Conference Presentations

Accepted/Upcoming Presentations:

  • “What is English Education for? Rethinking Our Work Through Climate Change and the Environment.” Panel presentation accepted for English Language Arts Teacher Educators Summer Conference. Fayetteville, AR. July 2019.
  • “Peer Tutoring and the Everyday Arts of (De)Schooling.” Roundtable presentation accepted for International Writing Centers Association Conference. Columbus, OH. October 2019.
  • “Ivan Illich in the Writing Center: The Conviviality and Sustainability of Peer Tutoring.” Paper accepted for L. Ramon Veal Research Seminar. National Teachers of English Conference. Baltimore, MD. November 2019.
  • “Unsettling Education: Searching for Ethical Footing in a Time of Reform.” Roundtable presentation accepted for National Teachers of English Conference. Baltimore, MD. November 2019.
  • “Images of Possibility: Teaching and Learning Toward Freedom.” Panel presentation accepted for National Teachers of English Conference. Baltimore, MD. November 2019.

Past Presentations:

“Finding Ivan Illich in the Writing Center: Situated Learning Webs and Sustainable Education.” Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Conference. Toronto, Canada. April 2019.

“Performance-Rhetorics of the Anthropocene: Composing New Forms of Political Ecology.” Chair and presenter. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019.

“Anarchy in the Writing Center! Peer Tutoring and Prefigurative Deschooling” Paper presented at ELATE Graduate Strand Research Roundtable. National Council for Teachers of English Conference. Houston, TX. Nov. 2018.

“Writing Sustainability: Bridging Eco-Literacy, Research, and Composition.” Roundtable presentation. National Council for Teachers of English Conference. Houston, TX. Nov. 2018.

“Deschooling and Writing Centers: An Invitation to Dialogue.” Chair and roundtable presenter. International Writing Centers Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. Oct. 2018.

“Reflective Writing at UIC: Exploring Theory and Practice.” Presenter. University of Illinois at Chicago’s First-Year Writing Program Pre-Semester Conference. Chicago, IL. Aug. 2018.

“Inscribing Relationality: Tracing (Y)Our Ecological Networks of Writing Pedagogy and Assessment.” Presenter. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.

“Threshold Concepts and Transfer across Disciplinary Lines.” Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.

“Mutuality in the Writing Center.” Roundtable presenter. National Council for Teachers of English Conference. St. Louis, MO. Nov. 2017.

“Empowering Students and Prompting Knowledge Construction through Literature Conversations.” Chair. National Council for Teachers of English Conference. St. Louis, MO. Nov. 2017.

“Double Agents, Doubling Agency: Peer Tutors as Writing Center Researchers.” Chair and presenter. International Writing Centers Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Nov. 2017.

“Running the Course of Dissent: A Dialogue on Pedagogy, Politics, and Ethics.” Presenter. American Studies Association Conference. Chicago, IL. Nov. 2017.

“Spoken Word Poetry in English Education: Studies of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers.” Presenter. Conference on English Education. Columbus, OH. June 2017.

“Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and the Common Interest.” Presenter. Conference on English Education. Columbus, OH. June 2017.

“Bridging the Divide Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Writing Instruction.” Roundtable discussant. University of Illinois at Chicago’s First Year Writing Program’s “Brown Bag” Speaker Series. Chicago, IL. April 2017.

“Share Your Work: Cultivating Communities of Labor and Care.” Presenter. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.

“From Ars Poetica to Our Poetics: Teaching Spoken Word as English Education Praxis.” National Council for Teachers of English Conference. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 2016.

“‘Education of a certain kind’: John Dewey, Environmental Education, and the Rhetoric of Climate Crisis.” National Council for Teachers of English Conference. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 2016.

“Rethinking Group Work.” Roundtable discussant. University of Illinois at Chicago’s First Year Writing Program’s “Brown Bag” Speaker Series. Chicago, IL. Oct. 2016.

“‘The cruel radiance of what is’: Modernist Anti-Theatricality in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. St. Louis, MO. Nov. 2016.

“Through Choice of Action: (Re)Visionary Pragmatism for the Age of Accountability.” American Education Studies Association Conference, Philosophy of Education “Reviewer’s Choice” Session. Seattle, WA. Nov. 2016.

“With All Due Respect: An Anarchist edTPA Primer.” American Education Research Association Conference. Washington, D.C. April 2016.

“Engaging the Demos: Power-Sharing Methods for Democratizing Freshman Composition.” Writing on the Edge Conference. College of Du Page. Du Page, IL. Sept. 2015.

“Teaching Along the Edge: K-12 Teachers Transforming Classrooms and Schools.” Invited panelist. Graduate School of Education’s “Education for a New Era” Symposium. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Oct. 2013.

“When Those Who Know Speak: Encouraging Teacher Voices in Education Policy Reform.” The High School Journal Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC. Feb. 2011.

Brown v. Board of Education: A Critical Discussion.” North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Conference, Greensboro, NC. Jan. 2011.