Kimberly Moekle

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 650- 723-8245
Office Location:
Sweet Hall 3rd Floor, Rm 320, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Office Hours:

M/W 03:30pm-05:00pm


Kimberly Moekle is a true California Native who teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at Stanford University, and co-founded the Stanford Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars (SUSS) program. She completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2000, where she held a variety of teaching and administrative positions, and served as an Assistant Course Director for Undergraduate Writing.

Kimberly’s current writing and research interests include issues at the intersection of environmental rhetoric and environmental ethics, with a particular focus on sustainable energy, ecohumanities pedagogy, and the rhetoric of environmental politics in America. She has published both in edited volumes and in peer-reviewed journals on the critical role of rhetoric in environmental controversies, and also on the concept of writing studies as an ideal disciplinary arena for engaging undergraduates in conversations about sustainability.

Kimberly teaches various undergraduate writing seminars on themes such as the rhetoric of sustainable energy, invasive species, and the discourse of places and spaces. She also mentors graduate students in a variety of disciplines, and has co-taught a graduate seminar sponsored by the School of Earth Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program on the Environment and Resources (IPER), with support from the Hume Writing Center (HWC). She is also a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Climate Leaders are volunteers from countless fields who collaborate responsibly with their peers to make climate change part of daily conversation, and particularly to connect the dots between extreme weather and the global reality of climate change.


"The Vision or the View: Cape Wind and the Rhetoric of Sustainable Energy"

"Rhetoric, Environmental Pragmatism, and the Ecology of Writing"

"The Rhetoric of Sustainability: Ecocomposition and Environmnetal Pragmatism"

The Anteater Reader, 7th Edition

The Student Guide to Writing at UCI, 2nd and 3rd Editions