STJ English Dept. Faculty Members & Students Sweep the CCCC

Fourteen faculty members and students from the Department of English and the Institute for Writing Studies will present on a range of topics at the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention in Houston, TX from April 6-9. CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, and the annual convention brings together the foremost thinkers in the field.

This year’s presentations from SJU students and faculty members are as follows:

  • Nathalie Virgintino ’19 Ph.D., Derek Owens, D.A., “Active Support for Radical Pedagogies: The Post-Pedagogical Movement, Project-Based, Multigenre and Multimodal Approaches,” Wednesday, April 6, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Owens, “No Longer ‘Experimental’: Collage as Normative Practice, from First-Year Writing to Dissertation,” Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Patricia Medved ‘19 Ph.D., Michael Reich ‘20 Ph.D., Evynn McFalls ’20 G, “Best Practices in 21st Century Writing Centers and RAD Research,” Wednesday, April 6; Medved, Reich, Jason Wirtz (Hunter College), “(Re) Actions: A Closer Look at Student Invention Across Sites,” Friday, April 8, 8 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Sheeba Varkey ’17 Ph.D., “Workplace Writing and the Veteran: Authorship and Identity in Resume Narratives,” Thursday, April 7, 1:45 – 3 p.m.
  • Anne Ellen Geller, Ph.D., “Making Meaningful Writing Happen: Action Plans for Writing Advocacy,” Thursday, April 7, 1:45 – 3 p.m.; “Meeting of the International Writing Across the Curriculum Programs,” Thursday, April 7, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Kainat Abidi ’20 Ph.D., “Silence as Defense: The Compositional Considerations of Women on Social Media,” Thursday, April 7, 1:45 – 3 p.m.
  • Laura Lisabeth ’17 Ph.D., “Documents of Culture, Documents of Barbarism: The Elements of Style and Standard English as a Commodity Fetish,” Thursday, April 7, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Nicholas Young ’18 Ph.D., “Race and Writing Methods: Investigating Racism through Autoethnography, History, and Technology,” Friday, April 8, 8 – 9:15 a.m.; “Writing Draftnik: Twitter Literacies, Capital Formation, and Corporate Resistance,” Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Collin Craig, Ph.D., “Long-Term Research Collaborations: Strategy, Identity, Failure, and Moves Toward Future Action,” Friday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.; “Institutional Whiteness and the Uneven Work of ‘Diversity,’” Saturday, April 9, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
  • Nancy Alvarez ’17 Ph.D., “The Translingual Writing Center,” Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Anna Sicari ’11G, ’15 Ph.D., “Feminist Action for Women Writing Administrators: Movements for Change in the Academy,” Friday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

These students and faculty members warmly invite members of the academic community attending CCCC to view their presentations.



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