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Cindy Tekobbe

Assistant Professor



Cindy Tekobbe is Assistant Professor of Critical Feminist Science & Technology at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). She is dual appointed in Gender; Women’s Studies (GWS) and Communication. Her work investigates the digital lives, identities, and activism practices of traditionally underserved and erased peoples and communities. She has publications in journals like, Present Tense, Enculturation, the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, First Monday, and Information, Communication & Society.  Her book, forthcoming from the University Press of Colorado, is titled Indigenous Voices in Digital Spaces. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Association of Internet Research (AoIR) and is the acting co-chair of the Indigenous Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs). She is an ICQCM Scholar. Cindy was born and raised in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, graduating from Arizona State University with degrees in English and Rhetoric, Writing and Linguistics. Prior to arriving at UIC, Cindy researched and taught in the Composition, Rhetoric and English Studies (CRES) program at the University of Alabama. She is a citizen of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.


PhD, Rhetoric, Writing and Linguistics, Arizona State University
MA, English, Arizona State University
BA, English major, Women’s Studies minor, Arizona State University