The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sonia Arellano to UCF.

Sonia is from Austin, Texas and most recently has moved to Orlando from Tucson, Arizona. Her research engages material projects that address social justice issues, specifically regarding death. For example she examines a quilt project memorializing migrant lives lost in the Arizona desert as well as an embroidery project memorializing victims of transnational drug violence in Mexico. Her research of material and tactile rhetorics promotes the expansion of what counts as research and who count as researchers.

In her spare time, Sonia quilts, travels as much as possible, and spends time with her two cats. She is looking forward to living close to the beach for the first time.