Associate Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, Syracuse University
- HF3: Community-Engaged Public Humanities
- ISD3: Re-envisioning Graduate Communications from a Raciolinguistic Lens
I am a community-engaged writing and literacy researcher and teacher. I work through ethnographic and participatory research and public arts and humanities projects to study and support students’ movements across contexts of learning and stages of education. I am the co-founder and co-director of the Narratio Fellowship, a storytelling and educational pipeline program for resettled refugee youth, and the founder and director of the College of Arts & Sciences’s Engaged Humanities Network , which seeds, supports, and fosters exchanges across publicly-engaged research, teaching, and creative projects in pursuit of more inclusive, interconnected, and just communities and institutions.
My book, Literacy & Mobility (Routledge), received the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication Advancement of Knowledge Award, presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies. The book follows first-generation college students from different tracks of English in a public high school through their first years at research universities, community colleges, and full-time jobs to show how they draw upon multiple literacies and linguistic resources to both accommodate and transform conventions of reading and writing.