A portfolio of peer-refereed articles, book reviews,
and conference presentations

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This portfolio offers a representative selection of full-text articles, book reviews, and conference presentation papers.  To view a complete list of scholarly work, please visit Curriculum Vitae. To learn about future scholarly projects, please visit the
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Peer-Refereed Articles

“Gender 101: Helping Students Become Aware of Stereotypes of Gender and Language.”  Teaching English in the Two-Year College (forthcoming). Click here to read article.

“Words So Strong: Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘No Name Woman’ Introduces Students to the Power of Words.”  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 46.6 (2003): 482-90.  Click here to read article

“The Stylish Semicolon: Teaching Punctuation as Rhetorical Choice.” English Journal 92.3 (2003): 66-72.  Click here to read article

“Already Experts: Showing Students How Much They Know about Writing and Reading Arguments,” with Edna Soto.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 45.8 (2002): 674-82.  Click here to read article

“Domestic, Virtuous Women: Examining Women’s Place in a Public Environmental Debate Along Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Corridor.’” Technical Communication Quarterly 10.4 (2001): 365-387.  Click here to read article

“Removable Feasts: The Writing Center as Carnival.” Composition Forum 12.1 (2001): 41-58.  Click here to read article

"The Writing Center as 'Purified Space': Competing Discourses and the Dangers of Definition."  The Writing Center Journal 17.2 (1997): 111-22.  Click here to read article

Book Reviews

“Review of Spurious Coin: A History of Science, Management, and Technical Writing, by Bernadette Longo.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 32 (2002): 179-84.  Click here to read book review

“Review of Narrative and Professional Communication, by Jane M. Perkins and Nancy Blyler.”  Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 30 (2000): 403-08.  Click here to read book review

“Review of Worlds Apart: Acting and Writing in Academic and Workplace Contexts, by Patrick Dias et al.”  Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 30 (2000): 172-75.  Click here to read book review

“Review of Should We Risk It?  Exploring Environmental, Health, and Technological Problem Solving, by Daniel M. Kammen and David M. Hassenzahl.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 14 (2000): 500-04.  Click here to read book review

Conference Presentations

“Colonizing Discourses: Science, Technology, and Writing Instruction along the Mexico/U.S. Border,” Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville (October 2000).  Click here to read presentation paper

“A Movable Feast: The Writing Center as Textual Carnival,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis (April 2000).  Click here to read presentation paper

“The Public and Our Programs: Recontextualizing the Public Sphere in Technical and Scientific Communication,” The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Austin (October 1997).  Published in The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Proceedings 1997, 24th Annual Conference, Spring (1998): 105-6.  Click here to read presentation paper

 

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