Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Neuwirth

Chris Neuwirth

Professor of English and Human Computer Interaction

Area of Study

Global Communication and Applied Translation, Humanities Analytics, Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Technical Writing and Communication


My research activities have focused on developing theory- and research-based computer tools for reading and writing, as well as conducting empirical research that explores the effects of those tools. The tools allow us to test hypotheses about how external representations can augment writers' performances. I've also focused on arguments of policy and on collaborative writing.

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  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A. Philosophy University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

Charney, D. H., Neuwirth, C. M., Kaufer, D. S., Geisler, C. (2006). Having your say.
Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.

Setlock, L. D., Fussell, S. R., & Neuwirth, C. M. (2004). "Taking it out of context: Collaborating
within and across cultures in face-to-face settings and via instant messaging." In Proceedings
of the  Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
(CSCW '04) (pp. 604-613).
New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery.

Bellotti, V., Ducheneaut, N., Howard, M., Smith, I., & Neuwirth, C. (2002). "Innovation in
extremis: evolving an application for the critical work of email and information
management." In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp.
181-192), New York: Association for Computing Machinery.