My research focuses on rhetoric, writing, and disability. My current project focuses on disability, admissions essays, and teaching college writing. I am also working on a book about disability and rhetorical negotiation, which explores infertility as disability, stuttering in families, food access and GI distress, and more.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- “Diagnosing Disability, Disease, and Disorder Online: Disclosure, Dismay, and Student Research.” Negotiating Disability: Disclosure and Higher Education. Eds. Stephanie Kerschbaum, Laura Eisenman, and James Jones. University of Michigan, 2017. (coming in December 2017)
- “Productive Chaos: Disability, Advising, and the Writing Process.” With Griffin Keedy. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 14.1 (2016): 21-26.
- “Disabling Writing Program Administration.” Writing Program Administration 38.2 (Spring 2015): 32-55. Received the Kenneth Bruffee Award.
- “Faculty Members, Accommodation, and Access in Higher Education.” Profession. With Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Sushil K. Oswal, Susan Ghiaciuc, Margaret Price, Jay Dolmage, Craig A. Meyer, Brenda Brueggemann, and Ellen Samuels. Profession, 2013. Web. (Full text and open-access).
- “Hysterical Again: The Gastrointestinal Woman in Medical Discourse.” Journal of Medical Humanities 34.1(March 2013): 33-57.
- “Embodying/Disabling Plagiarism.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 31.1 (2011): 248-266.
- “Out of Control: Rhetorics of Gastrointestinal Disorder.” Disability Studies Quarterly 30.3 (Summer/Fall 2010).
- “Seeing What We Know: Disability and Theories of Metaphor.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 4.1 (2010): 33-54.
- “Rhetorical Hiccups: Disability Disclosure in Letters of Recommendation.” Rhetoric Review 28.2 (April 2009): 185-204.
- “Performing the Rhetorical Freak Show: Disability, Student Writing, and College Admissions.” College English 69.6 (July 2007): 615-641.
- “Discourses of Disability and Basic Writing.” Disability and the Teaching of Writing: A Critical Sourcebook. Eds. Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, with Jay Dolmage. Bedford/St. Martin, 2007. 40-55.
Review of Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics by Shannon Walters, U of SC Press. Rhetoric & Public Affairs 19.2 (Summer 2016).
Review of Rhetoric of Remnants: Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions by Zosha Stuckey, SUNY Press. Rhetoric Review 35.1 (January 2016).
Writing About Disability, With Disability. Rev. Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference by Stephanie Kerschbaum. Disability Studies Quarterly 34.3 (2014): np.
- “Disability’s Textual Dissonance.” Rev. Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation by Ato Quayson. Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 4.2 (Summer 2008): np.
- Book/Media Reviews Co-Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly (2010-2014)
- “Introduction: Disability Studies in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly. Co-Editor with Margaret Price and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. DSQ 28.4 (Fall 2008).
- Editorial Board: Journal of Medical Humanities, Disability Studies Quarterly
- Reviewer: College English, Disability Studies Quarterly, Feminist Forum, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies