Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. in English: Rhetoric & Composition (2021)

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Certificate in Teaching with Technology

Dissertation: Programming Women: Rhetorical Education, Literacy, and Coding

Committee: Dr. Debra Hawhee, Dr. Stuart Selber, Dr. Cheryl Glenn, and Dr. Suresh Canagarajah

 

M.A. in English: Rhetoric & Composition (2017)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida   

Certificate in Editing & Publishing

Thesis: Radio Rhetor: The Rhetorical Practices of Mary Margaret McBride

Committee: Dr. Kristie Fleckenstein, Dr. Kathleen Yancey, Dr. Tarez Graban

 

B.A. in English & Economics (2015)

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, University Honors

Thesis: Attention in the Digitally Networked Economy

Committee: Dr. Jason Helms, Dr. Rob Garnett, Dr. Dan Williams

 

Research Interests

 

Feminist rhetorics and technologies; technical writing; literacy studies and writing pedagogy; qualitative and archival research methods.

 

Publications

 

Book Chapter

“Feminist Platforms & Feminine Practices: Mary Margaret McBride’s Radio Rhetoric” chapter accepted for Widening the View: Essays on Feminist Historiography, Ephemeral Archives, and Rhetorical Education, edited by Jennifer Burgess and Gavin Johnson.

 

Manuscripts in Progress

 

“Platform Rhetoric in the Digitally Networked Sharing Economy." [Under Review]

This article analyzes the home sharing platform Airbnb’s interface and user practices, revealing how both cultivate a “rhetoric of belonging” that blurs distinctions between economic and affective value, ultimately eliding the precarious nature of work on the platform. (7,500 words) 

 

““If you can read, you can code:” Rhetoric and Literacy in Online Coding Education Platforms." [In Progress]

Adapted from my dissertation, this article considers how programming literacy is taught by two online coding education platforms, Skillcrush and Codecademy. Despite the platforms’ claims to “disruption,” each is rooted in behaviorist pedagogy from the early nineteenth century and promotes a functional coding literacy. (9,320 words)

Conference Presentations

 

“Gendered Ecologies of Programming Education” (2020)

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI

 

“Programming Women: Platform Labor and Rhetorical Education” (2020)

Algorithms for Her? Conference, London, England

“Transnational Feminism and the Rhetoric of Women’s Coding Literacy Movements” (2019)

Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Harrisonburg, VA

 

“Radio Rhetoric: Mary Margaret McBride and Archival Listening” (2019)

International Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference, New Orleans, LA

 

“Power and Performance in Translingual Academic Writing” (Respondent)

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA

 

“Counter-Performance in the Archives” (2019)

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA

“Towards an Ethics of Haptic Technology” (2018)

Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Estes Park, Colorado

 

“Invoking the Body: Touch and Making Meaning” (2017) 

Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH

 

“Contemplative Writing & Digital Composition” (2017)

 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Conference, Estes Park, CO

 

“Cultivating an Ear for Difference: Listening as Sonic Archival Practice” (2017)

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR

 

“What It Means to Compose for the Web” (2016)

Computers and Writing Conference, Rochester, NY

 

“Digital Contemplative Composition: A Feminist Approach to Inquiry” (2016)

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX

 

“Vegication: A Commercial Xeriscaping Plan for Fort Worth” (2015)

Add-Ran College Undergraduate Research Festival, Fort Worth, TX

Awarded 1st Place for Poster Presentations

 

“Attention Economics in Online Sharing Communities” (2014)

Add-Ran College Undergraduate Research Festival, Fort Worth, TX

Awarded 1st place for Economics Research

Honors, Scholarships and Grants

Center for Humanities and Information Predoctoral Fellowship (2020-2021)

PSU RGSO Dissertation Research Funding Grant (2019)

PSU Enhanced Graduate Scholar Fellowship (2017-2018)

Margaret Rose-Marek Multimedia Writing Award Honorable Mention (2015)

The Lilla Thomas Award for an Interpretive or Critical Essay on Feminist Writers or Feminist Issues (2015)

Economics Department Senior Scholar & Lane Smutz Economics Award (2015)

Phi Beta Kappa (2014)

TCU Mission Statement Scholarship Finalist (2014)

TCU Dean’s Scholarship (2010-2015)

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

Pennsylvania State University

Composition Pedagogy (1 section, graduate-level teaching practicum co-taught with Cheryl Glenn and Gregg Rogers)

