RCTE Graduate Students

 

 

 

Sally Benson – 2015
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Carceral studies; Prison education; Prison journalism; Gang identities and rhetorics; Community engagement; Community literacy; Transformational writing programs.
 
Elizabeth Bentley – 2013
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetorics of peace and conflict; Transnational feminisms; Action-oriented research; Social justice media; Digital participatory culture and multimodal pedagogy.
 
 
Christopher Brown – 2013
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetorics of conversion; Religion and secularism in composition theory; Liberation theology and pedagogy; Writing and student motivation.
 
 
Thir Budhathoki – 2017
 

Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetorics of race, caste and class; Writing studies: translingual, decolonial and postprocess theories and pedagogies; Professional and Technical writing.

Tamara Carter – 2015
 
 
Teaching/Research interests: Rhetoric of dilution effects and language biases; Mere exposure theory; Non-Standard English in the classroom; Critical race theory; Students’ rights to their own language.

 

Julie Christen – 2018

juliechristen@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Professional and technical writing; Feminism in tech; Writing program administration; First-Year Composition; Service-Learning pedagogies; Mixed methods composition research; Feminist rhetorics; Emotion in composition.

Casely Coan – 2013
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Embodied rhetorics; Sexual rhetorics; LGBTQ & sexuality studies; Performance studies; Sexual and relational literacies.
Maria Conti – 2014
 

Teaching / Research Interests: Writing program administration; Summer bridge/transition programs; Writing centers; First-year composition; Basic writing; Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methodologies; Assessment; Prison writing/activism; Community engagement/service-learning; English as an Additional Language (EAL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) writing.

Teresa Davis – 2018

tmdavis@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Digital/multimodal composition; Rhetoric of race and class in journalism and mass media; Usability in writing and design; Teacher and tutor training and support; Visual and spatial rhetoric related to inclusivity/exclusivity; Dominant culture studies.

Dana Ferbrache-Darr – 2017
 

Teaching / Research Interests: Emanicaptory pedagogy; STEM second language writers. 

Alyssa Higgins – 2017
 

Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetoric of gentrification; Studies of whiteness/white supremacy; Border studies; Reciprocity in research; Teacher training and support; Social justice curriculum design.

Zachary Hill – 2015
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Multimodal composition and literacy; Food studies; Game studies; Visual/spatial rhetorics.

 

Brooke Hotez – 2015

bwillock@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Philosophy of rhetoric and writing; The work of Ann E. Berthoff; Theory of imagination; Liberation pedagogy and critical consciousness; Drama in the classroom;, Spiritual sites of composing

Eric House – 2014
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Hip-Hop rhetorics; African-American rhetorical formations; Race critical theories; Critical pedagogy; Composition theory; Composition pedagogy.
 
Charisse Iglesias – 2016
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Service learning, Community literacy and outreach, Genre Studies, Composition theory, Multimodal pedagogy.
Brad Jacobson – 2012
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Writing studies; Genre studies; K-16 Writing Pedagogy; Digital storytelling; Community literacy; Service-Learning; Qualitative research methods.
 
Regina Kelly – 2011
 
 

Teaching / Research Interests: Community literacy engagement and outreach; Critical discourse analysis; Youth participatory action research.

 
 

Jacquelyne Kibler – 2017

jkibler@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Contemplative pedagogy; Mindfulness; First-year composition; Writing and cognition; Rhetoric and childbirth.

Sallie Koenig – 2018

salliekoenig@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Performance rhetorics; Creative and interactive pedagogies; Embodiment rhetoric; Decolonizing course curriculum Pedagogy of play, storytelling and oral tradition; Rhetorics of race and class.

Jason Knowles – 2017

jasonknowles@email.arizona.edu

Teaching/Research Interests: Economic rhetoric; Labor rhetoric; Visual and film rhetoric; Ideology and rhetoric;  Writing program and writing center administration.

Shane Kraus – 2014
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Public discourse and rhetoric; Conflict rhetoric; Political rationality; Expressivist Pedagogy; Creative writing studies; Racial literacy; Continental philosophy.
 
 

Kathleen Kryger – 2018

kryger@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Genre studies; Writing program administration; Second-language writing; Intersections of rhetorical theory, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.

Cheryl Kutcher – 2017

cherylkutcher@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Intersections between race, violence, bodies, minds, and language; Border studies; Pedagogies of peace; Collaboration, community, and art; Cultural studies; Feminist pedagogies and rhetorics; Gender and women’s studies.

Adele Leon – 2016
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Writing across the Curriculum; Professional & Technical Writing; Writing program and writing center administration; Digital and multimodal rhetoric.
Prairie Markussen – 2015
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Technology pedagogy; War poetry; Creative pedagogy; Intentionality pedagogy; Composition theory; Creative nonfiction.

 

Jay McClintick – 2018

jemcclintick@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Anti-racist pedagogies; Decolonial/neuroqueer approaches to multi-modality, composition, and writing; Cultural rhetorics as methodology; Rhetoric of labor activism centered on unrecognized workers.

Grace O'Connor – 2017

oconnorg@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Metacognition in the classroom; Metacognition and creative writing; Ethics of encapsulating trauma in creative works; Text World Theory; Community literacy; Composition studies.

J. Paul Padilla – 2016
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetoric and composition studies; Decolonial studies; Visual rhetoric.
Madelyn Tucker Pawlowski – 2012
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Genre studies; Writing studies; Teacher development; Second language writing; Writing program administration.
 
 
Anushka Peres – 2013
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Queer ecologies; Environmental rhetorics and communication; Transnational feminisms; Visual culture and visual/spatial rhetorics; Sexuality and aesthetics; Community engagement pedagogies; Participatory arts based research methods.
 

Marisa Pesa – 2017

mpesa@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Environmental rhetorics; Spatial rhetorics; Rhetoric of food; Postcolonial theory; Comics studies; Service-Learning.

Alejandra Ramírez – 2014
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetorics of liberation, decolonization and revolution; Non-dominant, anti-oppressive educational praxis. Mexican and Xicana epistemologies, art, muralism and social movements. Qualitative research; Institutional Policy.
 
Berto Reyes – 2015
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Hate rhetorics; Digital rhetoric; Rhetoric and temporality; Gaming and gaming culture; Critical theory; Queer theory; Social movements and movement building.
April Ridgeway – 2018
Michelle Rose – 2016
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Rhetoric of gender identity; Ties between Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF) and radical conservative philosophy; Systematic analysis of rhetoric; Composition techniques.
Joanna Sanchez-Avila – 2014
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Honduran rhetorics; Honduran-American rhetorics; Central American rhetorics; Hauntology, memory: narrative, affect, and counter-memory; Feminist of color theories and pedagogies.
 
 
Emily Jo Schwaller – 2016
 
 
Teaching / Research Interests: Feminist rhetorics; Kinesthetic learning; Composition pedagogy; Reading cultures.

Anna Sims – 2018

annasims@email.arizona.edu

Teaching / Research Interests: Translingualism; Composition of multilingual writers; Intercultural communication; World Englishes; Kinesics and nonverbal communication.

Amy Takabori – 2016
 

Teaching/Research Interests: Embodied rhetoric and rhetoric of embodiment, emotion studies; Prison education: Genre studies; First-year writing; Critical pedagogy; Second language acquisition; TESOL.

 

Program(s): 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences