This is the presentation I’m giving at C’s this year, part of a larger roundtable titled “Accessing Literacy, Literacies as Access: Reimagining Public Narratives of Disability.” – “Who Gets Accommodated? Writing Center as Retrofit to the Composition Classroom” Last Spring, I had a Skype conversation with Jay Dolmage wherein he suggested that writing centers are…… Continue reading #4c13

Reflections · Writing Centers

#iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

I’ve done a lot of tracing in the past year of WC articles that address issues of disability, and though it is unlikely that I’ve uncovered all relevant articles, I have found quite a number. As many in DS know, there have been waves of disability scholarship that reflect different understandings of disability, largely conceived…… Continue reading #iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

Scholarship · Writing Centers


Last week, I presented at the 2012 International Writing Centers Association conference in San Diego with Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Becky Jackson, and Jason Luther. Our roundtable presentation, entitled “The Problems of Remaking Are Many: Contingency in 21st Century Writing Centers” explored issues of contingent administrators and tutors, the concept of peer tutors, familiar WC narratives,…… Continue reading #iwca12