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Faculty and Graduate Students Present at CCCC

Several members of the Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics division presented their scholarship at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The conference theme was “The Public Work of Composition.”

Lisa King (Assistant Professor) delivered a paper, “Knowing Your Place: Grounding Writing Students in Audiences and Environments,” for the panel titled “Our Relationships to Stories and Lands: Indigenous Knowledge in Basic Writing and Composition Classrooms.” In addition, Lisa was one of the facilitators of the pre-conference workshop “Teaching a New Ghost Dance: American Indian Texts in Composition Classrooms.”

Tanita Saenkhum (Assistant Professor) presented a paper, “First-Year Composition Placement Advising: Bridging Communication Gaps between Academic Advisors and Resident Multilingual Writers” for the panel, which she also chaired, on “Advising Resident Multilingual Writers: Challenges, Implications, and New Directions for Research.” Tanita was also a facilitator for a pre-conference workshop, “The Public Work Ahead of WPAs: Developing Effective Programs for Linguistically Diverse Students.”

Carolyn Wisniewski, PhD student, delivered a paper titled “How a Rhetoric-Based FYC Curriculum Fails: The Problem of Novice Teachers’ Rhetorical Knowledge” at the panel on “Research on Writing Courses and Novice Writing Teachers.” In addition, Carolyn co-chaired a roundtable with Jenn Fishman and Andrea Lunsford, “Collaborative Research and Writing,” at the Coalition of Women Scholars Research annual meeting. Also, one of her roles as an elected member of the Graduate Committee in the Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization included helping to organize the annual mixer that took place at the conference.

Emily Murphy Cope (PhD student), gave a paper titled “How Not to Lose Your Faith at College: Popular Evangelical Advice about Enacting Faith at Public Universities” on the panel on “Expanding the Conversation about Faith and Composition: Multiple Perspectives on the Public Work of Religion.”

Jacqueline Kerr (PhD student), presented work-in-progress at the Research Network Forum.

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