About Me

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I am an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. I earned my Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation, Humility, Trauma, and Solidarity: The Rhetoric of Sensitivity, tracks the operation of gender in post-human rhetorical theory through chapters on reading and addiction, sensitivity and trigger warnings, and identification in hypertext video games. At UT Austin, I served as Assistant Director in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for two years (2013-2015). I earned a Digital Writing and Research Certificate in 2015. From 2012-2013, I served on the Rhetoric Society of America Governing Board. I have presented conference papers at CCCC, NCA, and RSA. My writing is published in Philosophy & RhetoricTransgender Studies QuarterlyKairos, QED: A Journal of Queer Worldmaking, The E3W Review of Books, and Interstitial.