Sigrid Streit

Sigrid Streit

Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 222
Phone: 313-993-1082
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  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • Master of Arts, Kent State University
  • Master of Arts, Dresden Institute of Technology


Sigrid Streit joined Detroit Mercy in 2015; prior to this position, she taught at Stanford University and Penn State. Streit holds a doctorate 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. In her capacity as director of writing across the curriculum, Streit collaborates with departments and individual instructors to support the integration of writing across disciplines at the University.

Her research and teaching interests include the relationship of knowledge to embodied practices and teaching and learning in multimodal settings. Streit recently co-authored "Gilbert Austin's Chironomia Revisited: Sympathy, Science, and the Representation of Movement.: Her current research explores the role of movement and its ability to form implicit arguments in the context of complementary and alternative medicine.