For today’s #AntiAbleistComposition feature, I’m sharing two open-access articles from Composition Forum.
First is Stephanie Kerschbaum’s “Anecdotal Relations: On Orienting to Disability in the Composition Classroom.”
Via Dr. Kerschbaum’s professional profile on the University of Delaware’s website:
“Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is an associate professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her first book, TOWARD A NEW RHETORIC OF DIFFERENCE, offers a theory of marking difference to understand how difference circulates and is taken up in everyday conversations and interactions. This theory is important for writing teachers and researchers who are interested in understanding how mundane, everyday interactions are consequential for broader cultural and institutional change. After its publication, it was awarded the “Advancement of Knowledge Award” from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.”
Second is Christina V. Cedillo’s “What Does It Mean to Move? Race, Disability, and Critical Embodiment Pedagogy.”
Via Dr. Cedillo’s professional profile on the University of Houston-Clear Lake website:
Christina Cedillo, Ph.D. is as an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with her doctorate in English, specializing in rhetoric and composition. Her research focuses on the role of embodiment in communication, particularly in relation to race, gender, and disability. She also examines how mainstream teaching practices affect students from minoritized populations to consider how we can make education more inclusive of people from all cultures. Dr. Cedillo is also the Lead Editor of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics.