Staff Directory


Aneil Rallin, PhD

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Phone: 949-480-4055

Fax: 949-480-4126


Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., University of Bombay
  • B.A., St. Xavier's College

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2006
  • 2004 - 2006  Assistant Professor, York University
  • 2001-2004 Assistant Professor and Director of General Education Writing, California State University, San Marcos
  • 2000-2001 Lecturer, University of Southern California
  • 1999-2000 Assistant Professor,  California State University, Chico
  • 1997-1999 Assistant Professor, Temple University

Research Interests

  • Activist Rhetorics and Critical Pedagogy
  • Transnational Cultural Studies and Queer/Postcolonial/Feminist Theory
  • "Experimental" Writing, Film, and Video

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • "The Politics of Persuasion versus the Construction of Alternative Communities: Zines in the Writing Classroom" Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Community Literacy, and Service Learning 2008   
  • "Dreads and Open Mouths: On Writing/Teaching" Text: The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs 2007  
  • "Taming Queers" symplokē 2005
  • "(Im)migrant Crossings" Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies 2004
  • "Texting the Body: Notes on Language, Writing, Desire" Literary Studies East and West 2000
  • " Writing Handbooks/Compliant Citizens." Keynote Address at Crisis Carnival, the twelfth annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, San Diego State University, 2004.   

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Modes of Inquiry
  • Communication Skills
  • The American Experience
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Experimental Critical Writing
  • Creative Writing  

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Professor of the Year, 2008