I am an Assistant Professor of Writing at York University. My research and teaching focus on digital rhetoric, feminist rhetoric, and 21st century literacies.
My current book project, Weird Code: Gender and Programming Languages, investigates “weird” or “esoteric” programming languages to explore how rhetorical constructions of the digital as disembodied, unfeeling, and ephemeral are co-constitutive with real, material power asymmetries. Case studies from this project have appeared in Rhetoric Review and Feminist Media Studies.
My central pedagogical goal is to teach for the demands of 21st century literacies. All of my classes, whether in person or online, engage students in analyzing, creating, and even breaking digital forms, and my teaching has been recognized by departmental and college-wide awards for Innovation in Teaching.
I am currently teaching Writing 3200: Special Topics (Coding and Writing) and Writing 4001: Digital Authoring Practicum.