Whitney-11(1)I am a third year rhetoric and composition Ph.D. student at Texas Christian University. While my research and pedagogical interests are wide-ranging—translingual theory and pedagogy, disability rhetorics, multimodality and digital humanities, and antiracist writing assessment—my scholarship, teaching, and service are united in exploring the intersections of power, privilege, and oppression, particularly in higher education and academic discourse.At T

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. Under the training of John Trimbur and Elizabeth Parfitt, I began teaching first-year writing. During this time, I became interested in a translingual approach to the teaching of writing, which has guided my teaching and research ever since.

At TCU, I am currently serving as Assistant Director of TCU’s Center for Digital Expression. As Assistant Director, I provide support and in-class tutorials for instructors interested in developing multimodal or digital projects for their students. I also manage the CDEx’s social media (like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter), develop content for our website and blog, and assistant in programming.

Beyond TCU, I am one of six Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellows, helping to create content for their blog carnivals, wiki, and reviews. I also serve as Digital Media Coordinator for the Asian/Asian American Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.