Editorial Team

SENIOR EDITORS (2015 - Current)

Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and co-editor of Open Words: Access and English Studies and Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies, both refereed national scholarly journals. He serves as Interim Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts as well as Assistant Dean of Diversity and Belonging. His scholarly contributions focus on the intersections between Chicana feminist theory and Writing Studies under the lenses of border theory, gender, sexuality, and race. He is co-editor (with Isabel Baca and Susan Wolff Murphy) of Bordered Writers: Latinx Identities and Literacy Practices at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, a collection of testimonios and scholarly articles that examine innovated writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide. Other related published works include: “Localizing the Body for Practitioners in Writing Studies” in El Mundo Zurdo 5 and “The Coyolxauhqui Imperative in Developing Comunidad-Situated Writing Curricula at Hispanic-Serving Institutions,” co-authored with Candance de Leon-Zepeda in El Mundo Zurdo 6. His most recent publication “Encounters with Friction: Engaging Resistance through Strategic Neutrality,” co-authored with Romeo Garcia, appears in On Teacher Neutrality: Politics, Praxis, and Performativity, an edited collection by Daniel P. Richards. In 2020, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recognized Dr. Hinojosa, a former alum, for his research on Latinx Students, awarding him the University’s Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity award, and in 2021, CCCC/NCTE selected Bordered Writers as the recipient of the Advancement of Knowledge Award.

Kristina Gutierrez, Lone Star College - Kingwood

Kristina Gutierrez is Associate Professor at Lone Star College-Kingwood in Houston, Texas. She earned her Ph.D. in English from The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she specialized in rhetoric and composition and in Latinx cultural studies. Her research interests include visual rhetoric, new materialism, and popular cultural studies. She is currently co-writing an essay on the memorialization of Selena Quintanilla Pérez in Corpus Christi. She has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English, Rhetoric Society of America, and the IEEE PRO COMM-International Professional Communication Conference. She had also taught full time at Texas A&M University at College Station and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  

Sue Hum, University of Texas at San Antonio

Sue Hum is Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She specializes in writing enriched curricula, quantitative literacy, and visual rhetoric in technical and professional writing contexts. Her latest project investigates the influence of viewing practices and visual design on race and ethnicity. She is co-principal investigator on over $1.8 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for diversifying STEM education. Her publications have appeared in journals, including College English, JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition, and Technical Communication Quarterly. Her latest book is Persuading with Numbers: A Primer for Engaging Quantitative Information, (Kona Publishing & Media Group, 2017). She is co-editor of Open Words: Access and English Studies, available through WAC Clearinghouse. She has previously served as the Assistant Dean of Assessment and the Quality Enhancement Plan in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. In 2015, she received the President’s Distinguished Award for Core Curriculum Teaching.


Jagadish Paudel, University of Texas at El Paso

Jagadish Paudel is a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric and Composition Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso At the university, he also teaches first-year writing and upper-division courses. Prior to this, he taught various English courses, including Readings in English, and Teacher Professional Development, at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, for more than a decade. He has presented his papers at numerous conferences, including CCCC, CCW, ATTW, AAAL, TESOL, NELTA, the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, etc. His areas of interest include social justice in composition studies, decolonizing composition studies, policies in rhetoric and writing programs, multilingualism, translanguaging, critical pedagogy, non-Western rhetoric, and public rhetoric. His scholarship has been published in the RSA Quarterly, Rhetoric and Communications-E Journal (co-authored), Journal of NELTACCC journal, and a couple of book chapters in edited collections. In addition to serving as associate editor of Open Words, he is an associate editor for the Practices and Possibilities book series for the WAC Clearinghouse. He is also associated with the Writing Program Administrators-Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) Leadership CouncilCurrently, he serves as its Chair and usually leads speaker series events in the organization.   

Open Words: Access and English Studies is an open-access, peer-review scholarly journal, published on the WAC Clearinghouse and supported by Colorado State University. Articles are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs). ISSN: 2690-3911 (Print) 2690-392X (Online).