Dr. Octavio Pimentel
Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
Dr. Octavio Pimentel joined the Masters in Rhetoric and Composition Program in The Department of English at Texas State University in 2005. He has taught various classes in the rhetoric and composition field, including first-year composition courses, advanced composition, technical writing, as well as critical graduate courses that encompass issues of minority languages, rhetoric, and writing. Critically trained in rhetoric, writing, and education, Dr. Pimentel combines these fields while addressing critical issues of minoritized individuals in the composition field.
He has published three books: Racial Shorthand: Racial Discrimination Contested in Social Media, with Cruz Medina, (University Press of Colorado, 2018), Historias de Éxito within Mexican Communities: Silenced Voices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Communicating Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in Technical Communication, with Miriam F. Williams, which won the 2016 Technical and Scientific Communication Award for Best Collection of Essays National Book Award (Baywood Press, 2014). Currently, Dr. Pimentel is working on his fourth book, Cuentos & Testimonies: Diversity and Inclusion at Texas State, with Miriam F. Williams, which is scheduled to be published in the Fall 2018 by Texas State University.