Broadly, Dr. Agboka's
research investigates the social justice implications of technical
communication. His research interests include intercultural technical
communication, social justice in technical communication, the rhetoric
of science and medicine, tensions between localization and
globalization, and research methods. Dr. Agboka's publications have
appeared in forums such as
Technical Communication Quarterly,
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and
Connexions • International Professional Communication Journal.
In addition to presenting at various national and international
conferences on his areas of interest, Dr. Agboka has also reviewed
manuscripts and proposals for several technical communication journals
Agboka, G. "Liberating intercultural technical communication from "Large
Culture" ideologies: Constructing culture discursively." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42, 159-181. (April, 2012). Nominated for Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication at 2014 NCTE Scientific and Technical Communication Awards.
Agboka, G. "Participatory localization: A social justice approach to navigating unenfranchised/disenfranchised sites." Technical Communication Quarterly, 22, 28-49. (January 2013).
Agboka, G. "Thinking about social justice research: Interrogating the international in international technical communication discourse." Connexions • International Professional Communication Journal, 1, 1-9 (May 2013). Lead Article.
Agboka, G. "Decolonial methodologies: Social justice perspectives in intercultural communication research." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 44, 297-327. (September 2014).
Agboka, G. "Little by little: social justice perspectives in programs at a Hispanic-serving institution." Proceedings, 39th Annual Conference of Council on Programs for Technical and Scientific Communication, ed. Lisa Meloncon. Houghton, MI: CPTSC, 2013.
Agboka, G. Review of Teaching intercultural rhetoric and technical communication: Theories, curriculum, pedagogies and practices, (Eds. Barry Thatcher and Kirk St. Amant). Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 43(1), 108-116. (January 2013).
Agboka (with Brooklyn Lehner) The Redbird Reader: A Collection of Student Writing (Ed.), Normal: Stipes Publishing, L. L. C., 2009.
G. "Indigenous Contexts, New Questions: Integrating Human Rights
Perspectives in Technical Communication." Book chapter in Integrating Theoretical Frameworks for Teaching Technical Communication (Forthcoming).
Winner (with Rey Romero) of Mini-Grant for Community Engagement ($2000), University of Houston-Downtown, Fall 2014.
Winner of Organized Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Grant ($4000), University of Houston-Downtown, Fall 2013.
Article ("Liberating Intercultural Technical Communication from "Large Culture" Ideologies: Constructing Culture Discursively)" Nominated by the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication for NCTE/CCCC's Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication.
Doctoral Dissertation Nominated for Clarence W. Sorensen Distinguished Dissertation Award, Illinois State University, November 2011.
Graduate Student Scholarship for Best Research, Association of Business Communication, October 2010, ($400).
Winner of Master's Level Teaching Initiative Award, Department of English, Illinois State University, Spring 2005 ($400).
Nominated by Department of English, Illinois State University for Illinois State University's Teaching Award, Level I Masters, Fall 2005.