Disability Studies

Self-Reflexive Research

I’m back to dissertation writing. Specifically, I’m working on the last major chapter of my dissertation (save the conclusion) that involves parsing out the data I collected from students and instructors about their perceptions of the in/accessibility of writing classrooms and writing centers. To get myself in a methodological mindset, I decided to check out…… Continue reading Self-Reflexive Research


#cwcon: Beyond Afterthought

This is the presentation I’m giving at #cwcon this year (part of i2, “caption, performance, code: composing accessibility across multiple interfaces”). *** Given the limited time available in the composition classroom, simply teaching the basics of technologies can feel overwhelming even before we consider the rhetorical production and accessibility of digital texts. It’s perhaps unsurprising,…… Continue reading #cwcon: Beyond Afterthought


#cwcon: Accessible Tools, Accessible Methods

This is the 4-minute spiel I’m giving at #cwcon (today! G.9), part of a roundtable titled “Everyday Methods: Tools of the Digital Scholar.” *** What tools are available, and what practical and theoretical concerns might inform our assessment or adoption of such tools? My everyday tools are so commonplace that they hedge on the mundane: Twitter, Google…… Continue reading #cwcon: Accessible Tools, Accessible Methods

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Angels’ Town, Take Two

I already have a post about this book, highlighting three key themes, which is here. This post, however, is a chapter-by-chapter breakdown (who, quite frankly, deserves the detailed attention). And although I spent way too much time re-reading this, I’m glad I did because I love this book. *** “How does one create respect under conditions…… Continue reading Angels’ Town, Take Two


A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

This is a long one, but Canagarajah is so worth it. *** Canagarajah begins A Geopolitics of Academic Writing with, appropriately, a section called “The Problem.” Specifically, he discusses the imperialism in legitimating the construction of knowledge; that is, how we (as Americans and as members of the center) only accept things as true and fact…… Continue reading A Geopolitics of Academic Writing

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday

I wanted to approach this week’s blog post a little differently. Instead of summarizing Cintron (because, honestly, I’m not sure I can do a good summary of this!), I wanted to point to some different themes that caught my eye while I was reading the last three chapters. 1) Metaphor (or Topos) of Disorder. Like…… Continue reading Angels’ Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday

CCR 635: Advanced Research Practices

Ethical Methodologies & the War on Empirical Research

I saw two major disciplinary desires emerge from this week’s readings: First, the desire to determine and defend ethical research methodologies (Barton; Haswell); second, the desire to trace empirical studies within composition histories without flattening and limiting those accounts (Roozen & Lunsford; Brandt). Still thinking about the ethical questions of Emig’s methodologies and results that…… Continue reading Ethical Methodologies & the War on Empirical Research