Walter Lucken

Walter Lucken

PhD Candidate
Vice President, Wayne State Rhetoric Society

Curriculum vitae


Walter Lucken



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Basic Writing
  • Carceral Studies
  • History of Rhetoric 


  • MA, English (Rhetoric and Composition), Wayne State, 2019.
  • MA, History (World History), Wayne State, 2016.
  • BA, History, Michigan State University, 2012.

Selected publications

Absent but Present: Voices from the Writer's Block. Co-editor with Kristin Palm. Free School Press, 2020. 

deep ends, Freedom Arts Press, 2020. 

Two Pieces of the Past (with Dominic Palarchio) Runner, 2020. 

Currently teaching

  •  ENG 3020: Writing Abolition. 

Courses taught

Composition Program-Department of English

  • ENG 1010: Basic Writing
  • ENG 1020: Introductory College Writing
  • ENG 3020: Community Writing
  • ENG 3050: Technical Communication I: Reports

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies

  • ENG 1010-ENG 1020 Stretch Curriculum
  • ENG 1010: Visuality and Vulnerability
  • ENG 1020: Writing, Knowledge, Production