Welcome to my blog, Rhetoric Matters. This is a public space where I discuss, analyze, debate, argue, etc. issues of rhetorical importance. A trifle about me (CAUTION, rhetorical selfie to follow):
“…writing surrounds us: it’s not something we do just in school or on the job but something that is as familiar and everyday as a pair of worn sneakers or the air we breathe.” — Andrea Lunsford.
Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University). I earned my Ph.D in rhetoric and composition from Georgia State University in 2012, specializing in post-process composition theory and rhetorical praxis. My research finds further loci in diverse sub-fields of rhetoric, including digital literacies, 19th century women’s literature, performativity theory, and African American linguistic performances. I also conduct empirical research with undergraduate student-scholars, interrogating the intersections of theory and practice as they evidence themselves in undergraduate and graduate writing programs. At Georgia State University, I was the 2010-2011 Marguerite Pettes Murphy Teaching Fellow and the 2009-2010 New Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. I have published work in Studies in the Literary Imagination, the Journal of Learning Communities Research, Women in Judaism, and Composition Studies. You may also see my pedagogical praxis “at-work” on the Bedford/St. Martins Multimodal Mondays blog. I have presented my diverse work at regional and national conferences on panels and in workshops, including Computers & Writing, the Texas Rhetoric Symposium, and the Conference on African Diasporas. My teaching praxis centers on disrupting binaries that separate teachers and students as well as engendering opportunities for student-scholars to enter into academic conservations with informed voices.
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