Daisy E. Levy, PhD

assistant professor, the hunter Division of humanities

Everett Mansion 353


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2012
  • MA, Miami University, 2005
  • BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Courses taught

  • Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • Creative Writing

academic Research/ interests

  • Cultural rhetories, embodied rhetorics, performance theory, nonfiction writing

areas of expertise

Cultural rhetorics theories and methodologies, writing (poetry, essays, muti-genre), movement education/studies

Why I teach

I teach because I am curious, because I like people, and because the act of teaching helps me to feel connected to a bigger world.

Favorite Book

    Lately, I'm drawn to Laurie R. King's Mary Russell detective series. I recently read Allison Bechdel's "Fun Home" and was transformed. I keep a copy of "Bridge to Terabithia" on my bookshelf, a leftover from my childhood, and I also have a penchant for anatomy and kinesiology books, like "Taking Root to Fly," by Irene Dowd. There's so many more, i couldn't list them all here.

Favorite film

I joke with people when I say I'm an easy sell, regarding movies. I like them. A lot. I'm thrilled to pieces over the latest Batman trilogy, likewise the Bourne series. I loved Meryl Streep as Julia Childs, and thought "Up" was one of the sweetest, funniest movies I'd seen in a long time. I'm also a sucker for Katherine and Audrey Hepburn flicks.

Best part of being at SVC

I have to say that the friendliness is off the charts here, and I'm glad to be part of such a thoughtful community!


October 2014 - Published article with five colleagues in Enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture: "Our Story Begins Here: Constelling Cultural Rhetorics" - http://www.enculturation.net/our-story-begins-here