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LLC41: Code-Meshing


This Working Group explores code-meshing and code-meshing pedagogy for first-year and upper-level undergraduate writing intensive courses across disciplines, including STEM.

Active since: 2023

Closed Group of Collaborators

  • University of Rochester
  • Le Moyne College

Collaborative Goals

Our goal is to lead an online writing group and hold two in-person writing retreats to prepare scholarly writing for publication that contributes to the discourse around code-meshing and code-meshing pedagogy.

Specifically, code-meshing engages often unfamiliar or underrepresented languages, cultures, and ways of knowing. Our working group seeks to explore how, in writing and through the use of mixed modalities, code-meshing is more than a method for promoting DEI. By also foregrounding identity and literacy (Lam, 2000; Young &Martinez, 2011), code-meshing combines the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion with an ear to subjectivity, voice, and writers' linguistic realities (Horner et al., 2011; Lee, 2014; Royster, 1996; Villanueva, 2013). While ample scholarship has focused on teaching code-meshing as a rhetorical skill and strategy for effective communication and validation of languages and linguistic backgrounds (Canagarajah, 2013; Savini, 2021; Younget al., 2014), our working group will investigate how reading and analyzing code-meshed texts can be used as an intentional pedagogical method in first-year writing and upper-level undergraduate writing intensive courses across disciplines.

Group Organizers

Nicole Weaver

Professor of Practice, English, Le Moyne College

Stella Wang

Associate Professor, Writing, Speaking and Argument, University of Rochester

Suzanne Woodring

Lecturer, Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, University of Rochester


Fall Writing Retreat

Oct. 20, 2023, noon