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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Doctoral Students

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    Hannah Brady Espinoza
espino66@msu.edu



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

  Phil Bratta
ABD
philbratta@gmail.com

Research Areas: pedagogy, visual rhetoric, embodiment, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics     
 
 
                     
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    Lauren Brentnell
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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    Wonderful Faison
ABD
wonderfulfaison@gmail.com


Research Areas: African American Rhetorics, community literacy, cultural rhetorics, and queer rhetorics

   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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   Howard Fooksman
fooksman@msu.edu

Research Areas: Digital Pedagogy, Online Teaching, WAC/WID, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology
  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
prielip3@msu.edu

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

 
                     
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     Santos Ramos
ABD
ramossan@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, Digital Humanities, Composition, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, Food Studies
  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
simmo3@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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   Heather Noel Turner
ABD
younghe5@msu.edu

Research Areas: research methods, social justice, visual design in technical communication and professional writing
   Ja'La Wourman
wourmanj@msu.edu


Research Areas: Professional and technical communication, visual rhetorics, cultural rhetorics   
 
                     

Masters 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 Ismerle
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)
ismerlej@msu.edu

Research Areas: User Experience Research, Ecological Validity, Mobile/Web Research and Design, Universal Design, Disability Studies   
 
                     
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     Autumn Laws
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy (CLSP)
lawsautu@msu.edu

Research Areas:
 Disability Studies, Multimodal Composition, Memoir Writing, Social Media Rhetorics 
 

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
: 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

 

Trevor Sutton
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing (DRPW)
sutton28@msu.edu

Research Areas: Professional Writing, Digital Rhetoric, Cultural Rhetorics, Religion and Rhetoric

 
             
   

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   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