As a student of rhetoric & composition I study the intersection of words, bodies & things. I draw on discourses of cognitive science, psychology, philosophy & educational theory, & work in both textual & non-textual modes.
My doctoral dissertation sought to apply the thought of American philosopher William James (1842-1910) to the writing classroom. I argued that in an age of social fragmentation & populist revolt, James can provide valuable guidance as to how to live with one another.
More recently I’ve turned my attention to our writing tools. With the shift from print to screen, how do writing practices change? How do these changes impact how we think and relate? And how might we best teach writing in a digital and networked age? Of late, I’ve tried to answer these questions.
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