Whitney-11(1)I am a doctoral candidate in rhetoric and composition at Texas Christian University.

I am currently working on a dissertation about online communities and predictive algorithms. Employing Burkean identification as a theretical lens, I adopt a case study methodology to explore a range of digital spaces and rhetorical practices including the Disability March meta-cyberprotest, Twitter echo chambers, the work of predictive marketers, and pedagogical applications.

While my research and pedagogical interests are wide-ranging—digital cultural rhetorics, translingual theory and pedagogy, disability rhetorics, and antiracist writing assessment—my scholarship, teaching, and service are united in exploring the intersections of power, privilege, and oppression.

A born-and-raised Southern Californian, I earned my B.A. in comparative literature, with emphases in French language, Russian literature, and film studies, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, I earned my M.A. in publishing and writing. During my time at Emerson, I was introduced to composition studies by John Trimbur and Elizabeth Parfitt and began teaching first-year writing.