Matthew Kim is presently a PhD student and research assistant in the English Studies department at Illinois State University. He researches the intersections of community engagement, the city, genre studies, activity theory, and composition-rhetoric. He has facilitated workshops and given lectures on teaching community activism through these intersections at computers and writing, conference on college composition and communication, and rhetoric in society. He was the 2004 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Assembly for Computers in English award for his work on digital literacies and the (dis) abled student. He is also the recipient of the Illinois State University English Studies department's Maurice Scharton award for his piece “Composing Democracy as a Genre of Community Action.” Matthew is co-founder, with Joyce Walker, of The Genre Bus, a mobile community action center that engages citizens in responding to instances of local, national, and international injustice by creating texts in genres of community action.