Research

Here are brief overviews of my current research projects:

    1. “Techno-Ecologies and Professional Development: Profiles from CCCC Certificate of Writing Excellence Awardees”: As the most recent stage of a longitudinal study, we have been awarded a CCCC Emergent Researcher Award to support the next stage of our study, which involves site visits to seven universities so we may gather data that will enrich our understandings of how writing programs and the various institutions within which they are situated prepare and provide ongoing support for instructors in writing programs that require students to produce digital artifacts and that have won the CCCC Certificate of Writing Excellence. 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. We have conducted an extensive literature review, which we presented on at the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville in October 2016. We also  revised our original survey and conducted interviews with the folks who worked on the recently published CCCC Statement on Preparing Teachers of College Writing.
    2. Feminist Connections: Rhetoric, Media and Delivery from the Suffragists to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen: An edited collection completed 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 in order to analyze, theorize, and bridge feminist activist rhetoric from the nineteenth century to the present. Rather than focus on a single time period, the thirteen essays in this collection consider how feminist activists from different eras have utilized similar rhetorical methods across time, space, and media in order to present messages to each other and to the public. The collection is under contract and is currently undergoing revisions. The complete manuscript of this collection was submitted on February 1, 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. “Making the Familiar Matter: Mapping Technology Ecologies as a Method for Making Everyday Structures and Relationships Visible.”Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. October 2018.

Recent 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.

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