Thank you for visiting the site documenting my academic and professional work. I am an Associate Professor of English at Florida State University, with special interests in histories of rhetoric, histories and theories of composition, discourse theory, feminist rhetorical theory, data humanities, global rhetorics, and multilingualism. I teach primarily in the Editing, Writing, and Media undergraduate major and in the Rhetoric and Composition graduate program, and am a Teaching Scholar for the Honors Experience Program. From 2015–2018, I was a faculty research fellow at the University of South Africa. From 2013–2020, I led an interdisciplinary Digital Humanities discussion group and collaboratory at Florida State University. From 2018–2021, I was co-director of the Demos Project for Studies in the Data Humanities at FSU, and am pleased to be a project participant on the brilliant Sarah Stanley’s recent Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the NEH.
In both teaching and research, I consider intersections of language, ethnicity, culture, and archive, and I promote an understanding of critical and historical methods that equip writers and readers for more informed civic engagement. Every few years, I work within a thematic strand at the intersection of several interests. For example, I completed a book at the intersection of rhetoric, feminism, history and language, and I am working on another project at the intersection of rhetoric, digital humanities, historiography, and archives. Frequently, I teach students in and about archives and archival practices, and I am currently conducting transnational research on archives in three countries in southern Africa, as well as contributing profiles to Tom Dublin’s and Kathryn Sklar’s Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss several of my current projects on Eric Detweiler’s wonderfully eclectic podcast, Rhetoricity.
From 2013–2018 I served as a senator in the FSU chapter of United Faculties of Florida (see especially our WFSU “Labor Minute” archive). Since 2016, I have been co-chairing a Special Interest Group—now the “Global & Non-Western Rhetorics” Standing Group—for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (learn more about this group on the 3/15/18 CCCC podcast, or here, starting at 26:15). From 2018–2020, I served as President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (learn more about this group on Charles Woods’s excellent Big Rhetorical Podcast, Ep. 41). And recently, I joined the CCCC’s new Wikipedia Initiative Task Force.
Please feel free to browse, or to contact me via FSU. The views indirectly or directly expressed throughout this site are my own, and do not reflect the university, department, or program.