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Our extensive support for professional development means our students graduate as experienced, successful researchers with well-developed research agendas and the ability to pursue them. Many of our students publish while in the program and all are active in professional research organizations such as the American Educational Research Association, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association and the Rhetoric Society of America.

Browse below to see our students’ recent publications and presentations.

Student Publications

  • Li, Ruth. “A Conscious Craft: An Approach to Teaching Collaborative, Computer-mediated Composition,” Online Literacies Open Resource. Global Society for Online Literacy Educators. 2018. Web.
  • —–. “Technologizing the Arts and Humanities through Embodied Technologies: A Reflection on the GPACW 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop.” Review of “Exploring Embodied Technologies.” Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing. Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 7 November 2017. Web.
  • Limlamai, Naitnaphit. Limlamai, N. (2018). “What language communicates: Surfacing language ideology with high school students.” English Journal. 107(6), 69-74.
  • —–. Gere, A. R., Knutson, A. V., Limlamai, N., McCarty, R., Wilson, E. (2018). “A Tale of Two Prompts: New Perspectives on Writing-to-Learn Assignments”. WAC Journal 29 (issue), pp.
  • McCarty, Ryan and John Swales. “Technological Changes and Generic Effects in a University Herbarium: A Textography Revisited.” Discourse Studies 19.5 (2017): 561-580
  • —–.McCarty, Ryan. “Translational Learning: Surfacing Multilingual Repertoires.” Composition Studies 46.2 (2018): 52–78
  • Sprouse, Michelle. “Collaborative Professional Development through a Critique Protocol.” English Journal, vol. 106, no. 2, 2016, pp. 62-67, http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1062-nov2016/EJ1062Collaborativepword.pdf.
  • —–.”The Consequential Validity of the M-Step and Third-Grade Retention.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan, vol. 32, no. 2, 2017, doi:10.9707/2168-149X.2140.
  • —–.”Racialized and Gendered Flights through History: Woolf’s Orlando and Alexie’s Flight.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany, no. 92, 2018, pp. 11-14.
  • Tacke, Elizabeth, and McCarty, Ryan. The Educator’s Guide for Lucky Broken Girl. Penguin in 2017.
  • Wilson, Emily. “Accepting, Resisting, and Critically Engaging with Instructor Feedback: What Matters for Writing Development?” Chapter in forthcoming book Writing Development in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study. Expected publication date: Jan. 2019. Co-authored with Justine Post.
  • —–. “Writing to Learn Science: An Analysis of Assignments,” Will appear in Volume 36, Issue 1 of Written Communication. Co-authored with Anne Ruggles Gere, Naitnaphit Limlamai, Kate Saylor, and Raymond Pugh.

