CRDM student, Chen Chen, has recently published her conference review of the session “Minor Professionalization: How Minority Rhetoric and Composition Professionals Navigate Mobility, Intersectionality, and Embodiment,” presented by Travis Webster (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Chanon Adsanatham (University of Maryland-College Park), Bre Garrett (University of West Florida) at The Watson Conference in Louisville this year. You can read her review here: http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2016/11/10/watson-session-c7-minor-professionalization-how-minority-rhetoric-and-composition-professionals-navigate-mobility-intersectionality-and-embodiment/
CRDM candidate Elizabeth Pitts successfully defended her dissertation today, titled: “Distributing Biotechnology: (Re)Organizing DNA and Scientific Work”
CRDM students Desirre Dighton, Kendra L. Andrews, and Chen Chen presented at The Watson Conference with CRDM faculty Dr. Stacey Pigg this past week in Louisville, KY. Dr. Pigg was an invited speaker to the conference, and they presented their collaborative project titled “Sketchnoting, Mobility, and Writing a Spatial Self.” The presenters would also like to acknowledge CRDM student T. Mark Bentley who helped sketchnote part of the talk for the presentation. Here’s a snapshot of the sketching of the lit review on multimodal composing.
CRDM student Geoffrey Luurs has passed his preliminary exams unconditionally! His dissertation working title is CHATting about cyberbullying: An activity systems approach to cyberbullying research.
Krystin Gollihue, a second-year CRDM student, presented at the Cultural Rhetorics annual conference at Michigan State University on October 3 as a part of a panel titled, “Locating the Knowledge Making Practices of Girls and Women”. Her presentation, “She Blogs Like Bedroom Culture: A Cultural History of Teenage Girlhood and Web 2.0” gathered qualitative life history interviews from five femme- and female-identified participants who had kept a LiveJournal blog in the early 2000s. The project aims to counter corporate, whitewashed, masculine, and self-generating histories of the Internet by offering the lived, embodied practices of women bloggers in the early adolescence of Web 2.0.