Cara Messina

Assistant Professor
210 Stone Center   

Cara Marta Messina is a Professional Writing faculty member with a focus on digital rhetoric. Her research and teaching interests include fan studies, the writing & rhetoric of coding, intersectional feminism, digital humanities, mixed methods, and game studies. She received the 2019 Kairos Teaching Award, a competitive national award for digital pedagogy. Currently, she is on the editorial board for Kairos and is the communications officer for the Writing and Rhetoric of Code special interest group. Her work appears in the Journal of Writing Analytics, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, Composition Forum, and several edited collections.

Cara Messina

Courses Taught:

  • EH 141 Oral Communication
  • EH 322 Technical Writing
  • EH 332 Writing for Podcasts


  • Ph.D. in English with a focus on Writing & Rhetoric from Northeastern University in 2021
  • M.A. in English from St. John's University in 2015
  • B.A. in English from St. John's University in 2014

Other Responsibilities

  • Coordinator of First-Year Writing
  • First-Year Writing Committee
  • Adjunct Faculty Mentor