Assistant Professor of English
I'm an assistant professor of Rhetoric & Composition. I understand rhetoric as the study of how we tell stories to persuade people to believe certain things and to act on those beliefs. Whether I'm teaching a course professional writing, digital writing, or cultural rhetorics, I emphasize that the ways we "read and write the world" have profound ethical and socio-political consequences. As a scholar, I'm interested in finding solutions to difficult dialogues. Along that theme, my recent publications have considered: navigating religion and sexuality in the classroom; addressing difference in lgbtq student orgs; and negotiating commitments to queer/trans theory while conducting quantitative research.
Areas of Specialization
Curriculum development, research methods, cultural rhetorics, rhetorics of social justices, and queer/transgender studies.