Research

Here are brief overviews of my current research projects:

    1. A longitudinal study of how college writing professors are prepared to teach with and about technology, which we’re calling “technopedagogy.” This research project began in 2012, and my collaborators Dr. Stacy Kastner and Dr. Alison Witte and I previously published on our findings from a pilot survey that directors at 41 Rhetoric and Writing PhD programs responded to. Currently, we are doing an extensive literature review, which we will present on at the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville in October 2016. We are also  revising our original survey and conducting interviews with the folks who worked on the recently published CCCC Statement on Preparing Teachers of College Writing. We look forward to future site visits to talk with faculty and students in PhD programs about their technopedagogy program and experiences.
    2. An edited collection on feminist rhetorics tentatively titled Feminist Connections: Rhetorical Strategies from the Suffragists to the Cyberfeminists, with collaborators Dr. Katherine Fredlund and Dr. Jessica Ouellette. This collection seeks to bring together the subfields of historical women’s rhetoric and feminist digital rhetoric by exposing how feminist conversations and rhetorical strategies have transformed from the 19th century to the present and by considering how digital feminist strategies can help us rethink historical rhetorics and vice versa. The collection is meant to be a space for us to think through and make visible the connections between feminists of different time periods, spaces, and locations. We are under advance contract and will be submitting the complete manuscript of this collection in early 2018.

To view slightly older work, you can also click on the “Dissertation” tab to read an abstract of my dissertation and to view related texts presented to BGSU’s Rhetoric and Writing program.

Upcoming events:

Panelist. “Administration without Tenure: A Roundtable Discussion on Institutional Positioning and Strategy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Kansas City, MO. March 2018.

Recent events:

Panelist. “Feminist​ ​Connections:​ ​Rhetorical​ ​Strategies​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Suffragists​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Cyberfeminists.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, OH. October 2017.

Panelist. “The Language of Technology in Professional Documents and Local Contexts: Cultivating Technologically Responsive Positions, Practices, and Persons.” CCCC. Portland, OR. March 2017.

Panelist. “New Service Learning and Community Engagement at an Historically-White, Small Liberal Arts College.” Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit. Indianapolis, IN. February 2017.

Panelist. “New/Multi/Modal/Visual/Digital/Media Technologies”: Tracing Technology Terminologies across Four Decades of Professional Publications. Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. October 2016.

Workshop co-facilitator. “Translingual Literacy and Writing Center Work.” SWCA-KY Fall 2016 Conference. Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, KY. 30 September 2016.

Recent publications:

“Study Title: Community-Sponsored Literate Activity and Technofeminism: Ethnographic Inquiry of Feministing.” Research Exchange 1. REx: The Research Exchange Index: A Peer-Reviewed Cumulative Database of International Writing Research. Web. 2016.

“Study Title: ‘In Dark Corners Only’: Technology Instruction and Teacher Preparation in Rhet/Comp PhD Programs.” Research Exchange 1. REx: The Research Exchange Index: A Peer-Reviewed Cumulative Database of International Writing Research. Web. 2016.

Selected previous publications:

“Writing Teachers for Twenty-First Century Writers: A Gap in Graduate Education.” Co-authors Stacy Kastner and Alison Witte. Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 15.1 (Jan. 2015): 45-57. Print.

Rev. of Literate Zeal: Gender and the Making of a New Yorker Ethos by Janet Carey Eldred. Composition Studies 41.1 (Spring 2013): 137-40. Print.

Rev. of Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies by Eileen Schell and K.J. Rawson. Co-authors Em Hurford, Stacy KastnerJeff KirchoffLee Nickoson, and Kate Spike. Feminist Teacher 22.2 (2012): 160-62. Print.

“Cyberfeminists at Play: Lessons on Literacy and Activism from a Girls’ Computer Camp.” Co-authors Kristine BlairKatherine Fredlund, Em Hurford, Stacy Kastner, and Alison WitteFeminist Teacher 22.1 (2011): 43-59.

Contact Info

Office: 210 MFA
Winter 2018 Office Hours
M/W: 12-2pm
Th: 4:15-5:15 pm
& by appointment
"I like to see feminist theory as a reinvented coyote discourse obligated to its sources in many heterogenous accounts of the world."
-- Donna Haraway
“Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously students and teachers.”
-- Paulo Freire
"Writing is feminist machinery, and play is one of its gears."
-- Laura Micciche