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Education:
MA, Native American Studies. University of Oklahoma, 2014
MA, English. University of Oklahoma, 2017

Biography:
Kelli primarily focuses on race and ethnicity in literature and film, while also exploring concepts of place and agency in Indigenous and other ethnic literatures. She is currently looking at ideas of resistance in film and television and exploring the ways resistance impacts the communities about whom they are created and the viewers of such films and shows.

Publications: 
“Native Americans and Television” Race in American Television: Voices and Visionsthat Shaped a Nation. ed. David Leonard, Stephanie Troutman, and Anne Thompson. California: ABC-CLIO. 2019. Print.

“Police, Detective, and Crime Dramas” Race in American Television: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation. ed. David Leonard, Stephanie Troutman, and Anne Thompson. California: ABC-CLIO.  2019. Print.

“A Review of Carolyn Dunn’s The Stains of Burden and Dumb Luck” TransmotionFall 2018. 

Agate Songs on the Path of Red Cedarby Duane Niatum,” Raven’s Chronicle Vol. 20 Summer issue: 2015.


Education:
B.A. and M.A. at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia
Ph.D. at The University of Tulsa

During her time at TU, Melissa worked as a graduate assistant in the English Department and in the department of Special Collections in McFarlin Library; she was also a member of the editorial staff of the journal Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. Melissa has served as co-chair of the Graduate Student Caucus for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) and is co-founder of the Junior Scholars’ Caucus for the Society of Early Americanists (SEA). In additions, she recently completed a one-year postdoctoral appointment teaching Freshman Composition and American literature courses at TU.

In 2014, Melissa received the Bellwether Fellowship to complete her dissertation, “Reluctant Adventurers: The Risky Business of Female Travel in Stories by Anglophone Women, 1767-1830.” Her research concerns women’s transnational mobility within the early Atlantic world and offers a new context for thinking about the ways in which texts centered on female mobility participate in reorienting women as adventurers in their own right. Currently, she is at work on an essay for a collected volume on trauma in early American literature wherein she explores the interconnectedness between trauma that results from exile, embedded social and cultural values of geographical environments, and the reconstitution of home as they merge within imagined early British Atlantic landscapes.

Contact:
Office: Cate 2
Email: melissa-antonucci@ou.edu


Education:
M.A. Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma

My name is Antoinette Bridgers. I’m a proud citizen of the Comanche tribe with a BA in English from Oklahoma State University and an MA in Native American studies with a focus on representation and literature from the University of Oklahoma. Currently I enjoy being an adjunct instructor for FYC. 

Publications: 
“She is Music” in Red Ink, volume 18.2 (poetry) 


Education:
M.A., New York University; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Jennifer Chancellor joins the First-Year Composition program at OU from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she recently completed her Ph.D. in English. Her current research examines the relationship between shifting notions of masculinity and the exploding promotions industries in mid-twentieth-century America through the writings of four novelists who worked in advertising and public relations during the 1950s and early 1960s. While working on her dissertation, she held a fellowship from the Leon Levy Center for Biography and taught Composition and Literature courses at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Before that she served as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Bronx Community College, where she co-edited a series of Resource Books designed to help faculty in all disciplines use writing more effectively in their own courses.

Research/Teaching Interests: 
The post-1945 American novel, masculinity studies, cultural/media studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, multimodal composition, and writing pedagogy.

Publications:
Chancellor, Jennifer, and Svetlana Jović, eds. Writing Across the Curriculum Resource 

Book: Humanities Edition. 2nd ed., Bronx Community College, 2015. <http://tinyurl.com/WAC-Resource-Humanities>

Chancellor, Jennifer, and Svetlana Jović, eds. Writing Across the Curriculum Resource 

Book: Social Sciences Edition. 2nd ed., Bronx Community College, 2015.             <http://tinyurl.com/WAC-Resource-Social>

Contact: 
Office: Cate 2, 210
Email: jennifer.chancellor@ou.edu


Education: 
MA from Loyola Marymount University and a Ph.D. in Literary Theory from Purdue University

Her research interests intersect between Jewish Studies, Early Modern Literature, and Mimetic theory.  Her latest project focuses on scapegoating and the ability to map those occurrences through literature. This concept first came to fruition in her dissertation, The Lesser of Two Evils: The Misidentification of the Jew in Elizabethan Literature. She loves her research and passion is a great motivator. This is the same idea she tries to convey to her students – study what they love and enjoy every second of it.

Contact:
Email: kfeiner1@ou.edu 

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Education:
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture from Michigan Technological University

Biography:
Silke has experience in teaching first-year composition, technical communication, developmental writing, ESL, and German. Her current research interests focus on food ethics and projects in pedagogy. Since 2020, Silke has been organizing the StreetKnits maker space, a service learning project for undergraduate students and a humanitarian knitting charity for everybody interested in creating knitwear for the homeless.

