Assistant Professor of Instruction
929 Anderson Hall
1114 Polett Walk


Composition, Rhetoric, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Generalist Literature, Film Studies


Rob Faunce teaches and writes about the classroom: how we learn, how we teach, how that affects pedagogy, and how that evolves through age and technology. He often teaches composition, 20th/21st century literature, film studies, gender, and theory (sometimes all at the same time). He is the recipient of the 2017 John Jay College Distinguished Teaching Award; the 2009 CUNY Leadership Award; and, the 1997 Mandell Prize for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Editorial Board of The Chronicle for Higher Education designated his writing for a “Best of 2011” award.

Selected Publications

  • “Contested Bodies.” Pedagogy 15.1 (January 2015): 183-191
  • “For Love of the Game.” The Chronicle for Higher Education. February 5, 2014
    “Queer and Nondemagogic Pedagogy.” CEA Forum 42.2 (Summer 2013): 30-44.
  • “Teaching Querelle in the Composition Classroom.” Pedagogy 12.2 (April 2012): 343-352.
  • “Queer Mentors.” The Chronicle for Higher Education. February 24, 2012
  • “All About Praxis: Connecting Me to Margo, through Bette Davis.” EOAGH 7. October 2011.
  • “All About Praxis: Queer Rhetoric and the Therapy of Watching Movies.” EOAGH 7. October 2011.
  • “Outing the Wizard.” The Chronicle for Higher Education. April 6, 2011
  • “An Underclass Of Adjuncts Is Educating Your Children.” Chronicle Of Higher Education 57.18: D10. January 7, 2011.
  • “The Gay Bond; or, Bond Goes Camping.” In James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films Are Not Enough, Eds. Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield, and Jack Becker. London: Cambridge Scholars. 2010.
  • “Contagious Homosexuality: Cruising and Sodom and Gomorrah.” Bright Lights Film Quarterly 66. November 2009.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 0802