Moore to receive technical communication book award

Book cover (left), Kristen Moore (right).

Moore's book "Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action" presents strategies for more just and equitable systems.

By Sarah D'Iorio

Published March 24, 2021


Kristen Moore, an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education, was selected to receive an award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) for her book on the role of technical communication in social justice.

The 2021 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication recognizes Moore’s 2019 title “Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action.”

Co-authored by Rebecca Walton (Utah State University) and Natasha N. Jones (Michigan State University), the book addresses ways in which systems of injustice and oppression are perpetuated by technical and professional communication, and presents strategies for shifting towards more just and equitable systems. The award will be presented at the 2021 CCCC Virtual Annual Convention this April. 

“We argue that in order to recognize, reveal, reject, and replace oppressive systems, we must build intersectional coalitions that guide our action and support our work," said Moore.

An engineering education faculty member at UB since 2018, Moore also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of English. Her research widely focuses on strategies for intervening in mundane injustices, particularly within public-facing technical communication and equity and inclusion efforts in the academy.