Philip Longo
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
    • Composition Coordinator
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Phone
    (831) 459-4047
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Oakes College Academic Building, 314
  • Office Hours Spring 2022: T/Th 4-5pm on Zoom (see Canvas for link, or email)
  • Mail Stop Oakes College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street, Oakes Faculty Services
    • Santa Cruz California 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Writing; Archives, Archival Practices; Queer Studies
  • Courses Writing 1: Introduction to Composition; Writing 2: Rhetoric and Inquiry; Writing 2H: Rhetoric and Inquiry, Honors

Summary of Expertise

Writing pedagogy, information literacy, circulation studies, archives, queer rhetoric, the 1960s 

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., English, Rutgers University, 2013
M.A., English, University of Toronto, 2005
B.A., English, George Washington University, 2003

Honors, Awards and Grants

Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 2022


Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021


Course Development Award, UCSC Online Education, 2020 


Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2018-2019

Selected Publications

Longo, P. (2022), Between the Sheets: Gavin Arthur's Sexual Circulation. In Rhodes, J. and Alexander, J. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric. 

Longo, P. (2021), “Upstream” and “Lateral” Moves Through Information Networks, Writing Spaces, Vol. 4, Assignments and Activities Archive.

Longo, P. (2021). Alan Watts and His Queer Readers: Not So Strange Bedfellows. In Columbus, P. J. (Ed.). The Relevance of Alan Watts in Contemporary Culture: Understanding Contributions and Controversies, (pp. 198-219). Routledge.

Longo, P. (2018). Social Thought. In D. Wyatt (Ed.), American Literature in Transition, 1960–1970, (pp. 96–110). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.