Presentations

Invited Talks and Workshops

  • “Inclusion and the Work of Building Public Spaces.” Panel on the Future of Feminist Rhetorical Studies. Symposium on Feminist Rhetorical Research in honor of Susan Wells. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2015.
  • “Narrating Disclosure.” Future of Disability Studies Working Group. Columbia University, New York City, April 2015.
  • “Flexibility and its Discontents: Rethinking Disability and Academic Spaces.” With Margaret Price. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., March 2015.
  • “Disability and Living/Working in the Academy.” National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Teleworkshop, January 2015.
  • “Disability, Identity, and Teaching.” University of Maryland Academic Writing Program. College Park, MD, January 2015.
  • “Disabled Faculty and Disabling Research.” Disability Studies Reading Group. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. October 2014.
  • “Flexibility and its Discontents: Designing Accessible Classrooms and Assignments.” With Margaret Price. Humanities Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. September 2014.
  • “Disabled Faculty and the Academy.” University Seminar at the Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY. April 2013. Click here to access a flyer with presentation details.
  • “Disability, Identity, and Teaching.” Faculty Development Workshop. Teaching Resource and Research Center, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. March 2013.

Professional Workshops

  • “Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)Ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs.” With Tara Wood, Amy Vidali, Craig Meyer, Brenda Brueggemann, Patricia Dunn, Melanie Yergeau and others. Half-Day Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 19-22, 2014. Review of workshop published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 19.1 (Fall 2014).
  • “(Re)shaping Pedagogies and Identities: Disabled Teachers in the Composition Classroom.” Disability and access: Enabling the people, technologies, and spaces of composition, a half-day workshop at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.

