A SPACE OF MY OWN.
"Making a place feel like home, or becoming at home in a space, is for me about being mutable. I think fondly of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. How important it is, especially for women, to claim that space, to take up that space through what one does with one's body. And so when I am at my table, I am also claiming that space, I am becoming a writer by taking up that space." Sara Ahmed
I am an associate professor of English and director of composition at the University of Southern Mississippi. I teach the graduate-level theory and pedagogy course, as well as first-year to senior-level composition courses. My research interests include legal discourse analysis, basic writing pedagogies, social and cognitive linguistics in literacy politics, and the ways space and locale can influence writers, their identities, and their texts. I have published in College English, Pedagogy, and College Composition and Communication, and I am currently working on two large-scale research projects focused on students, instructors, and assessment.