Skip to content

Sean Morey

Associate Professor


My research primarily examines how emerging digital technologies affect the way humans write and communicate, and explores the connections between three main areas: rhetorical theory, digital technologies, and environmental studies. Much of my environmental-based work seeks to address how changes in writing technologies affect the ways that humans relate to the environment, nonhuman animals, and concepts of nature.


  • Ph.D. 2010 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    • Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • M.A. 2005 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    • Rhetoric and Composition, New Media
  • B.A. 2003 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    • Classical Studies
  • B.A. 2002 University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
    • English (American Literature)
    • Minor: Classical Studies and Secondary Education


Scholarly Monographs:

Morey, Sean. Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affects, Electracy. Routledge, 2016

Edited Collections:

Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell, editors. Augumented Reality: Innovative Perspectives Across Art, Industry, And Academia. Parlor Press, 2017

Dobrin, Sidney I., and Sean Morey, editors. Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature. State University of New York Press. 2009


Morey, Sean. The Digital Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2017.

Morey, Sean. The New Media Writer. Fountainhead Press, 2014.

Representative Articles:

Morey, Sean. “Speculative Zoopoetics.” Rhetorical Speculations, edited by Scott Sundvall, Utah State University Press, in press.

Morey, Sean, and John Tinnell. “Ubicomposition: Circulation as Production and Abduction in Carlo Ratti’s Smart Environments.” Rhetoric, Writing, and Circulation, edited by Collin Brooke and Laurie Gries, Utah State University Press, in press.

Morey, Sean. “Beyond Sharkness: The Avatar that therefore We Are.” TRACE: Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology, vol. 1, 2017. 

Morey, Sean. “Deepwater Horizon Roadkill Tollbooth (a MEmorial).” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media, vol. 21, no. 2, 2017.

Van Horn, Nicholas, Aaron Beveridge, and Sean Morey. “Attention Ecology: Trend Circulation and the Typology of Iteration.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 4, 2016.

Morey, Sean. “Network of Bones: Key West as Underworld.” Florida, edited by Jeff Rice, Parlor Press, 2015, 17-33.

Morey, Sean. “Becoming T@iled.” Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing, edited by Sidney I. Dobrin, Parlor Press, 2015, 133-154.

Morey, Sean. “Florida Econography and the Ugly Cuteness of Econs.” Journal of Florida Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, 2014.

Morey, Sean. “Digital Ecologies.” Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology, edited by Sidney I. Dobrin, Routledge, 2012, 106-121. 

Contact Information

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.