Professional Presentations

  • Respondent to “Caption That! Critical, Creative, and Contextual Encounters with Closed Captioning in Multimodal Composition.” Panel sponsored by the Conference on College Composition and Communication Disability Studies Standing Group. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 18-21, 2015.
  • “Publishing in CCCC’s Studies in Writing and Rhetoric.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 18-21, 2015.
  • “Representational Labor: Doing the Work of Race, Disability, and Sexuality in the Academy.” Roundtable presentation accepted for the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 13-16, 2014.
  • “Accessing Non-Normative Positivisms: Disabling Research Interviewing.” Society for Disability Studies Conference. Minneapolis, MN. June 11-14, 2014.
  • “Opening up Disability Studies: Notes on Inclusion and Credibility.” Paper accepted for the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 19-22, 2014. Click here to access a .pdf of the script of my talk.
  • “The (Dis)embodied Scholar: Access in Theory and Practice.” Roundtable with Robert McRuer, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Joan Ostrove, and Georgina Kleege. Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL. January 9-12, 2014. PDF of script of my remarks at the roundtable.
  • “Disabled Faculty and Disability Disclosure: A Mixed-Methods Study.” With Margaret Price, Amber O’Shea, and Alyssa Balletta. Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education Conference. Newark, DE. October 25-27, 2013.
  • “Imagining and Accessing Lived Realities in Research Interviews.” Society for Disability Studies Conference. Orlando, FL. June 26-29, 2013. Click here to access a script of my talk in PDF format.
  • “Disability Disclosure.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Institute. Lawrence, KS. June 3-9, 2013.
  • “The Rhetorics of Disability Memoir: Agency and Disability Disclosure.” And Gladly Teach: Pedagogy, Practice, and the Teaching of Literature. Wilmington, DE. April 20, 2013.
  • “Disabled Faculty and Linguistic Agency.” Modern Language Association Conference. Boston, MA. January 2013. (Selected for inclusion in the Presidential Theme). Link to Storify version of panel compiled by George Williams.
  • “Multimodality in Motion: Disability in/and Kairotic Spaces.” Computers and Writing Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2011.
  • “Agency in Intersections of Disability Identity and Research Methodology.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. March 2011.
  • “Tracing the Winds of Social Change in Talk About and Around Writing.” International Writing Centers Association Conference. Baltimore, MD. November 2010.
  • “Doing Diversity: How Writing Programs Can Impact Institutional Diversity Efforts.” Writing Program Administration Conference. Philadelphia, PA. July 2010.
  • “Between Classroom and Institution: What Interactional Research in Writing Classrooms Can Contribute to University Diversity Efforts.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Lexington, KY, March 2010.
  • “Peer Review as Contact Zone: Interrelating the Personal and the Academic Through Narrative.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
  • “What is Rhetoric Research?: A Roundtable.” Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, December 2008. (with Cheryl Ball, Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Ellis, Janice Fernheimer, Katherine Mack, and Stacey Pigg).
  • “Identifying Disability, Categorizing Experience.” Disability Studies Special Interest Group Presentation. Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA, March 2008.
  • “Exploring the Ethics of Contact Through Student Narratives.” College English Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2007.
  • “Writing and the Challenges of Identity: Negotiating Authority in Small-Group Peer Review.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2007
  • “A Closer Look at Contact: Conversational Narratives in Small-Group Peer Review.” Watson Conference in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 2006.
  • “Beyond Categorization: Using Markers of Difference to Enable Intersectional Analysis.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
  • “Managing the “Local” and the “Global” in the Analysis of Oral Narratives” Qualitative Interest Group, Athens, Georgia, January 2006. (with Amy S. Johnson).
  • “Identification and Difference: A Rhetorical Analysis of Student Narratives in a University Writing Classroom.” 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, WI, July 2005.
  • “Foregrounding Difference in Postsecondary Literacy Classrooms: Students’ Narrative Production and Implications for Teacher Education.” Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2005.
  • “The Invisibility of Disability in Diversity Rhetorics: Implications for Access.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.
  • “Teaching a Lone Deaf Student in a Hearing Classroom.” Teachers of writing to the deaf and hard of hearing Special Interest Group at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.
  • “Writing (as) Difference: Students’ Textual Production and Performance During Peer Review.” Writing Research in the Making Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2005.
  • “Coming to Audience: First Year Writing Students and Rhetorical Self-Positioning.” Rhetoric Society of America, Austin, TX, May 2004. (with Melissa Thompson).
  • “Attending to difference: Becoming audiences for one another.” Research Network Forum at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.
  • “First-year composition students and differences in talk and writing.” Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2004.
  • “Crisis, trauma and complicity: What happens when a feminist pedagogical agenda enters the classroom?” Biennial International Feminisms and Rhetoric Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2003. (with Jay Paul Gates).
  • “Community in the composition practicum” The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Special Interest Group on Training of TAs in Composition, New York, NY, March 2003. (with Mary Lou Odom).
  • “The politics and pedagogy of representation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2003.
  • “Arguing on the street.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2002.
  • “Writing and being written: Using a model syllabus as a training tool.” Writing as a Human Activity Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, October, 2001.

Public Presentations

  • “Disability Disclosure.” Center for the Study of Diversity Brown Bag Discussion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 2013.
  • “Disabled Faculty and the Academy: Identity, Disclosure, and Accommodation.” English Faculty and Graduate Forum, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 2013.
  • “Avoiding the Difference Fixation: How Markers of Difference Influence the Teaching of Writing.” Presentation to the English Faculty and Graduate Forum, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 2011.
  • “Doing Diversity: Negotiating Difference In the University” Presentation to the Women’s Studies Race and Ethnicity Research Series, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April, 2011.

Professional Presentations Related to Teaching:

  • “Imagining Disability in Your Classroom.” Teaching for Inclusion Panel sponsored by the President’s Diversity Initiative and the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Delaware. With Maggie Andersen, Elizabeth Higginbotham, and Pascha Bueno-Hansen. (September 2013).
  • “Disability and the First Year Writing Classroom.” Writing Program Plenary, University of Delaware. (February 2013).
  • “Peer Review.” Workshop delivered at the University Writing Center, Texas A&M University, June 2008. Click for video and transcript.
  • “Using Video Technology to Better Understand our Teaching.” Discourse Studies Research Brown Bag Series, Texas A&M University, October 2006.
  • “Teaching Diversity.” Faculty Forum. Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, February 2006. (with M. Jimmie Killingsworth).