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
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.