Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age: A Rhetorical Education, University of South Carolina Press, 2019.

* Honorable Mention, Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition

*Reviewed in Journal for the History of Rhetoric, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Peitho,Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Women’s Studies in Communication

*Featured on Notches: (Re)marks on the History of Sexuality.

Refereed Journal Articles

“An Archival Framework for Affirming Black Women’s Bisexual Rhetorics in the Primus Collections.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 51, no. 1, 2021, pp. 27-41.

“Between Archival Absence and Information Abundance: Reconstructing Sallie Holley’s Abolitionist Rhetoric through Digital Surrogates and Metadata.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 106, no. 1, 2020, pp. 24-47.

“Stories of Straightening Up: Reading Femmes in the Archives of Romantic Friendship.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, vol. 6, no. 3, 2019, pp. 1-24.

“Digital LGBTQ Archives as Sites of Public Memory and Pedagogy.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 22, no. 2, 2019, pp. 253-280.

“Digital Curation as Collaborative Archival Method in Feminist Rhetorics.” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, vol. 21, no. 2, 2019, pp. 505-531. With Cassandra Book.

“African American Rhetorical Education and Epistolary Relations at the Holley School, 1868-1917.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol. 21, no. 3, 2018, pp. 293-313.

“Romantic Correspondence as Queer Extracurriculum: The Self-Education for Racial Uplift of Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 69, no. 2, 2017, pp. 182-207.

“‘Making It’ in the Academy through Horizontal Mentoring.” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, vol. 19, no. 2, 2017, pp. 210-233. With Steph Ceraso.

“Gossip as Rhetorical Methodology for Queer and Feminist Historiography.” Rhetoric Review, vol. 35, no. 2, 2016, pp. 135-147.

“Archival Literacy: Reading the Rhetoric of Digital Archives in the Undergraduate Classroom.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 67 no. 2, 2015, pp. 216-242. With Jessica Enoch.

“New Archival Engagements: Student Inquiry and Composing in Digital Spaces.” College English, vol. 78, no. 1, 2015, pp. 34-55.

“Queering ‘the language of the heart’: Romantic Letters, Genre Instruction, and Rhetorical Practice.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 1, 2014, pp. 6-24.

*2015 Charles Kneupper Award

“More Talk about ‘Basic Writers’: A Category of Rhetorical Value for Teachers.” Journal of Basic Writing, vol. 29, no. 1, 2010, pp. 99-124.

Peer Reviewed Chapters

“LGBTQ+ Epistolary Rhetoric/Letter Writing.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Queer Studies & Communication, edited by Isaac N. West, E. Cram, Frederik Dhaenens, Pam Lannutti, and Gust Yep, Oxford University Press, 2021, pp. 1-21.

“‘Opulent Friendships,’ Rhetorical Emulation, and Belletristic Instruction at Leache-Wood Seminary.” Women at Work: Rhetorics of Gender and Labor in the U.S., edited by David Gold and Jessica Enoch, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019, pp. 56-68.

Book Reviews

Review of Textual Curation: Authorship, Agency, and Technology in Wikipedia and Chambers’s Cyclopædia, by Krista Kennedy. Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 106, no. 1 (advance publication online).

Review of Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing, by Stacey Waite. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 5, 2018, pp. 541-543.

Other Publications

What Can ‘The Favourite’ Tell Us about the Rhetoric of Queer Letters?” Citizen Critics, 22 Feb. 2019.

Rhetoric, Digital Humanities, and the Archive.” Media Commons: A Digital Scholarly Network, 20 Apr. 2017.

Teaching and Researching Feminist Rhetorics: Digital Curation as Collaborative Archival Method.” Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Blog, 24 Feb. 2017. With Cassandra Book, Meagan Clark, Christopher Giofreda, Kimberly Goode, and Meredith Privott.

Feminist Invitations to Digital Historiography.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan, 28 Mar. 2014. With Jessica Enoch and Jean Bessette.


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