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In June 2016, I was thrilled to become Co-Director of the Center for Writing and Affiliate Graduate Faculty in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies. Most recently, I served as Postdoctoral Associate and Writing Initiative Coordinator in the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, where I worked with the Community of Scholars Program. I am also an alumna of the U of M, having received my PhD in American Studies. As a graduate student, I was a writing consultant in Student Writing Support, an experience that restored my faith in higher education and prompted a change in career path toward writing center studies.
I approach writing center theory and practice through the lens of embodiment and equity, thinking deeply about the intersection of racial justice and language rights. My current research involves a collaboration with Noro Andriamanalina on the racialized disciplining of doctoral writers of color in the U.S. nation-state. I am also working on a project with Tammy C. Owens on women of color writing epistemologies.