Website:
https://animaliq.org/


Education:
M.A., University College Dublin; M.A.T., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

David Kelly's dissertation research examines the intersection of two themes: cultural appropriation and the re-imagination of Northern Irish identity in the works of three contemporary poets writing during and after the Troubles (1968-1998). This comparative study traces how each of the writers, Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, and Sinead Morrissey, constructs a distinctive postnational space for envisioning Northern Irish identity through incorporation of Japanese religio-aesthetic elements in their verse. Collectively, their works help shift the focus from a national to a postnational identity that enables both a regional and a transnational notion of Northern Irish identity to coexist.

Research Interests:
Twentieth-century American literature; twentieth-century British and Irish literature; rhetoric and composition.

Teaching Interests:
Literary perspectives on the modern world; analytical writing; first-year composition.

Most Recent Project:
Collaborated with Ronda Leathers Dively on developing exercises for an instructor's manual supporting her textbook, Invention and Craft A Guide to College Writing.

Contact:
Office: Cate 2, Room 212
Email: David.Kelly-1@ou.edu


Education:
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Amanda Klinger specializes in literature of the Romantic period with a broader interest in British literature of the long 18th and 19th centuries. She particularly studies representations of urban life, consumer culture, empire, and cultures of sensibility. Amanda is currently working on a book that considers connections between urban walking, spectacle, and nervous sensibility in early nineteenth-century London, examining the works of William Wordsworth, William Blake, Thomas De Quincey, Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Mary Robinson, and Frances Burney. She is also working with other FYC staff on a book about FYC's curriculum.

Amanda teaches Principles of Composition I and II, Writing for the Health Professions, and Technical Writing for the First-Year Composition department. She also serves as the Associate Director of First-Year Composition.

Publication: “The Violence of Enlightenment in William Blake’s Visions of the Daughters of Albion,” Nineteenth Century Studies, Volume 28, 2018.


Education:
PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

Jordan Lavender-Smith received his PhD in English and Certificate in Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2016. His research interests include narrative theory, critical digital studies, surveillance studies, and film. Jordan hopes to provide support and enthusiasm for all of his students’ work.

Publications:
 “Are You Watching Closely?: Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film, by Seth Friedman.” Book Review. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, no. 18. 2019.

“‘It’s Not Unknown’: The Loose- and Dead-End Afterlives of Battlestar Galactica and Lost” in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming, Ed. Melissa Ames, University Press of Mississippi, 2012, 56-68. 2012.

“Networking Families: Battlestar Galactica and the Values of ‘Quality.’” FlowTV. 11.3. 2009.

“Irony Inc.: Parodic-Doc Horror and The Blair Witch Project.” Scope: An Online Journal of Film & TV Studies, Issue 15. 2009

Contact:
Office: Cate 2, Room 220
Email: jlavendersmith@ou.edu


Education:
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Jason Lubinski received his M.A. in English from the University of Toledo and is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. Jason specializes in Medieval literature. The primary focus of his dissertation investigates how medieval authors, like Chaucer, understood and represented compositions of gender characteristics in their literary works. 

Contact:
Office: Cate 2, 214
Email: jason.d.lubinski-1@ou.edu

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Education:
M.A. Loyola Marymount University(English) and the City University of London, UK (international journalism); Ph.D. in fiction writing and literature from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.

For over 15 years, he has worked as a freelance sports journalist writing articles on European soccer, boxing, mixed martial arts and fitness. His short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, and he is currently at work on a novel. Eddie also specializes in American ethnic literature and recently published an article on Richard Wright and hip hop in the Journal of Black Studies.

Contact:
Office: Cate 2, Room 212
Email: eddie.malone@ou.edu


Education:
M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2010

Annemarie Mulkey’s background is in queer rhetoric and how “texts” are queered to challenge heteronormativity in popular culture. Her current research interests center on game design and using gaming as a framework for curricula that encourages students to seek out and participate in social change through gaming and design thinking. Additionally, she has a background in student and academic support services, so her research also includes current practices of incorporating learning strategies and healthy time management habits into the writing process. 

Contact: 
Office: Cate 2, Room 214
Email:  annemarie.mulkey@ou.edu

Research and Teaching Interests: 
Writing in the disciplines, Critical pedagogy, Visual rhetoric, Game theory, Popular culture, and Queer theory.


Education:
M.A., Texas State University

An army brat throughout her childhood, Cheyenne recently returned to her hometown to teach First-Year Composition here at OU. She finished her bachelor’s in English Education at Appalachian State University and moved to Texas that summer to pursue a master’s in English, Rhetoric and Composition at Texas State University.

