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Literacy & Rhetorical Studies

 

My minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies nicely characterizes the type of work I do. I received a fellowship from LRS  in the summer of 2016 to begin work on my dissertation, titled "Critical Community Literacy: Looking with Local Resistance." This community literacy project considers how events at a racial justice organization shape and are shaped by local members, policies, and elections. In examining these events, I show how critical community literacy contributes to and are shaped by mainstream social movements, with implications for scholars of race, rhetoric, and literacy studies. 

I've presented portions of this work at the LRS Research Series, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Summer Institute, and the Conference on Community Writing (CCW).