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PHD STUDENTS

                         
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Lauren Brentnell
ABD

brentnel@msu.edu

Research Areas: trauma studies, writing program administration, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics

 

Rebecca C. Conklin
conkli97@msu.edu



Research Areas: Feminist rhetorics, cultural-rhetorical pedagogy, translingualism, reflective writing/practice 

 
                         
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  Anicca Cox
coxanicc@msu.edu


Research Areas: Academic Labor and Institutional Ethnography, Material Feminisms, WPA, Community Engagement, FYC, Graduate Writing
  Elise Page Dixon
ABD
dixonel7@msu.edu

Research Areas: queer rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, multimodal and digital composition, cultural rhetorics
 
                         
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  Jerrice Donelson
jdonelso@umich.edu


Research Areas: Literacy, Community Engagement
  Hannah Brady Espinoza
ABD
espino66@msu.edu

Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, community-based research, American Indian Studies
 

                 
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 Kate Firestone
firest16@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Asian American Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, Visual Rhetorics, Queer Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorics, Community Engagement 
  Bree Gannon
gannonb1@msu.edu


Research Areas: Feminist Rhetorics, Religious rhetoric, Embodiment, Writing and Digital Pedagogy
 
                         
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Constance Haywood
haywoo34@msu.edu

Research Areas: Professional Writing/Rhetorics, Cultural and Decolonial Rhetorics, Embodiment, Black Literacy, Activist Rhetorics

  Jack Hennes
hennesja@msu.edu

Research Areas: urban & transportation planning, user-centered design & composition, technical communication, deliberative rhetoric
 
                         
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Les Hutchinson
ABD
hutch220@msu.edu


Research Areas: Digital Rhetoric, Technical Communication, Cultural Rhetorics, Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Cultural Appropriation

 

 Catheryn Jennings
catherynjennings@gmail.com


Research Areas: Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, digital communities, indigenous rhetorics

 
                         
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Shewonda Leger
legershe@msu.edu


Research Areas: Black Feminist Filmmaking, Diaspora and Caribbean Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, and Women and Gender Studies

 

   Derek Mkhaiel
mkhaield@msu.edu


Research Areas: critical and rhetorical theory, materiality and embodiment, language as onto-epsitemic, New Materialisms, Diaspora and Home, critical consciousness, agency, ethics, time and space, empathy

 
                         
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Suban Nur Cooley
cooleys7@msu.edu

Research Areas: 
Orality-literacy, Black/African diaspora, multimodality, cultural rhetorics, Somalia, self and identity, migration

 

Kenlea Pebbles
pebbles1@msu.edu


Research Areas: ESL and business rhetorics, Native American rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, environmental rhetorics , visual and digital rhetorics

 
                         
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Rachel Robinson
robi1078@msu.edu



Research Areas: Writing centers, embodiment rhetoric, female academics and administrators, academic labor issues, writing program administration, popular culture 

  Eric Rodriguez
rodri691@msu.edu



Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Chicanx rhetoric, pedagogy
 
                         
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  Nick Sanders
sande463@msu.edu


Research Areas: antiracist and decolonial approaches to writing pedagogy, assessment, and program administration; contingent labor activism; first-year writing; writing centers; teaching writing at the two-year college; decolonial qualitative research methods, and cultural and queer rhetorics 
  Jaquetta Shade
ABD
shadejaq@msu.edu


Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, American Indian rhetoric, decolonizing methodologies, Indigenous feminism
 
                         
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Elijah Simmons
simmo335@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Centers, Writing Program Administration, African-American Rhetoric, Rhetoric Of Attire, Inclusive Pedagogy Studies, Fictive Kinship and Geography’s role in Composition.

 

Erin Schaefer
erinschaefer9@gmail.com

Research Areas: 
emotion, identity, interpersonal communication, mindfulness, digital rhetoric, interdisciplinary teaching, neuroscience, embodied rhetorics, psychology, community psychology, neurofeedback, professional writing

 
                         
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Ja'La Wourman
wourmanj@msu.edu

Research Areas: Professional and technical communication, visual rhetorics, digital rhetoric, African-American rhetoric

  Floyd Pouncil
pouncil1@msu.edu

Research Areas: 
Student Affairs & Higher Education, Writing Program Administration, Writing Centers, Systems Theory, Cultural Rhetorics, Critical Theory 
 
                         

MA STUDENTS

                         
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Andrew Appleton-Pine
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
pineandr@msu.edu 

 Research Areas: disability studies; alcoholism studies; cultural rhetorics; rhetoric and writing; pedagogy

  Jen Ismirle
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)
ismirlej@msu.edu

Research Areas: User Experience Research, Ecological Validity, Mobile/Web Research and Design, Universal Design
 
                         
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Shelby LeClair
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
leclai25@msu.edu

 Research Areas: cultural rhetorics, early modern paleography, secondary education, feminist rhetorics, experiential learning

    Rebekah Small
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)
smallreb@msu.edu

Research Areas: fandom studies, digital rhetoric, cultural rhetoric, UX
 
         
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  Erica Smith
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
smit2758@msu.edu

Research Areas: rhetorical theory, composition theory, political thought, education policy, pedagogy, activist rhetorics 
  Teresa Williams
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)

will3387@msu.edu

Research Areas: Multimodal composing, digital rhetoric, digital literacy, queer rhetorics, writing center studies, visual design, coding, web design, genre studies