I’m an assistant professor of rhetoric at Old Dominion University. In the fall I will begin as assistant professor of rhetoric and associate director of the Center for Humanities and Information at Penn State University.
I locate my scholarship at the intersection of rhetoric, the archive, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. My first book project, Queering Rhetorical Education: Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age, is a queer history of epistolary instruction (under contract with the University of South Carolina Press). Research for the project led to the publication of “Queering ‘the language of the heart’: Romantic Letters, Genre Instruction, and Rhetorical Practice,” which was selected for the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2015 Charles Kneupper Award.
Currently I am conducting digital and brick-and-mortar archival research for my second book project, which examines the rhetorical practices of women teachers in same-sex romantic friendships. Also in my scholarship, I explore pedagogical engagements with the rhetoric of digital archives. In addition to the above essay in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, my work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, Journal of Basic Writing, Peitho, and Rhetoric Review.
My full CV is available here.