- PhD in Composition, University of Pittsburgh
- MFA in Poetry, University of Montana
- BA in English and Mathematics, St. Lawrence University.
Dr. Banazek is interested in how community membership mediates practices of description and visualization. She writes about diverse objects (including specialty camera lenses, search algorithms, metadata systems, image editing interfaces, and heuristics used by visionary poets) and engages with scholarship in the fields of rhetoric, writing studies, visual cultural studies, cultural geography, science and technology studies, design history, and the philosophy of media. She also studies digital pedagogy and regularly teaches courses that blend writing instruction and digital media production.
Her current primary research projects deals with the impact technologies of vision have on rhetorics of sensation, imagination, and education.