Chris Featherman is a Lecturer in the Writing and Communication Center. He has a Ph.D. in English Language and Rhetoric from the University of Washington in Seattle and has taught writing and communication since 2001. His teaching interests include genre, knowledge transfer, praxis, visual communication, and multilingual writing, and his research focuses on language, power, and ideology in the public sphere. Chris is the author of Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests (Routledge, 2015), and he has written for New Media & Society, The London School of Economics Review of Books, Discourse Studies, Journal of Language and Politics, and elsewhere. A Cambridge resident, he has served the city as a Participatory Budgeting delegate, Envision Cambridge working group member, and Food for Free volunteer.