I'm a PhD candidate studying multimodal writing and rhetoric. My research focuses on the ways writing moves "across" — media, borders, disciplines, and languages. This course emphasizes some of these concerns as we collaborate with partners in Mexico to create digital compositions that support migrant issues.
My own interest in these crossing points comes from the ways I've seen communication cut across boundaries my whole life. I was born in Mexico, where my parents lived for five years. Today, my father works in immigration law, using language to help people cross legal barriers so that they can live and work in the United States. My mother is an interpreter, literally moving meaning across languages. As for me, I studied art and music before I concentrated on writing, and I am fascinated by the ways that language transforms and is transformed by the other media it crosses and comes in contact with.
I love to teach and I love having the opportunity to learn from students. I'm so looking forward to spending this semester with you, writing and learning together!
Office: Austin 151
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30, and by appointment