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.
For full copies of certain publications, see my academia.edu site.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- “The Biggest Little Ways Toward Access: Thinking With Disability in Site-Specific Rhetorical Work.” Review of Communication 20.2 (2020): 161-169.
- “Building Disability, Rhetoric, and Composition through Mentorship: An Interview with Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson.” Composition Forum 39 (Summer 2018).
- “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.
A Few Recent Conference Papers
- “Interdependency, Disability, and DSP.” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). Reno, NV. July 2020, delayed to July 2021 (due COVID-19)
- “Rhetorical Methods for Mapping Access.” Special Format Presentation. Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Portland, OR. May 2020 (accepted, canceled due to COVID-19)
- “It’s Okay I Just Won’t Eat: Food Choice, Food Limitation, and the Rhetorical Exclusion of Disabled Eaters.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). Portland, OR. May 2020 (accepted, canceled due to COVID-19)
- “Ethical Teaching With/Across Difference.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee. March 2020 (accepted, canceled due to COVID-19)
- “Disability Accommodations and the AWPE: Layers of Inaccessibility.” University of California Writing Program Conference. Merced, CA. November 3, 2018.
- “Illusions of Choice: Feminist Rhetoric, Infertility, and Student‐Centered Pedagogy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 17, 2018.
- “Damn Right I Failed: Self‐Care, Ableism, and Trauma.” (revised title) Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 17, 2017. (featured panel by the Standing Group on Disability Studies)
- 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