Conference Papers & Invited Talks

  • Day, Jathan. “Course Management Systems as Sponsors of Accessibility.” Computers & Writing Conference. George Mason U. Fairfax, VA. May 2018.
  • —–. “The Rhetoric of Accessibility in Course Management Systems.” Conference on College Composition & Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.
  • —–. “What is a Graduate Reader? An Introspective Look at Sponsorship and Socialization.” GSCO/BET Graduate Student Conference. U Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. February 2018.
  • —–. “Testing the Rhetoric of Accessibility in Course Management Systems.” Graduate Research Network, Computers & Writing Conference. U of Findlay. Findlay, OH. June 2017.
  • —–. “Cultivating a Peer Review That Engages in Productive Conflict.” GSCO/BET Graduate Student Conference. U Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. February 2017. With Meg Carlson, Naitnaphit Limlamai, Michelle Sprouse, and Kristin van Eyk.
  • Hughes, Sarah. “Feminist Futurist: Tracing Afrofuturism’s Liberatory Potential.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville. Louisville. October 2018.
  • —–. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism: Digging Deeper with Discourse Analysis.” National Council of Teachers of English. Houston. November 2018. With Naitnaphit Limlamai and Adelay Elizabeth Witherite.
  • —–. “Getting Woke and Staying Woke: Reflective Approaches to Anti-Racist Dialectic Moves.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh. March 2019. With Naitnaphit Limlamai and Adelay Elizabeth Witherite.
  • Li, Ruth. “Bridging the Gap: Supporting Students in the Transition between High School and College Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019 (accepted).
  • —–. Roundtable Leader. “High School Matters.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Houston, TX. November 2018 (accepted).
  • —–. “The Stories We Tell: Creating Inclusive Classroom Communities Through Teaching Literacy Narratives.” Mid-Atlantic Conference on College Composition and Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. May 2018.
  • —–. “Integrating Google Docs to Enhance Collaboration in the Composition Classroom.” Enriching Scholarship Conference, Teaching & Technology Collaborative, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. May 2018.
  • —–. “We Have A Dream”: Lifting Up and Inspiring Change Through Collaborative Writing and Performance.” Graduate School of Education Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. March 2018.
  • —–. “Cognition and Consciousness in Collaborative Computer-Mediated Compositions.” Great Plains Alliance for Computers & Writing Conference, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. October 2017.
  • Limlamai, Naitnaphit. “Challenges and Responses to Teaching Composition in the Neoliberal Classroom: High School to College Literacy,” Presenter, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO, March 2018
  • —–. “Teaching The Great Gatsby and Fun Home: High School and College English Teachers Share Ideas,” Presenter, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2017
  • —–. “Leveraging Language for Social Justice: Teaching for Linguistic Diversity,” Presenter, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2017
  • —–. “(Re)Claiming Our Curriculums, Classrooms, and Creativity: High School English and the SAT,” Presenter, Michigan Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference, East Lansing, MI, October 2017
  • —–. “Supporting Multilingual Writers,” Panelist, English Department Writing Program Colloquium, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2017
  • —–. “Reflection, Planning, and Evaluation: Developing a Culture of Inquiry, Investigation, and Collaboration,” Presenter, Japan-United States Teacher Education Consortium, Honolulu, HI, September 2017
  • —–. “Effective Presentations: Considering the Choices We Make,” Presenter, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2017
  • —–. “Teaching Non-Western Texts in Western Settings,” Presenter, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2016
  • McCarty, Ryan. “This proof is a conversation too: Finding Recontextualization in International Student Writing Experiences.” CCC Regional Conference. University of Denver. Denver. July, 2018.
  • —–. “A Work In Progress: Science Communication Workshops for Graduate Students in Chemistry.” Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. June, 2018.
  • —–. “Pre-Writing to Engage Students and Their Prior Knowledges.” English Department Writing Program Winter Colloquium. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. March, 2018.
  • —. “Beyond Funds of Knowledge: The Unrecognized Literacy Practices Multilingual Students Bring to College.” MLA. New York City. January, 2018.
  • —–. “This is Not My Audience: One Students Encounter with Writing and a White Racial Habitus.” Lang/Rhet Biannual Graduate Student Conference. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. November, 2017.
  • —–. “A Tale of Two Writing Prompts: ‘Authentic’ Assignments and Student Engagement in a Large Undergraduate Statistics Class.” CWPA. Knoxville. July, 2017. (with Anne Ruggles Gere, Anna Knutson, and Emily Wilson)
  •  —–. Translational Learning: Bilingual Students’ Language Developments from High School to Early College.” CCCC. Portland. March, 2017.
  • —–. “Doing Textography: Analyzing Genre and Technological Change in a University Herbarium.” LangRhet Ethnographic Methods Workshop. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. February, 2017. (with John Swales)
  • —–.  “Hey, Let’s Talk about How People Talk (and Write) and How to Talk about It.” RELATE Science by the Pint. Ypsilanti. January, 2017.
  • —–. “Errors, Mistakes, and Translational Remainders: Issues in Responding to Multilingual Writers.” English Department Writing Program Fall Colloquium. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. October, 2016.
  • —–. “Not all Errors are Created the Same.” Guest Lecture, Master’s of Education English Methods Course. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. October, 2016.
  • —–. “Writing is a Messy Process: Teaching Research Writing as a Non-Linear Practice.” English Department Writing Program Craft Session. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. September, 2016.
  • —–. “Translational Remainders in Talking and Writing for Non-Disciplinary Audiences.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. June, 2016
  • —. “Beyond Two Cultures: Writing Minors Navigating Disciplinarity in Their STEM Majors.” CWPA. Raleigh. July, 2016. (with Anne Ruggles Gere and Anna Knutson)
  • —–. “Translational Learning: The Productivity of Moving Between Languages.” CCCC
  • —–. “Towards Translational Learning: A Review with Recommendations.” Lang/Rhet Biannual Graduate Student Conference. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. October, 2015.
  • Sprouse, Michelle. “Social Annotation and Layered Readings in Composition.” Computers and Writing Conference. Fairfax, VA. May 2018.
  • —–. “Pedagogies of Rhetorical Reading in First-Yyear Composition.” CCCC Annual Convention. Kansas City, MO. March 2017.
  • —–.”Student and Teacher Critique: Advocating for Our Own Improvement.” NCTE Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2016. With Sarah Caldwell and Valerie Siow.
  • Tacke, Elizabeth. Section Organizer: “Animating Disclosure: Rhetorical Negotiations of Disability.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 5/2018.
  • —–. Section Organizer: “Rhetorical, Embodied, and Relational Laboring: Navigating Disability Disclosure.”Conference on College Composition and Communication, 3/2018.
  • —–. “More than Either/Or: Navigating Disclosure in Academic Spaces.” Modern Language Association, 1/2018.
  • vanEyk, Kristin. “Translingual Pedagogy and Student-Instructor Negotiated Projects.” Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October 2018.
  • —–. “Justicing Writing Studies: Decoloniality and Translingualism for Composition and Assessment.” CCCC Annual Convention. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.
  • —–. “Feeling Some Kind of Way: Deepening Considerations of Translingual Differencing.” Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Cincinnati, OH. November 2017.
  • —–. “Students Reclaim Their Voices: Using Student-Directed Choice to Reclaim Linguistic Agency. “ CCCC Summer Conference. University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, OH. June 2017.
  • Wheeler, Kelly L. “(A/The) Matter of Lived Experiences.” 2018 Thomas R. Watson Conference on Making Future Matters, Louisville KY October 2018. With Megan Garver and Anna Knutson.
  • ___. “We [Still] Have a Moment: Multimodal Values and Curricular Practices in a First-Year Writing Program.” Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing, Minneapolis MN October 2017.
  • Wilson, Emily.  “Passionate Attachments: Contemplating the Insider/Outsider Continuum in Our Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Activism” College Composition and Communication Conference. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.
  • —–. “Collaboration as Knowledge Production.” Modern Language Association. New York City, NY. January 2018.
  • —–. “Leveraging Language for Social Justice” Conference for the National Council for Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO. November 2017.
  • —–. “Literacy Practices in the Lived Experiences of Military Kids” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 2017.
  • —–. “Inclusive Curriculum: Advocacy for the New Mainstream” Conference for the National Council for Teachers of English. Atlanta, GA. November 2016.
  • Witherite, Adelay Elizabeth. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism: Digging Deeper with Discourse Analysis.” National Council of Teachers of English. Houston. November 2018. With Sarah Hughes and Naitnaphit Limlamai.
  • —– . “Getting Woke and Staying Woke: Reflective Approaches to Anti-Racist Dialectic Moves.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh. March 2019. With Sarah Hughes and Naitnaphit Limlamai.