We thank all of you for following @CFSHRC on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve only been on social media for a couple of years, but we’ve already build a strong following and curated a rich set of conversations relevant to anyone interested in feminism and rhetoric. #thefeministsarecoming to social media and we’ve got a lot to say!
And now, we’re working to improve the way we use our social media platforms. We want to create a genuinely multi-vocal space that represents different coalitions of feminists in rhetoric and composition. Follow our social media experiment this summer as 5 different women take turns curating our twitter feed.
Follow our curated twitter feed @cfshrc with Patricia Fancher, Marie Novotny, Ruth Osorio, Christine Martorana, Latoya Sawyer, and Karrieann Soto
July 18-24: Patricia Fancher is a lecturer in the Writing Program of the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research intersects rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric, and she has a special interest in Alan Turing as well as the women who worked at Bletchley Park. She is the Director of Digital Media and Outreach for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. In her free time, you’ll find Trish with her fat orange cat, who aspires to be internet famous.
July 25-Sep 7: Maria Novotny is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric & Writing at Michigan State University and a project partner with The ART of Infertility. Her research examines how infertile individuals must navigate across health and cultural systems and the challenges that this navigation poses as well as their dependence upon private and peer-led networks to exercise agency in these systematic spaces. In 2015, Marie received the CCCC Gloria Anzaldua Rhetorician Award for her research on infertility activism.
Aug 8-21: Ruth Osorio is a PhD candidate in rhetoric and composition at the University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches courses in composition, digital writing, disability studies, and professional writing. Her dissertation examines the rhetorical strategies of disability activism in activist, queer, digital, and professional spaces. When not teaching or writing, Ruth is spending time with her daughter, spouse, and chihuahua rescue mutt.
Aug 22-Sep 4: Christine Martorana is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Writing Program at the College of Staten Island – CUNY. Her research interests circulate around feminist agency, feminist activism, and composition pedagogy. In her teaching, she espouse a collaborative, interactive, and multimodal approach, a pedagogical perspective through which she invites students to adopt more expansive notions of what it means to “write” and consider the diverse and impactful ways they function as rhetoricians both within and beyond the academic community.
Sep 5-18: LaToya Sawyer doctoral candidate in Syracuse University’s Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. Her research interests are Black women’s discourse, literacy and rhetoric, Black feminism and computer-mediated-communication. LaToya is a Hollis, Queens native, writer and educator. Her dissertation explores Black women’s language and identity performance as agency in social media spaces. She has taught in community-based and university educational settings within the African American community, the U.S. and China.
Sep 19-Oct 2: Karrieann Soto Vega is a PhD Candidate at Syracuse University, where she studies Puerto Rican Nationalist rhetorics as enacted by the figure of Lolita Lebrón. Her research interests run the gamut of decolonial feminist rhetorics, sonic and visual rhetorics, multimodality, new media, and cultural rhetorics, among others. For the year 2016-2017 she will be a Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department.
Interested in contributing as a CFSHRC guest tweeter? Contact Trish Fancher at pfancher [at] writing.ucsb [dot] edu