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Sigrid Streit

Assistant Professor of English

Sigrid Streit
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 222
Phone: 313-993-1082
Sigrid Streit


  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • Master of Arts, Kent State University
  • Master of Arts, Dresden Institute of Technology


Seigrid Streit joined Detroit Mercy in 2015; prior to this position, she taught at Stanford University and Penn State. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from Kent State University, and a second Master of Arts from Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Her research and teaching interests include the relationship of knowledge to embodied practices and teaching and learning in multimodal settings. Her current research explores the role of movement and its ability to form implicit arguments in the context of complementary and alternative medicine. The second part of her research agenda combines insights gained from her interest in nonverbal communication with questions related to digital literacy. She explores what motivates users to choose specific gestures in touchscreen interactions, and how comfortable they are using them.
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