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PHD STUDENTS

                         
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Sharieka Botex
botexsha@msu.edu




 
                         
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Rebecca C. Conklin
conkli97@msu.edu


Research Areas: Feminist rhetorics, cultural-rhetorical pedagogy, translingualism, reflective writing/practice 

  Nissele Contreras
contre72@msu.edu

 
                         
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  Suban Nur Cooley
cooleys7@msu.edu

Research Areas: 
Orality-literacy, Black/African diaspora, multimodality, cultural rhetorics, Somalia, self and identity, migration


 

Anicca Cox
coxanicc@msu.edu

Research Areas: Academic Labor and Institutional Ethnography, Material Feminisms, WPA, Community Engagement, FYC, Graduate Writing

 

                 
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Everardo Cuevas
cuevasev@msu.edu

  Tania de Sostoa-McCue
desostoa@msu.edu


 
                         
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Elise Page Dixon
dixonel7@msu.edu

Research Areas: queer rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, multimodal and digital composition, cultural rhetorics

  Jerrice Donelson
jdonelso@umich.edu

Research Areas: Literacy, Community Engagement
 
                         
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Hannah Brady Espinoza
espino66@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural rhetorics; religious rhetorics; community practice; decolonial theory; American Indian rhetorics

 

 Kate Firestone
firest16@msu.edu

Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Asian American Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, Visual Rhetorics, Queer Rhetorics, Feminist Rhetorics, Community Engagement 

 
                         
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Wilfredo Flores
floreswi@msu.edu


Research Areas: Sexual Health Communication, Decolonization, Digital Rhetorics, Internet Studies, Queer Rhetorics and Theories, Multimodality

 

 Bree Gannon
gannonb1@msu.edu


Research Areas: Feminist Rhetorics, Religious rhetoric, Embodiment, Writing and Digital Pedagogy

 
                         
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  Constance Haywood
haywoo34@msu.edu

Research Areas: Black Feminist Literacies and Rhetoric(s), Online Communities, Digital Writing, Activism, and Embodiment
 

 Catheryn Jennings
catherynjennings@gmail.com

Research Areas: Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, digital communities, indigenous rhetorics

 
                         
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Stephie Minjung Kang
kangmi23@msu.edu

Research Areas: Language Ideologies, Critical Discourse Analysis, Nonnative English Speaking Teachers (NNESTs), Transnational Rhetorics, Teacher Identities, Teachers' Rights to Their Own Language

  Vanessa Lawson
vbsweet@uark.edu


 
                         
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Tina Puntasecca
luiggich@msu.edu 

Research Areas: LGBTQ+ Veteran Rhetorics, Sexual Citizenship, Intersections of Queer and Civic Rhetorics, Embodiments, Digital Rhetorics, Trauma Studies

    Derek Tanios Mkhaiel
mkhaield@msu.edu


Research Areas: New Materialism, Paralogic Rhetoric, Speculation, Contemporary and Street Art, Ecological Marxism, Literary/Critical Theory, Situationism, Utopia
 
                         
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Kenlea Pebbles
pebbles1@msu.edu


Research Areas: ESL and business rhetorics, Native American rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, environmental rhetorics , visual and digital rhetorics

 

Floyd Pouncil
pouncil1@msu.edu

Research Areas: Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Writing Centers, Writing Program Administration, Black Feminism, Literacy Studies

 
                         
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Rachel Robinson
robi1078@msu.edu



Research Areas: Writing centers, embodiment rhetoric, female academics and administrators, academic labor issues, writing program administration, popular culture 

  Eric Rodriguez
rodri691@msu.edu



Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Community-engaged Scholarship, Health Rhetorics
 
                         
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      Erin Schaefer
erinschaefer9@gmail.com

Research Areas: 
emotion, identity, interpersonal communication, mindfulness, digital rhetoric, interdisciplinary teaching, neuroscience, embodied rhetorics, psychology, community psychology, neurofeedback, professional writing
         

Madeline Shellgren
shellgre@msu.edu
 

     
                         
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      Elijah Simmons
simmo335@msu.edu

Research Areas: Writing Centers, Writing Program Administration, African-American Rhetoric, Rhetoric Of Attire, Inclusive Pedagogy Studies, Fictive Kinship and Geography’s role in Composition.
          Ja'La Wourman
wourmanj@msu.edu

Research Areas: Professional and technical communication, visual rhetorics, digital rhetoric, African-American rhetoric
     
                         
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      Nick Sanders
sande463@msu.edu

Research Areas: Anti-racist Pedagogy, Assessment, and Professional Development; Critical Whiteness Studies; Curriculum Development; Design Thinking; TCP; Community Colleges; Graduate Education
                 
                         

MA STUDENTS

                         
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Nicole Adams
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
adamsn22@msu.edu 

Research Areas: LGBT+ Identities, Online Communities 

 

Andrew Appleton-Pine
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy 
pineandr@msu.edu 

 Research Areas: Disability Studies, Alcoholism Studies, Cultural Rhetorics, Rhetoric and Writing, Pedagogy

 
                         
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Ben Dougherty
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
dough101@msu.edu

Research Areas: Digital rhetorics, Visual Rhetorics, Cartography, and Geography 

 

Shelby LeClair
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy
leclai25@msu.edu

 Research Areas: Cultural Rhetorics, Early Modern Paleography, Secondary Education, Feminist Rhetorics, Experiential Learning

 
         
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Allison McLary
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
boyeral1@msu.edu

 

 

Jessi Melendez
Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy
melend39@msu.edu

Research Areas: Embodiment, Feminism, Cultural Rhetorics

 
                         
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      Jared Milburn
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
milburn3@msu.edu
         

Gabriela M. Morales Medina
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
moral156@msu.edu 

Research Areas: Caribbean/Latin American Studies, Colonial Studies, Visual Rhetoric,  Digital Rhetoric, Feminist Theory, Digital Humanities, Rhetorics of Resistance and Rebellion

     
                         
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      Rosa Tobin
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing
tobinros@msu.edu
          Teresa Williams
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing

will3387@msu.edu

Research Areas: Multimodal Composing, Digital Rhetoric, Digital Literacy, Queer Rhetorics, Writing Center Studies, Visual Design, Coding, Web Design, Genre Studies
     
                         
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Jessi Wright
Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 

wrigh776@msu.edu

Research Areas: Digital Rhetoric, Queer Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetoric, Feminist Rhetoric, Visual Design, Multimodal Composing, Environmental Studies