David Puthoff is a Graduate Instructor and a PhD student in American Literature. His research focuses on the practices of collective identity in the 19th century, including slave rebellions, non-nuclear family configurations, and labor unions. Genres he is pareticularly concerned with - both in research and pedagogy - include zines, pamphlets, speeches, technical documents, and anything utopian.
His research has been presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Southwest Pop Culture Conference (SWPCA), and the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). He is looking forward to presenting on "Precarity and Activism" at the 2018 Modern Language Association (MLA) in New York City.
David serves on the executive board of the New Mexico chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English, a professional organization that advocates for social justice in literacy practices. He has served as the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) secretary since 2016. In 2017 he was appointed Core Writing Coordinator and is currently working on a Writing Across the Cirriculum project to bridge literature, core writing, and disciplines within and outside the Humanities.
In his spare time, David networks with student activists on dismantling rape culture, fighting white supremacy, and deploying effective demonstration techniques. He lives in Albuquerque with his partner and their three cats. Time permitting, he also enjoys going to the gym, frequenting the range, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.