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PHD STUDENTS

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Hannah Brady Espinoza
ABD
espino66@msu.edu

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

         
                     
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  Lauren Brentnell
ABD
brentnel@msu.edu

Research Areas: trauma studies, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics, collage making
 

Rebecca C. Conklin
conkli97@msu.edu


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

 
                     
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  Elise Page Dixon
dixonel7@msu.edu

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

Research Areas: Literacy, Community Engagement
 
                     
     

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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   
 
                     
     

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      Bree Gannon
gannonb1@msu.edu

Research Areas: Feminist Rhetorics, Religious rhetoric, Embodiment, Writing and Digital Pedagogy
 
                     
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  Jack Hennes
hennesja@msu.edu


Research Areas: urban & transportation planning, user-centered design & composition, technical communication, deliberative rhetoric
 

Les Hutchinson
ABD
hutch220@msu.edu

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

 
                     
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  Catheryn Jennings
catherynjennings@gmail.com

Research Areas: Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, digital communities, indigenous rhetorics
   Shewonda Leger
legershe@msu.edu

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

 

Suban Nur Cooley
cooleys7@msu.edu

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

 
                     
 

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  Kenlea Pebbles
pebbles1@msu.edu

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

Sarah Prielipp
ABD
prielip3@msu.edu


Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Indigenous Rhetorics, Service Learning, Teaching and Learning

 
                     
     

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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
 
                     
 

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  Eric Rodriguez
rodri691@msu.edu



Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Chicanx rhetoric, pedagogy  
 

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 writing, visual rhetorics, visual design, arts and social justice, African American rhetoric, cultural theory, UX, participatory design

     
                     

MA STUDENTS

                         
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  Garrett Colón
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
colongar@msu.edu

Research Areas: Inclusive pedagogical practices, Cultural Rhetorics, Indigenous Literacies, Program assessment, Writing in Digital Environments
      Phil Deaton
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)
deatonph@msu.edu

Research Areas: accessibility, disability studies, accessible learning experience design, rhetoric of law, learning design, web design, outreach & engagement                               
 
                         
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  Kelli Gill
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
gillkel1@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Identity, Community, Visual Rhetorics, Intersections of Food Studies, Ethics, and Sustainability 
     

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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  Autumn Laws
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CLSP)
lawsautu@msu.edu

Research Areas:
 Disability studies, multimodal composition, autoethnography, social media rhetorics, writing center theory
     

Jay McClintick
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
mcclin69@msu.edu

Research Areas: Memoir, Cultural Rhetorics, Community Literacy, Social Activism, Digital Composition, Queer Rhetorics, Pedagogy as Activism

 
                         
     

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  Analisa Skeen
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
analisa.sk@gmail.com


Research Areas: Environmental Rhetorics, Wilderness, Indigenous Rhetorics, Decolonial Theory

     

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


Research Areas
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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

     

Shana Toor
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CSLP)
toorshan@msu.edu

Research Areas: immigrant rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, race/gender/religious representation in visual media, multilingual pedagogies