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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318



Meet the Contributors  |  VOL. 2, NO. 2


Discussions


Matthew Vetter, John Andelfinger, Shahla Asadolahi, Wenqi Cui, Jialei Jiang, Tyrone Jones, Zeeshan Siddique, Inggrit Tanasale, Jiawei Xing, and Ebenezer Ylonfoun

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John Andelfinger, Shahla Asadolahi, Wenqi Cui, Jialei Jiang, Tyrone Jones, Zeeshan Siddique, Inggrit Tanasale, Jiawei Xing, and Ebenezer Ylonfoun were students in English 808: Technology and Literacy, a course offered by the PhD Program in Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, taught by Dr. Matthew Vetter, in the fall of 2017.

Matthew Vetter is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, he explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. Vetter’s work has appeared in College EnglishComposition StudiesComputers and Composition Online, the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Harlot, Technoculture, Pedagogy, Hybrid Pedagogy, and publications sponsored by the Wiki Education Foundation.


Ana Roncero-Bellido

 alt Ana Roncero-Bellido is an Assistant Professor of English at Gonzaga University. She grew up in Murcia, Spain and first came to the U.S. as an international exchange student at Hendrix College in Arkansas. After completing her B.A. in Spain, she earned her M.A. at West Virginia University and her Ph.D. at Illinois State University.  Her interests include Latina feminist literatures and rhetorics, life writing, and feminist pedagogies. Specifically, her research focuses on the development of Latina feminists’ use of testimonio methodology to articulate new and revised forms of knowledge, theories and discourses. She is an editorial assistant of a/b: Autobiography Studies. Her work appears in the edited collection Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Girls and Women (Martin, Nickels, Sharp-Grier).

Ben Harley

  alt Ben Harley (@bharleyrhets) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication Studies at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. His work focuses on the transformational nature of rhetorical events and the material risks they pose for the actors implicated in them. His current research argues that sound is a medium that uniquely demonstrates the ways in which rhetorical events can subtly rearticulate material bodies rather than merely persuade them. He has previously published work in Enculturation, Composition Studies, and Hybrid Pedagogy.  

Romeo Garcia

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Romeo García is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. His research emerges from work with local Mexican American students in Texas and Utah. It considers how constructions of difference in the field impact our understanding of the literacy practices of students in our classrooms and the rhetorical communities in which they live. Romeo is co-editor of a forthcoming collection in the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series titled Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities, Decolonial Visions.

 

Ryan P. Shepherd

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Ryan P. Shepherd is an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetorics in the English Department at Ohio University. His research focuses on intersections of digital literacies, composition studies, and learning transfer. His work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Composition Studies, and The Journal of Response to Writing. More information about Ryan and his research can be found here.

 


Megan McIntyre

alt Megan McIntyre is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Director at Sonoma State University. She received her PhD from the University of South Florida in 2015, and her research interests include digital rhetoric and writing, writing program administration, and postpedagogy. You can find her most recent work in Prompt, Textshop Experiments, and Composition Forum.

​Scott Lunsford

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Scott Lunsford is an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication at James Madison University. His research focuses on the intersections of multimodality, genre, mobility, and embodied knowledge and rhetoric. He has published in the RSA 2016 Proceedings, Present Tense, Writing on the Edge, Rhetoric Review, and Studies in Popular Culture.

 


Ben Wetherbee

A man with brown curly hair and glasses looks to the side; he is in front of a bookshelf.Ben Wetherbee is an Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. His research focuses on rhetorical history and theory—particularly relationships between rhetorical topoi and cultural evolution—as well as writing studies and film theory. Previously, his work has appeared in Present Tense, The Henry James Review, Ethos Review, Literacy in Composition Studies, Composition Studies, and Enculturation, among other journals and edited collections. At USAO, he edits the undergraduate writing journal The Drover Review.

Dan Martin

A man with dark hair and beard and wearing a black shirt looks forward.Dan Martin is an Associate Instructor of Writing and Rhetoric and a Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at the University of Central Florida where he teaches a variety of writing courses, including Writing in Digital Environments, Multimedia Composition, and Composition I & II. His research focuses on how digital and multimodal writing are shaping knowledge in different disciplines and on rhetorical pedagogies and multimodal feedback. 

 


Dialogues and Demonstrations


Gregory Zobel

A man wearing a red cap and glasses looks forward; he is standing in front of a large tree.Gregory Zobel (gz) is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in Western Oregon University’s College of Education. He is interested in accessibility, open source, radical pedagogies, punk rock, #edtech, and prison abolition. His approach is based on the understanding that technology should serve and liberate society rather than subjugate individuals through convenience and amusement.

 


Anushka Peres

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Anushka Peres is a photographer and Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at University of Arizona. Her scholarship focuses on the persuasive capacities of photographs to resist and reproduce social inequalities and environmental degradation within settler colonial systems. Her work on visual rhetorics has been published in the interdisciplinary journal New American Notes Online, and her photographs have been showcased in galleries in Vermont and on various online platforms. She is a 2018-2019 Bilinski Fellow and an award-winning educator.

 


Reviews


Luhui Whitebear

A woman with long dark hair and wearing glasses, a green jacket, and bright red lipstick looks just to the side of the camera.

Luhui Whitebear is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. She is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality program at Oregon State University as well as the Assistant Director of the OSU Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. She received her B.S. in Ethnic Studies, B.S. in Anthropology, and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies focus), all from OSU. Her research focuses on Indigenous rhetorics, Indigeneity and reclaiming of Indigenous identity/gender roles, missing & murdered Indigenous women, Indigenous resistance movements, and natural resource protection. Luhui is a mother, poet, and Indigenous activist. She has publications forthcoming in the Miami Law Review and the American Indian Cultural and Research Journal.

 


Les Hutchinson

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Les Hutchinson is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department at Michigan State University. Her research brings together cultural and digital rhetorics, particularly at the intersection of intellectual property and surveillance, to study how social media platform design impacts user safety and online identity. Some of her work can be found in Computers & CompositionThe Routledge Companion to Digital Writing and Rhetoric; Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies; and forthcoming in Technical Communication Quarterly. She can easily be reached on Twitter (@techairos) where she curates a frequent presence and enjoys a good gif/meme.