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image: from a book chapter on lesbian publication Womyn's Words (Jan. 1987 issue). Archives: University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

Research Agenda

My ongoing research projects include a study of creative writer in first-year writing and alternative composition histories/activities. I'm currently working on a manuscript focused on the lives and literacies of LGBTQ+ communities in Florida.

Book Chapters

(accepted) “Womyn’s Words: Rhetorical Practices of the Lesbian Community in the Tampa Bay area.” The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric, edited by Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander. Routledge, expected spring 2022. I talked about this chapter on the research podcast Tell Me More!

Edited Academic Collections

(accepted) “Survey Says! (Coding Primary Data).” Dynamic Activities for FYC, edited by Michal Reznizki and David Coad (expected to be published by NCTE).

(accepted) “Self-Sponsored Writing & Academicized Space in FYW.” If at First You Don’t Succeed? Writing, Rhetoric, and the Question of Failure (ed. Steven Corbett).

Non-Refereed Publications in Teaching & Tutoring

“An Arrest in Russia: On Diminishing Returns in Writing Consultations,The Dangling Modifier: An International Newsletter By and For Peer Tutors in Writing, 2017.

Funded Projects & Grants

Summer Development Grant (2021), "Mindful Moments: Contemplative Pedagogy in the Writing Classroom." Co-led a workshop with Susan Nicholas and Amber Nichols-Buckley, DWR, UMiss, 2021. Our presentation on the research/practices of contemplative pedagogy can be found here.

Isom Fellow (2021-2023), Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, UMiss, AY 2021-2023. A two-year fellowship with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. Isom Fellows are given $4,500 a year for two years, in support of a research project focusing on gender or sexuality.

FACT Institute Grant (2020-2021), FASTrack Writ 102, ThinkForward Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), UM, AY 2020-21, $4,000. Redesigned Writ 102 to enhance critical thinking. I met in a peer cohort with the Director of Faculty Development to work on the redesign and assess it.

DWR Course Enhancement Grants (2020), “Labor-based Contract Grading for FASTrack Writ 101, UM, spring 2021, $1,000. My presentation on labor-based contract grading for the department can be found here.

Summer Research Grant (2020), The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, UM, $2,000.

Partnership, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Sponsorship, UM, for Missy: writing & art by UM’s LGBTQ+ students & allies (2020)

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