She’s particularly interested in student-centered teaching pedagogies and the needs of minority and first-generation students. Her thesis, “We Want-um Your Wampum!”: Colonizing, Appropriating, and Reconstructing Native American Identities Through Popular Culture, focused on using Tribal Critical Race Theory as a lens to deconstruct representations of Native Americans in popular culture and the connection between such constructed identities and the writing classroom. Originally studying to be a high school English teacher, Cheyenne has found that the heart of her interests still lies in direct pedagogy and student interaction. Plainly said: She enjoys being in the classroom.

Contact:
Office: Cate 2, Room 216
Email: Riggs@ou.edu


Education:
M.A., University of Oklahoma, 2009

During her Master’s studies, Katie Shearer focused on Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy, as well as literary theory. In addition to teaching freshman composition, technical writing in the geological sciences, and an authorship course through OU’s integrity programs, Katie has also created several intersession courses that brought together posthumanist theory with pop culture. For example, she created courses that examined capitalism, consumption, and contagion as portrayed in zombie films, and she developed a course that used sci-fi cyborgs and androids to explore posthuman theory and human existentialism.

 


Education
PhD, University of Oklahoma
MA, University of Colorado
BA, Haverford College

Professor Snyder enjoys helping students become better writers, readers, and critical thinkers. His book John Joseph Mathews: Life of an Osage Writer was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in hardcover (2017) and in paperback (2018). An Oklahoma bestseller for several weeks according to The Oklahoman, the biography earned praise from the Times Literary Supplement of London, the Indigenous Studies journal Transmotion, and was nominated for an Oklahoma Book Award in nonfiction. He has published many articles of literary and cultural criticism in peer-reviewed academic journals and three book collections. His scholarship has focused on Mathews, Ojibwe author and critic Gerald Vizenor, and Choctaw author LeAnne Howe, along with non-Native gay authors such as Tennessee Williams and James Leo Herlihy. Snyder has completed a second Mathews book manuscript, which is under review, and is writing the life of James Purdy, a fascinating, wildly underappreciated gay American author from Ohio who lived and wrote in Brooklyn Heights for nearly fifty years. Snyder’s poetry has appeared in several literary magazines and the book Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing (Mongrel Empire Press).  

Selected Publications
Book
John Joseph Mathews: Life of an Osage Writer
. Foreword by Russ Tall Chief. Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

Book Chapters
“‘Compassion is learned’: Of Squirrels and Men in the Poetry and Prose of Vizenor.” The Poetry and Poetics of Gerald Vizenor, edited by Deborah Madsen, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012, pp. 164-83.

“Elvis Presley as Indian in Film and Life.” American Indians and American Popular Culture, vol. 1, edited by Elizabeth Laney Hoffman, Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2012, pp. 55-68.

“Gerald’s Game: Radical Singularity and Postmodern Subjectivity in Vizenor’s Ojibwe Memoir.” Gerald Vizenor: Texts and Contexts, edited by Deborah Madsen and Robert Lee, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011, pp. 46-66.

“From Orion to the Postindian: Vizenor’s Movement toward Postmodern Theory.” Across Cultures/Across Borders: Canadian Aboriginal and Native American Literatures, edited by Paul DePasquale, Renate Eigenbrod, and Emma LaRocque, Petersborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2010. 217-27.s

Articles
“Becoming James Purdy: The ‘New’ Stories in The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy.” MidAmerica, the yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, vol. XLIV, 2017, pp. 111-130.

“Blown Away: Paul B. Sears and Oklahoma.” New Plains Review, fall 2015, pp. 89-92.

“Imagine Lennon as Choctaw Code-Talker: Indigenized Beatles in Howe’s Miko Kings.” NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, no. 2, fall 2014, pp. 89-104.

“‘Original Stock’ in America”: James Purdy’s Native American Desire in Eustace Chisholm and the Works.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 52, no. 2, 2011, pp. 176-97.

“Friends of the Osages: John Joseph Mathews’ Wah’Kon-Tah and Osage-Quaker Cross-Cultural Collaboration.” Chronicles of Oklahoma, vol. 88, no. 2, winter 2010-11, pp. 138-144.

“James Leo Herlihy and Key West.” Littoral: The Journal of the Key West Literary Seminar. April 2010, www.kwls.org/key-wests-life-of letters/james_leo_herlihythe_midnight/, 1,348 words.  

 “‘He certainly didn’t want anyone to know that he was queer’: Chal Windzer’s Sexuality in John Joseph Mathews’ Sundown.” SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 20, no. 1, 2008, pp. 27-54.

“Crises of Masculinity: Homosocial Desire and Homosexual Panic in the Critical Cold War Narratives of Mailer and Coover.”  Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 48, no. 3, spring 2007, pp. 250-277.

