I am a quiet and shy recluse (cough) that loves tattoos and piercings, bad words and brussel sprouts, but before and after everything else, I am an advocate and an activist.
|Course ID||Title||Meeting Time||Location||Semester||Syllabus|
|ENGL 101||Introductory Writing|
|ENGL 402||Technical and Professional Communications|
|UCOL 302||Advanced Writing Tutorial|
|English 202||Grammar in Context|
I am interested in the ways that language interacts with power and privilege in situations where power has traditionally been reserved for heterosexual white men. I am involved with literacy programs that operate in prisons and jails, and I use my research to bolster their attempts to extend access to disenfranchised, marginalized populations. I orient my work towards reteaching voters about the anti-democratic nature of incarceration so that we may interrupt the heteronormative racism of the prison industrial complex.
I am also interested in the ways that feminist & sex positive pornography resist the (re)inscription of homo & transphobias, and I believe LGBT activist organizations have a lot to teach about language use and misuse. I have previously done work with composition pedagogy's parallels in gang graffiti; writing program assessment as critical, public pedagogy; and on training instructors to work with multilingual writers and non-traditional students.
- Prison Studies & Abolitionist Rhetorics
- Queer Theories, (Trans)gender Theories
- Marxism & Political Economies
- Critical, Feminist, and Queer Pedagogies
- Professional & Technical Writing/Communicating
- TESOL; Teaching English Language Learners
- Writing Assessment
- AA, Las Positas College (Liberal Arts/Administration of Justice)
- BA, California State University Sacramento (Rhetoric/Linguistics)
- MA, Sacramento State University (Rhetoric/Tesol)
- PhD (in progress), Washington State University (Rhetoric & Composition)