I am deeply committed to critical and activist-oriented leadership and service work — on my campuses, across institutions, and in communities.

  • Poster for Event: An Antiracist Workshop, Linguistic Justice in Teaching Writing: From Idea to Action. April 30, 10-11am ET, sponsored by University of Pittsburgh English Composition Program, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and DBLAC,
  • Poster for CCCC event: "Taking Action for Anti-Racist Workplaces: Developing Bystander Training for Writing Teachers and WPAs"
  • Poster for event: Syllabus Workshop: the feminist hack CUNY Graduate Center English Dept. | Sept. 26, 6:30p Often, when feminism is an organizing principle of courses, the courses are designated such things as โ€œLiterature by Womenโ€ or โ€œWomen and Writing.โ€ While those kinds of classes are important to attending to gender and sexuality and the aesthetics, histories, and relations of power that give them meaning, itโ€™s also the case that every aspect of the curriculum ought to embody such attention. This workshop invites us to work with that proposition. What would a British literature or American literature survey include in terms of text selections and assignments, e.g., such that theyโ€™re not seen as rubrics to the exclusion of feminism? How does a composition course ensure recognition of the differential distribution of authority along the axis of gender? In what ways does critical theory appear on a syllabus developed through the axiomatic understanding of the mattering of gender to knowing and being? Gender, understood always already to be deeply and irrevocably intersectional โ€“ thoroughly enmeshed with race, coloniality, religion, sexuality, embodiment, geography, class, and so on โ€“ keys us into everything from history and culture to aesthetics and politics. In what ways can our syllabi, our curricula, grow out of that foundational understanding? What class have you taken or taught or wish to teach that would/could/should be organized along these lines? The workshop will open with identification of specific courses and/or issues and questions that arise in relation to syllabi creation along these lines, offered by Christina Katopodis, Anna Zeemont, Jesse Rice-Evans, Chy Sprauve, and Casandra Murray. Weโ€™ll move on to discussing strategies, text selection, and pedagogical practices. We invite you to bring a syllabus and/or other resources to share (please send to Kandice Chuh to collate onto a shareable site).
  • Poster for event Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture
  • Poster for event that reads: Wendy's Subway and Lost & Found [present]: Transforming CUNY Admissions, Studies, Movements, Wed, Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 06:00 PM โ€“ 08:15 PM (EST). Featuring: Gisely Colรณn Lรณpez, Ricardo Gabriel, Tami Gold, Amaka Okechukwu, Pam Sporn, & Anna Zeemont. New addition! MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE film screening. Register: tiny.cc/radiatingcuny. Conor Tomรกs Reed~Wendy's Subway residency "Radiating Black~Puerto Rican~Feminist Studies from the City University of New York to the Americas and the Caribbean." Image [in background, of student protestors] source: SLAM! Herstory Project

Here are a few events I’ve been involved with as organizer/participant!

Within my discipline, Iโ€™m assistant editor at the new journal Rhetoric, Politics, & Culture, which was founded pointedly to intervene in hegemonic whiteness in rhetorical studies and academic publication structures, centering โ€œperspectives that question in/justice, in/equity, power, and democracy and that attend to interlocking structures of power within their geopolitical and historical contexts.โ€

I’m also on the editorial board of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogies (an interdisciplinary publication with foci in multimodality and the intersection of digital technologies and schooling), as well as a peer reviewer for several other publications.

At CUNY, I recently ended a two-year tenure as the co-director of Comp Comm, the Graduate Center’s Composition & Rhetoric Community, where I helped organize panels/workshops and bring in speakers from across New York with expertise in composition-rhetoric and related areas. I also served as an elected representative on the Diversity Committee of the GC’s English Student Association (ESA).

I continue to be very involved with institutional and activist projects around intersectionality, racial justice, and anti-racism at CUNY and beyond. To this end, with a multi-institutional, multi-rank coalition of composition scholar-activists, I’ve led public workshops on topics like anti-racist bystander trainings and linguistic justice.