CV

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Department of English, Texas Tech University, 2016 – Present.

Assistant Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2011-2016.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 2012.

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2009-2011.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Director, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2015.

Graduate Research Assistant, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2015.

Project Leader, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. 2012-2013.

Staff Member, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. 2011-2012.

Peer Tutor, Arizona State University Writing Center. 2008.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English (emphasis in Rhetoric), University of Texas at Austin, TX, May 2016

M.A. in English (emphasis in Rhetoric), University of Texas at Austin, TX, 2011

B.A. in English with Honors, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Eds. Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell. Under advance contract; manuscript in preparation.

Refereed Journal Articles

“Forty Years and More: Reminiscences with Sharon Crowley.” Interview with Sharon Crowley, by Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell. Composition Forum. (forthcoming Summer 2017)

“Habit-Forming: Humility and the Rhetoric of Drugs.” Philosophy and Rhetoric. 48.3 (Fall 2015): 338-359.

“Performativity.” Transgender Studies Quarterly. Eds. Susan Stryker and Paisley Currah. 1.1/1.2 (Spring 2014): 148-150.

“The Mt. Oread Manifesto on Rhetorical Education.”* Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 44.1 (2014): 1-5. (*cited in publication as a contributor)

Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies Through Alternate Reality Games.”* Multimodal Research Within/Across/Without Borders. With M. Catherine Coleman, Eric Detweiler, Marjorie Foley, R. Scott Garbacz, Matt King, Scott Nelson, Chris Ortiz y Prentice, and Cleve Wiese. Spec. issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Ed. Karen Lunsford. 17.3 (2013): n. pag. Web.

*Reprinted in Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2013. Ed. Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, Heather Christiansen, Elisabeth Miller, and Morris Young. Anderson, South Carolina: Parlor Press, 2015. 224-279.

Refereed Book Chapters

“Response to The Pitfalls of (Over)Professionalizing.” What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Eds. Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, and Christine Vassett. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2015.

Articles & Chapters in progress

“Rhetorical Futurity, or Desiring Theory.” Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Eds. Andrea Alden, Kendall Gerdes, Judy Holiday, and Ryan Skinnell. (in progress)

Flash Theory

Animal Autobiography.” Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events. (2014): n. pag. Web.

Book Reviews

Rev. of Reclaiming Queer: Activist and Academic Rhetorics of Resistance by Erin Rand (2014). QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. 3.1 (2016): 163-165.

Rev. of Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal by J. Jack Halberstam (2012). E3W Review of Books Vol. 13 (Spring 2013): 79-80.

Book Reviews in progress

Rev. of Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman (2016). QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. (submitted for editorial review)

Solicited Blog Posts

The Visual (After)life of Infinite Jest.” viz.: Visual Rhetoric – Visual Culture – Pedagogy. The Digital Writing and Research Lab. 5 April 2012. Web.

PRESENTATIONS

“Toward a More Ethical Writing Assessment: Cultivating Risk, Range, and Reflection with the Learning Record.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.

“Sensitive Students: Trigger Warnings and Rhetorical Trauma.” Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“Rhetorical Trauma: Trigger Warnings and Sensitive Students.” Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference. New York. October 2016.

“What Can Rhetoricity Do? A Roundtable.” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

“A Rhetoric of (Queer) Style.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2015.

“Fluid Masculinity: The Rhetoric of Sweat.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Dallas, TX. October 2014.

“Radical Passivity: Rhetoric and (Queer) Femininity.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

“Rhetorical Theory, High and Low.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

“Connect Four: Ethics, Rhetoric, Queer Theory, and Feminism.” National Communication Association. Washington, DC. November 2013.

“Power Failure: The Queer Ethics of Rhetoric.” Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. Milwaukee, WI. February 2013.

“Butch(er)ing Subjectivity: Between Masculinity and Misogyny.” Rice University English Symposium. Houston, TX. September 2012.

“Habit-Forming: Identity-Addiction and the Rhetoric of Humility.” Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.

“Epistemological Humility: What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now?” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011. 

“Queer and Present Danger.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2009.

“The Personal is Political versus the Political is Personal: or Feminist Stagnation.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Denton, TX. February 2008.

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND HONORS

Professional Awards

Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2014.

Best Webtext Award for “Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies through Alternate Reality Games,” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. 2014.

University Awards

Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University. 2017.

James L. Kinneavy Prize for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2015-2016.

Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin. 2011-2015. (Competitive grant received multiple times)

Maxine Hairston Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2014.

Presidential Excellence Fellowship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2015.

Professional Development Award, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2015. (Competitive grant received multiple times)

Nominee, James Kinneavy Prize for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2014.

Recruitment Fellowship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2009-2010.

TEACHING

Texas Tech University

ENGL 5377 Failed Rhetorical Agents: Rhetoric and Posthumanism. (Summer 2017)

ENGL 5364 History of Rhetoric: “Sophistic Rhetorics.” (Spring 2017)

ENGL 3365 Professional Report Writing. (Fall 2016, 2 sections; Spring 2017)

University of Texas at Austin

Intermediate Expository Prose: “Rhetoric and Prose Style.” (Spring 2015)

Topics in Rhetoric: “Rhetoric of Failure.” (Fall 2013)

Rhetoric and Writing. (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013)

Teaching Assistant

The Use and Abuse of Science in Public Policy Debates. (Spring 2012)

Masterworks of American Literature. (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring, 2011, Summer 2011)

SERVICE

Professional Service

Reviewer for Peitho Journal, 2017.

LGBTQ Awards Selection Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2016.

Reviewer for Rhetoric Society of America Conference. 2014-2016.

Reviewer for Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2015-2016.

President, Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter. 2014-2015.

Reviewer for TheJUMP: The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects, 2014.

Governing Board Member, Rhetoric Society of America. 2012-2013.

University Service

Department of English Scholarship Committee, Texas Tech University, 2017-Present.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Graduate Admissions Committee, Texas Tech University. 2016-Present.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Committee, Department of English, Texas Tech University. 2016-Present.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2014.

First Year Forum Text Selection Committee, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin. 2011-2012.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Digital Writing and Research Certificate, 2015.

“Rhetoric and Sensation” Seminar. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Madison, WI. 2015.

“Rhetoric Between Communication and English” Seminar. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Lawrence, KS. 2013.

“Queer Activism” Workshop. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Lawrence, KS. 2013.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Modern Language Association, since 2016.

National Communication Association, since 2011.

National Council of Teachers of English, since 2009.

Rhetoric Society of America, since 2008; lifetime member since 2017.