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Rhetoric Matters!

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):

Bear banner“…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 Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.  I earned my Ph.D in rhetoric and composition from Georgia State University, specializing in digitally engaged composition and critical feminist praxis.  My research finds further loci in diverse sub-fields of rhetoric, including digital literacies; 19th-century women’s

public discourses ; and, most recently, (re)conventional grammar uses across digital writing spaces.  I also conduct empirical research with student-scholars, interrogating the intersections of theory and practice as they evidence themselves in courses across universities and how students’ information-seeking behaviors impact their own digital literacies.  My current projects include the LILAC project, a multi-institutional, mixed-methods effort to describe and analyze students’ research strategies.  i am also conducting a digital humanities initiative university-wide with community partners.  Our working website is www.anyonesittinghere.org.   I have published work in Studies in the Literary Imagination, the Journal of Learning Communities Research, Women in Judaism, Bellaterra, and Composition Studies. I am also a regular blogger for Andrea Lunsford’s Multimodal Monday series. I have presented my diverse work at regional and national conferences on panels and in workshops, including Computers & Writing, the Texas Rhetoric Symposium, CCCCs, RSA, and the Conference on African Diasporas.  My teaching praxis centers on disrupting binaries that separate teachers and students as well as on engendering digital opportunities for student-scholars to enter into academic conservations with informed voices.