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2020 Announcements

2020 Publications

Congratulations to all our great faculty members on these publications

Jay Jordan has authored a chapter, titled “Future Perfect Tense: Kairos as a Heuristic for Reconciliation” in Reconciling Translingualism and Second Language Writing,  co-edited by Tony Silva and Zhaozhe Wang, and published by Routledge.

Max Werner has published two essays:

(1) “Of wolves, George Floyd, and the limits of human empathy

(2) “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf: Textual Manipulations in Anti-wolf Rhetoric

Our new colleague Hua Zhu has co-authored, with Yebing Zhao, “Enacting Comparative Pedagogies as Common Topics,” in The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics: Studies in the History, Application, and Teaching of Rhetoric Beyond Traditional Greco-Roman Contexts, edited by Keith Lloyd, Routledge, 2020, pp. 340-352.

Romeo García, together with Yndalecio Hinojosa, placed a book chapter, “Resistance: Embodied Narratives, Anti-Racist Agendas, and Compassionate Pedagogy,” in On Teacher Neutrality: Praxis, Politics, and Performativity, edited by Daniel Richards. Utah State University Press, 2020.

Kendall Gerdes, together with two former students of hers, published, in Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, "Writing a Videogame: Rhetoric, Revision, and Reflection." By examining a three-part assignment in which students plan, design, and reflect on a text-based videogame, this article argues that making games can help students take up rhetorical concerns in game design and in other genres.

Christie Toth’s co-author’s article, with Stephen Ruffus (SLCC), Scott Black (ENG), and Scott Jarvis (LING), on two-year/four-year school relations, came out in the recent issue of ADE Bulletin. I encourage everybody to take a read (attached) given this department’s ongoing collaborations with SLCC.

Jenny Andrus’s new book, Narratives of Domestic Violence: Policing, Identity, and Indexicality, has recently been published by Routledge.

Joshua Lenart, a WRS alum, who is currently teaching writing in the department of Engineering, recently completed, with Catherine G.P. Berdainer, a handbook for engineering students, titled: So, You Have To Write A Literature Review: A Guidebook For Engineers. and Joshua Lenart (IEEE Press. IEEE PCS Professional Engineering Communication Series, Editor, Ryan K. Boettger).

2020 Appointments

Thank You for serving the DWRS Department and the University of Utah!

Joy Pierce has been appointed Associate Editor of Qualitative Health Research.

Natalie Stillman-Webb has recently been selected to serve on the University’s Committee on Student Affairs for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Professor Nona Brown has been selected to serve on the College Diversity Task Force for the next two years. Many thanks to Nona for her service!

Professor David Hawkins has been elected to serve on the Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity for the next three years, where he will continue promoting the work we do and pushing for more campus-wide initiatives aimed at inclusivity, cultural understanding, and resources/support for marginalized communities. Congratulations to Dave!

Last Updated: 12/13/21