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RSA 2016 (Atlanta): Abstract, Presentation, and Bibliography

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Title: The Politics of Transparency and the Visual Rhetoric of Counter-Surveillance on PhotographyisNotaCrime.com Abstract:  Human communication is currently embedded in contexts of oceanic proportions of data, state-sponsored surveillance, dataveillance, and citizen-spy information warfare.  Thus, “big brother” and “big data” should be… Continue Reading

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CCCC 2016: Does Black Twitter Exist? The Technological Politics of Researching Race and Social Media

Does Black Twitter Exist?   The Technological Politics of Researching and Writing about Race and Social Media Composed by:  Dr. Alexandria Lockett Presented at:  CCCC 2016 (Houston, TX) Abstract:  Although “Black Twitter” has been acknowledged by some mainstream media outlets,… Continue Reading

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Spring Syllabi and Style: Some Reflections about Critical Thinking and Writing

This semester I am teaching the following courses: English 193: Honors Composition  |  Homework Schedule English 300: Art of Writing  |  Homework Schedule English 384a: Rhetoric of Advertising  |  Homework Schedule One of the most interesting aspects of this set… Continue Reading

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Composing Self in a Surveillance Culture (SAMLA 2015)

Earlier today, I presented the talk “Compositing Self in a Surveillance Culture:  Reminiscences and Notes on Teaching Personal Branding in College Writing Courses.”   The following artifacts and resources were alluded to or directly cited during the presentation. Interactive Syllabus… Continue Reading

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Off Center: Reflections of a Black Feminist Tutor (IWCA Talk, Pittsburgh)

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Introduction This weekend, I attended my first-ever International Writing Center Association conference in Pittsburgh at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. While I met some vibrant individuals doing amazing work in Writing Center Studies and Writing Program Administration, and I deeply appreciated… Continue Reading

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The Dolezal Files Part II: Blaming Black Women in Academia

Call:  A recent PhD publishes an op-ed in the LA Times about why academics should “blame themselves” for Rachel Dolezal’s fraud.  The author leaks his disdain for black women, claiming that, “The notion of black people generally and black women… Continue Reading

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Education as an Enterprise and the Crisis of Expertise: The Case of TechChange

A few days ago, I decided to request to join a bunch of “closed” Facebook groups about various topics about emerging technologies to network and keep up with the various ways in which people are discussing these subjects.  One group was… Continue Reading