Anna (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of English at Buffalo State College at the State University of New York (SUNY) and a teacher-scholar of composition-rhetoric, literacy, and American studies.
I earned my PhD in composition-rhetoric with an American Studies certificate from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center’s English Department. I’ve worked across varied teaching, scholarly, and leadership contexts: in composition classes, writing centers, writing program administration, teacher training, and digital/new media institutes. Now at Buff State, I remain passionate about student- and community-centered, anti-oppressive, and multimodal pedagogies in classrooms and as tenants of my scholarship and service.
Broadly, my research draws on queer-feminist, anti-colonial and abolitionist frameworks to interrogate the politics and movement of literacy across education spaces and urban geographies. Other interests include archival methods, digital/multimodal rhetoric, and higher education studies. Uniting these, my dissertation — “The Act of the Paper”: Literacy, Racial Capitalism, and Student Protest in the 1990s” — traces visionary, radical, student-authored publications within the late 20ᵗʰ century’s shifting educational, disciplinary, and sociopolitical milieu. For the project, I earned a Gittel Urban Studies Fellowship and Department Dissertation Award, and was a National Academy of Education Fellowship finalist.
My scholarship has been (or will be) published in Community Literacy, the Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, HASTAC, Kairos, and elsewhere. I’ve received numerous campus-based and national grants in support of my work, including the Rhetoric Society of America’s Graduate Development Award and Conference on College Composition & Communication’s Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award for research in queer and feminist studies.
Before starting my PhD, I received a BA in English and Biology from Oberlin College and worked in secondary education in the SF Bay Area, where I grew up.