Kellie M. Gray

Kellie M. Gray

Kellie M. Gray

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Writing and Rhetoric: digital rhetoric, professional writing, emoji, circulation, critical code studies

Kellie Gray's research focuses on digital and visual rhetoric. Her dissertation examines emoji through the lens of circulation and ecology, visual-semiotic theory, and social media data mining analysis.

She teaches composition and professional writing courses at George Mason.


MA, Rhetoric & Composition
Auburn University

BA, English
Lynchburg College

Recent Presentations

"Emoji as Ethos: Manufacturing Institutional Identity Through Visual Rhetoric." 17th Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

"Practice, Code, & Culture: A Framework for Emojis." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX, April 2016.

"Emoj(il)literacy: toward a grammar of pictograms." 31st Computers & Writing Conference. Menomonie, WI, May 2015.

"You Left Your Knowledge Open: Using Rikiwiki for Collaborative Knowledge-Building in Writing Studies." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN, March 2014. Co-presented with Michelle Sidler, Heather Young, Heath Fowler, Samuel Morris, Shane Ruckstuhl, and Stephen Carradini.