Technical Communication (1 section, hybrid in-person and online) ​

Rhetoric and Composition (3 sections, 1 online)

British Literature from 1798 (1 section, stepped in following an instructor's medical leave)

 

Florida State University    

 

Research, Genre, and Context (4 sections)

 

Upward Bound

 

English Capstone (1 section)

Digital Studio Experience

 

Pennsylvania State University

 

Digital English Studio Consultant (2019-2020)

Revised World Campus courses; worked to complete departmental instructional design goals; assisted with the department transition to online pedagogy following the COVID-19 pandemic; and completed professional development in online pedagogy.

 

Florida State University 

 

Digital Studio Consultant (2015-2017)

Led workshops on genre, visual rhetoric, and digital composing technologies for students and campus groups; worked with students and faculty to achieve their technology goals; and created programming for university-wide writing and multimodal composition initiatives.

Administrative Experience

Pennsylvania State University

Program in Writing and Rhetoric Graduate Assistant (2019-2020)

Organized and led the fall orientation; taught semester-long course on composition theory and pedagogy for new graduate instructors and teaching faculty; handled transition to online pedagogy for new instructors during COVID-19 pandemic; managed program undergraduate interns; published annual compilation of student writing used in every first year writing course and its online companion; and ran grade appeal process.

John V. Roach Honors College    

Research Assistant (2013-2015)

Served as an intern at the TCU Press; assisted with acquisitions; copy-edited and helped revise works for publication; conducted archival research and assisted with class materials.

Writing Center & Tutoring Experience

Penn State University

Writing Center Tutor (2018-2019)

Florida State University

Reading & Writing Center Tutor (2015-2016)

Texas Christian University

Economics Department Tutor (2013-2015)

Professional Development

 

Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute

Race and Digital Rhetoric Workshop (Catherine Knight Steele and James Brown Jr.), University of Maryland (2019)

Conference on College Composition and Communication Workshop

Performing Antiracist Practices at the Writing Program, Departmental, and Institutional Levels and Beyond: Combating Linguistic Racism (Isabel Baca, David Green, Austin Jackson, Kim Brian Lovejoy, Rashidah Muhammad, and Elaine Richardson),

Pittsburgh, March 2019.

 

Service

 

University & Departmental Service

Graduate Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (2020-2021) 

Program in Writing and Rhetoric Teaching Mentor (2020-2021)

PSU Mentoring Program Mentor & Coordinator (2018-2020)

Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians Technology Coordinator (2018-2019)

PSU English Graduate Organization Webmaster (2018-2019)

FSU College Composition Committee (2016-2017)

FSU Reading Writing Center Committee (2016-2017)

 

Community Literacy Activism

 

Mid-State Literacy ESL Teacher (2017-2020)

Global Connections Conversation Partner (2017-2019)

Literacy Volunteers of Leon County ESOL Tutor (2017)

Grace Mission Middle School Reading Tutor (2017)

Catholic Charities ESL Tutor (2014-2015)

Related Professional Skills 

 

Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Audacity, SPSS, HTML, CSS

Completed Training in: Golang, Python, Javascript

Languages

 

Spanish (reading)

Professional Affiliations

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition 

College Composition and Communication 

Rhetoric Society of America 

International Society for History of Rhetoric 

 

Relevant Coursework

 

Professional Writing (Stuart Selber)

Ethnic Rhetorics (Keith Gilyard)

Feminist Rhetorics (Cheryl Glenn)

Rhetorics and Technologies (Stuart Selber)

Language Socialization Across Contexts (Suresh Canagarajah)

Rhetoric, Archives, Information (Pamela VanHaitsma)

Rhetoric’s Sensorium (Debra Hawhee)

Theories of Rhetoric and Composition (Suresh Canagarajah)

Platform, Software, and Code Studies (Brian Lennon)

Histories and Historiographies of Rhetoric (Cheryl Glenn)

Embodied Rhetorics (Kristie Fleckenstein)

Digital Revolutions & Convergence Culture (Kathleen Yancey)

Global Rhetorics (Tarez Graban)

Composition Theory (Kathleen Yancey)

Rhetorical Theory (Kristie Fleckenstein)

Rhetoric & Poetics (Ann George)

Digital Rhetorics (Jason Helms)

updated 9.7.20

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