Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow


The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, supported by the University of Michigan and directed by Naomi Silver and Anne Ruggles Gere, serves the digital rhetoric/computers and writing community by publishing a book series and blog carnivals, sharing pedagogical and research resources, and reviewing annual meetings of the Computers and Writing writing conference. I am one of six Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can view my contributions to the DRC here.

Graduate Certificate in New Media Composing and Teaching

In progress, projected Spring 2019

The Graduate Certificate in New Media Composing and Teaching encourages graduate students to document their use of new media for teaching, scholarship, and service. To earn the certificate, students must create a digital portfolio that includes a vita designed for online reading, two examples of scholarly work, two examples of teaching-related work, two examples of student work, and one example of service to the community. I am in the process of completing all of the components and developing the digital portfolio.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Digital Public Humanities Course

Completed June 2017

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is an annual gathering of digital humanists from across disciplines and the globe. DHSI describes itself as an “ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.” During the Digital Public Humanities course we discussed the ethics of academic crowdsourcing, creating digital archives with Indigenous and other marginalized people, and big data usage, among other things. This course helped inspire my Women’s Disability Activism Timeline project.

Emerson College Inclusive Faculty Fellow

Completed June 2015

This annual fellowship and workshop was awarded to 30 faculty for a program promoting intercultural competency in the classroom. Three-day workshop included conversations about integrating inclusive instructional practices in course design and specific tools for classroom discussion and management.

Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network (BRAWN) Summer Institute

Completed May 2014 and 2015

The BRAWN Summer Institute is a two-day Institute that admits only 60 applicants per year “to learn about trends and issues in the field, engage with current scholarship, and augment their teaching strategies with an emphasis on opportunities to develop professional networks.” During my two years at the Institute, I participated in sessions on teaching multilingual students, using eportfolios in first-year writing, creating moments of metacognition for students, teaching for transfer, and developing place-based pedagogy.