Hazel Guler
Assoc Prof, English

Email gulere@longwood.edu
Phone (434) 395-2423
Department English and Modern Languages
Office Grainger 104

Dr. Hazel Elif Guler is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program in the Department of English and Modern Languages. She came to Longwood University as an Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric and Professional Writing) in 2014 after teaching for seven years at Old Dominion University. She has a B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Professional Writing, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse Studies. 

Dr. Guler teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of cultural rhetoric, civic and professional writing, and women’s studies. She is a winner of the Raiford Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Whatley Article Award given annually by the Popular Culture Association in the South.

In addition to the various department, college, and university committees, Dr. Guler served on Longwood's Faculty Senate and is an active member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the Rhetoric Society of Europe.

She regularly organizes panels, facilitates workshops, and presents her own work at conferences across the world. Her most recent book chapter on the indigenous rhetorical notions in a medieval Turkic text (as part of a recently growing scholarly movement to recover non-Western and global approaches to rhetoric) is forthcoming in the groundbreaking anthology, Global Rhetorical Traditions (in press), which is expected to be a counterpart to the field classic, The Rhetorical Tradition (Bizzell et al.).

Courses taught at Longwood:

  • ENGL 165 Writing and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 210 Introduction to Digital Writing (regular and online sections)
  • ENGL 301 Rhetorical Criticism of Film and Popular Culture
  • ENGL 302 History of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 303 Visual Rhetoric and Document Design
  • ENGL 319 Technical Writing
  • ENGL 305 Topics in Rhetoric and Prof. Writing (Topics taught: Social Change, Cross-National Leadership Rhetoric/Public Address, and Organizational Rhetoric)
  • ENGL 400 Active Citizenship Writing (regular and online sections)
  • ENGL 470 Professional Writing Skills (regular and online sections)
  • ENGL 490 Independent Readings in Professional Writing
  • ENGL 492 Internship in Professional Writing
  • INST 100 Introduction to International Studies

Selected Publications:

"Turkish Rhetorics: Prefatory Introduction." Global Rhetorical Traditions (ed. by Tarez Graban and Hui Wu, Parlor Press, forthcoming in 2022).

"Exploring the Rhetorical Perspectives in Yusuf Has Hacib's Kutadgu Bilig, Karakhanid Empire: 
A Partial Translation with an Introduction and a Commentary (Middle Turkish, 11th Century CE, Central Asia)." Global Rhetorical Traditions (ed. by Tarez Graban and Hui Wu, Parlor Press, forthcoming in 2022).

“An Annotated Bibliography of Global and Non-Western Rhetorics: Sources for Comparative Rhetorical Studies” (co-author, ed. by Anne Melfi, Nicole Khoury, and Tarez Graban). Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol. 9, 2020.

“An Overview of Kut and Töre as the Pillars of the Turkish Rhetorical Tradition.” The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics Studies in the History, Application, and Teaching of Rhetoric Beyond Traditional Greco-Roman Contexts (ed. by Keith Lloyd). New York: Routledge, 2020.

“Understanding Turkish Rhetoric in the Intertextuality of Two Seminal Texts: The Orkhon Inscriptions and Ataturk’s Nutuk” (with I. Goksel). Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 22 no. 2, 2019. 194-207.

“The Symbolic Restoration of Women’s Place in Turkey’s Resurrection.” Studies in Popular Culture, Volume 40, Issue 2, 2018.

“The Pedagogical Implications of Teaching Atatürk’s ‘Address to the Youth’ for Global Rhetoric and Civic Action in the U.S. Writing Classroom” (with I. Goksel). Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2017. 

Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction (Asst Editor with Beth Hewett and Kevin DePew). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015.

“Blogs, Collaboration, and Assessment” (with Carl Whithaus, et al). Collaboration, Literature and Composition: Essays for Teachers and Writers of English. Eds. Frank Gaughan and Peter Khost. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2007. 173-190.

More information about Dr. Guler can be found on her personal website: www.elifguler.com