Dr. Christine Seifert
Associate Professor of Communication
Areas of Expertise
Rhetorical theory and practice, popular culture and feminism, and young adult literature (including Twilight, Hunger Games, etc.)
About Dr. Christine Seifert
Dr. Christine Seifert has a Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition and professional writing. She has worked as a technical writer and as a professional writing consultant for Bell Medical Services, Salt Lake Community College, and a Utah political candidate. She has published a number of magazine articles, including “Bite Me (or Don’t),” an analysis of the Twilight phenomenon, which has since been reprinted in two Pearson/Longman textbooks, Reading Women’s Lives and The Conscious Reader, as well as the essay collection Best Sex Writing 2010. Seifert’s young adult novel, The Predicteds (Sourcebooks Fire), debuted in September of 2011, and was voted “Best Dystopian Twist” by the City Weekly. Her novel has been published in three languages. She has appeared on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Park City TV, Good Day Utah, and a wide variety of radio shows to talk about her fiction and her analysis of sex and sexuality in young adult popular culture. She has been interviewed by USA Today, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Deseret News, and Salt Lake Magazine. Seifert has also published academic writing in Business Communication Quarterly. She has mentored professional writers in areas of marketing, branding, publishing, and technical writing for the past eight years, and she is dedicated to bringing civic engagement to her classes. She is the 2010 recipient of the Utah Campus Compact Civically Engaged Scholar Award.