Trent M Kays is a writer, teacher, and rhetoric & writing studies PhD student in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. He serves as a Graduate Instructor in the department’s undergraduate writing program, where he teaches a variety of rhetoric and writing intensive courses. His research primarily interrogates the roles of digital rhetoric, critical pedagogy, and the Internet in political, cultural, and social movements.
His work regularly appears in local and national media, including USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Minnesota Daily, Paleofuture Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Conversation, The New Zealand Herald, and other publications.
He often writes about society, technology, culture, and higher education issues; is a fierce open access advocate and practitioner; and believes academics should work for the community good and be ethical public intellectuals.
He aims to misbehave and wants to change the world.