RCL’bration!

April congratulations go out to…

RCL grad students:

  • Morgan Beers, Liliana Perez Rodriguez, and Eduardo Mabilog, who presented “Mapping Alternative Narratives of Movement around Writing Centers: Three Graduate Students’ Experiences in Moving Away from their ‘Homes’” at Eastern Central Writing Central Association Conference at Michigan State University. Very cool!
  • Noah Bukowski, who was named to the 2022-23 Society of Fellows supported by the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme for his dissertation project. Awesome job!
  • Caleb González, who was invited to teach a summer course in travel writing at Shanghai University. Have a blast!
  • Melissa Guadrón, who was named the Andrea Abernathy Lunsford Fellow in RCL.
  • Addison Koneval, who will be the Edward PJ Corbett Fellow in RCL.
  • Christopher Morris, who won the department’s 2022 Muste Award for Best Dissertation in English for his dissertation, “Redeveloping Participation: Rhetorics and Ontologies of Participatory Discourse in the Technical Communication of U.S. Public Housing Policy.” Well-deserved!
  • Liliana Perez Rodriguez, who—for her incredible work as an FYW GTA—won the 2022 award for Excellence in Teaching by a First-Year Graduate Teaching Assistant. Wow, Lily!

RCL faculty:

  • Dr. John Jones, who won a Sustainability Education Grant to design English 3022, Media Sustainability, for the new GE.
  • Dr. Susan Lang, who just co-authored “New paradigm for teaching scientific writing in STEM” in Trends in Biochemical Science. Three cheers for cross-disciplinarity!

RCL alumni:


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March congratulations go out to…

RCL grad students:

  • Keira Hambrick, whose Humanities Oral Presentation won first place at the 36th annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Way to go, Keira!
  • Yanar Hashlamon, who published “Rhetoricity at the End of History: Defining Rhetorical Debility under Neoliberal Colonialism” in the latest issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly: “The essay demonstrates rhetorical debility’s applicability to transnational sites of oppression along axes of disability, colonialism, and neoliberalism through a case study analysis of Palestinian protest rhetoric.” Seriously impressive work here, Yanar!
  • Remi Hudgins, who has decided to leave academia to further their research in fields that are action-oriented. We wish you the best of luck, Remi!
  • Liz Miller, whose fantastic teaching was recognized by the Graduate School through a 2022 Graduate Associate Teaching Award. We love great teaching!
  • D’Arcee Charington Neal, who published in the new collection DisCrit Expanded: Reverberations, Ruptures, and Inquiries edited by Subini A. Annamma, Beth A. Ferri, and David J. Connor. Can’t wait to read!

RCL alumni:

  • Dr. Sean Kamperman, whose leadership resulted in a fantastically comprehensive accessibility guide for Cs 2022 which we imagine will be used for years to come.
  • Dr. Krista Kurlinkus who is sharing with the world her Intro to Grant Writing workbook.
  • Dr. Louis Maraj, who won the 2022 CCCC Outstanding Book Award for Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics. This innovative project offers “four Black rhetorics as antiracist means for rhetorical reclamation—autoethnography, hashtagging, inter(con)textual reading, and reconceptualized disruption” and “uses Black feminist relationality via an African indigenous approach.”  This is a must-read for all of us.
  • Dr. Pritha Prasad, who recently published “Backchannel Pedagogies: Unsettling Racial Teaching Moments and White Futurity” in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society. One of the many fantastic questions Prasad asks is: “What does it mean for BIPOC, especially in the academy where teaching holds profound cultural and economic value, when past racism is repackaged as future pedagogical opportunity?”

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February congratulations go out to…

Undergrad alumna Sarah Bach, who published “‘Our House in On Fire:’ Exploring the Rhetorical Significance of Youth Climate Activists, an Emerging Discourse Community” in the latest issue of Young Scholars in Writing. 

RCL grad student Keira Hambrick, who was selected to attend the prestigious two-week 2022 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research to work on the dissertation project, “Prior Knowledge and Transfer of Learning in First Year Composition.”

All the Buckeye Access All-Stars in the English department—especially Dr. John Jones, Dr. Margaret Price, Liz Miller, and Remi Hudgins—who made their classes more accessible, according to their students and highlighted by Jayasree Sunkrieddy.

RCL collaborations:

RCL alum Dr. Sean Kamperman, who published a chapter (“Reflections on Research as it Unfolds: Inclusive Tactics as a Methodological Intervention”) in the collection Strategic Interventions in Mental Health Rhetoric, edited by Lisa Melonçon and Cathryn Molloy.

RCL faculty:


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January congratulations go out to…

RCL grad student Angel Evans, who won a 2022 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award for their work on how “the lived writing process—as embodied by Black scholars—can function as a transformative mode of knowledge-making and offer universal implications for what it means to heal.”

RCL faculty and staff:

  • Dr. John Jones, who was recognized as a Buckeye Access All-Star for promoting access for students with disabilities. His nominating student wrote that he “required that all student class presentations meet accessibility standards. He is responsive to accommodation letters and makes asking for support painless.”
  • Dr. Elizabeth Weiser, who won a National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grant worth $1,444,207 for “Enhancing a Transfer Pathway to Improve STEM Student Success” with Jefferson Roberts, William MacDonald, Karen Goodell, and Melissa Buelow.

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December congratulations go out to…

RCL grad students:

  • Caleb González, who won the 2022 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. This award recognizes graduate students who show “exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning.” Impressively, Caleb is only the second OSU student to win this award—check out this December 9th press release!
  • Keira Hambrick, who won a Presidential Fellowship—the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School! This fellowship will help Keira to complete her dissertation “Prior Knowledge and Transfer of Learning in First Year Composition” (advisor: Dr. Kay Halasek).
  • Yanar Hashlamon, who completed his tenure as graduate co-editor of The Peer Review, where he demonstrated excellence in both vision and leadership. Great work on this important service, Yanar!

RCL faculty and staff:

  • Drs. Chris Castillo & Christa Teston, who were awarded a grant from the Arts & Humanities Dean’s Discretionary Funds for Engagement and Outreach Work.
  • Dr. Ashleigh Hardin, who won a grant from OSU’s Affordable Learning Exchange program.
  • Dr. Margaret Price, who gave an invited lecture for the university ETH Zurich’s “Social Justice Series” titled “Disability Studies Methodologies: Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods to Uncover Nuances of Disabled Experiences in Higher Education”

RCL alumni:


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November congratulations go out to…

RCL Collaborations among faculty, graduate students, and alumni, oh my!:

RCL faculty:


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October congratulations go out to…

  • Liz Miller, PhD candidate, who was awarded the Andrea Abernathy Lunsford RCL Fellowship. Well done, Liz!

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September congratulations go out to…


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