Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Wonderful Faison
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Wonderful Faison

PhD Candidate

Office: 267 Bessey Hall

Email: wonderfulfaison@gmail.com

Skype: Wonderful Faison

Website: In My Wonderful Portfolio


Research Areas

WC Theory, Researach, & Pedagogy, African American Language & Rhetoric, Cultural Rhetorics & Literacy


Wonderful Faison is a doctoral student in the Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures program at Michigan State University where she uses Womanism as both method and methodology to research microaggressions as they present in the academy. Currently, her research focuses on spatial design and object affect of the Writing Center on various marginalized bodies. Wonderful also research how marginalized bodies use their native language and rhetorical strategies to tutor and teach college/academic writing to further expand the way writing pedagogy is perceived and achieved within the academy.


MA- English
MAED - Higher Education
BA - English

Representative Work

Race, Retention, Language & Literacy: The Hidden Curriculum of the Writing Center

Black Bodies, Black Language: Exploring African and African American Language use as an Act of Survival in the Writing Center

It Aches to Discuss Race: Two Black Women an Ocean Apart

Reclaiming My Language: The (Mis)Education of Wonderful

Faison, Wonderful “We Ain’t Approve This!: Black Women  on a National Language Policy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2016, Houston, TX. April 2016

Faison, Wonderful “What Makes a Spaced Raced?: Exploring Whiteness in the Writing Center” International Writing Center Association 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. October 2015; International Writing Center Association, 2016, Portland, Or. October 2016

Faison, Wonderful. “Teachers Use of Own Languages (TUOOLS): Exploring the Use of African American Rhetorical Strategies in the Composition Classroom.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference 2014. East Lansing, MI October 2014

Faison, Wonderful. “The Silencing of Tutors: Responding to Racist Rhetoric in Student  Writing.” Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference 2014. Lansing, MI. October 2014; Southern Writing Center Association Conference 2014. Greenville, NC. February 2014

Sample Courses Taught

WRA 101
WRA 395

Research or Academic Affiliations