I am passionate about exploring the social, material, and ethical complexities of applying digital technologies in college composition classrooms. In my dissertation, From First-year Writers to Socially-Responsible Designers: Exploring the Implications of Posthuman Ethics for Multimodal Composition and Rhetoric, I examine the potential of posthuman ethics for furthering multimodal public rhetoric advocacy in first-year composition, and for extending digital composition beyond the constraints of traditional classrooms. Part of my research also focuses on designing pedagogical approaches that help students become socially responsible writers and citizens.

Areas of interest:

  • Digital rhetoric
  • Posthumanist and new materialist theories
  • Multimodal composition pedagogy
  • Community engagement

Ongoing projects:

  • Multimodal design and social advocacy in first-year composition
  • The rhetoric of videogames and game-based learning
  • Affect, emotion, and learner identities

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