“Premonitions of the Postmodern: Aldous Huxley’s After Many a Summer Dies the Swan and Los Angeles in the Thirties.” Huxley Annual, vol. 5, 2005, pp. 167-92.

Refernce Works
“Gerald Vizenor.” Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, vol. 2, edited by Michael Ryan, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 886-88.

“Robert Coover.” The Literary Encyclopedia, edited by Christopher Hugh Gair, vol. 3.2.4: Postwar and Contemporary Writing and Culture of the United States, 1945-present, 2010, www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1011, 2,516 words.

Book Reviews
Monahsetah, Resistance and Other Markings on Turtle’s Back
by Maurice Kenny. Dawnland Voices 2.0: Indigenous Writing from New England and the Northeast, issue 5, March 2018, dawnlandvoices.org/michael-snyder-issue-5/, 2,144 words

Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen. SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 24, no. 4, winter 2012, pp. 99-103.

In the Bear’s House by N. Scott Momaday. American Indian Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 4, fall 2011, pp. 617-619.

Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance, by Gerald Vizenor. Great Plains Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 4, fall 2010, p. 320.

Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family, and Memory in the Postmodern West, by Norman K. Denzin. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2010.

X-Indian Chronicles, the Book of Mausape, by Thomas M. Yeahpau. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, 2007, pp. 251-54.

The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative, by Thomas King. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 4, 2005, pp. 170-72.

Contact
Office: Cate Two, room 215
Email: msnyder@ou.edu


Education:
PhD, University of Louisville, 2016

Stephanie Weaver specializes in public rhetoric in digital spaces. Her dissertation, The Available Means of Imagination: Personal Narrative, Public Rhetoric, and Circulation, focuses on how personal narratives travel in digital spaces to become part of the larger social and political debates regarding issues like mental health care and rape culture. Her current book project examines the event known as #GamerGate as a microverse of contemporary public rhetoric trends. In conjunction with her research interests, Stephanie is invested in preparing students to engage in public and political life by providing them with a rhetorical tool kit for understanding and analyzing social issues and for composing their own entries into these debates.

Contact: 
Office: Cate 2, 210
Email: stephanie.d.weaver@ou.edu

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Education
MA, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests and Biography
Rance Weryackwe’s research interests are Race, Rhetoric, and Representation; American Indian rhetorics and composition; and Cultural Rhetorics. He is a tribal member of the Comanche Nation. Having begun his post-secondary education at Haskell Indian Nations University, Mr. Weryackwe received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Native American Studies (NAS) at the University of Oklahoma and worked as a teaching assistant and an instructor for NAS's Introduction to Native American Studies while pursuing his graduate degree. He is actively involved in ceremonial, social, cultural, and political matters that affect Comanche tribal members and other communities throughout Oklahoma and Indian Country. His thesis research focused on recovering Indigenous aspects of OU through a place-based study, examining the Native history of the land as well the effects of race relations on Indians’ higher educational experiences in this space.

Since then, Mr. Weryackwe worked both as an adjunct instructor for OU’s English Department and as a Media Production Assistant for the First Americans Museum of Oklahoma (FAM) in downtown Oklahoma City prior to joining OU’s FYC team as an Assistant Teaching Professor. His writing appears throughout the museum, having been a part of the curatorial team which included working on numerous media projects and exhibits, including directing short-films and media interactive games, building maps, databases, timelines, and educational programs and tools, along with interior designs and the overall aesthetics within the museum. This work involved doing both primary (field) and secondary research as well as organizing data for projects across a range of media, creating structure and visual design for interactive games, and extensive writing of exhibit labels and extended labels as well as media content/storylines. While working on these projects, he was personally responsible for consulting with tribal nations, tribal members, and tribal historians to mediate between them and production crews and media design firms while coordinating and directing the productions.

Mr. Weryackwe has also produced a couple short-films as a co-founder of NDN Image Productions and worked as a featured background actor playing a Comanche on the AMC television series The Son.

Publications:
Article in Native Max Magazine and on Native News Network, “Savages, Settlers, and Slaves: Red, White, and Black: Symbolism of Oklahoma Sooner Football and the University of Oklahoma”

Contact:
Office: Cate Center 2, 215 Email: rance@ou.edu

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Education 
M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy, University of Oklahoma, 2017

Education and Research Interests:
Kasey Woody received her M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy. Her research interests include feminist rhetorics, postmodern and feminist writing program administration, rhetorical theory, and composition studies. Her area of focus is currently housed within first-year composition, a place she believes the field’s theories come into contact with a diverse student body. She is a co-author of the OU FYC curriculum, called the Oklahoma Model, and was a major contributor to the notion of “slow argument” that guides the curricular goals and writing and research processes.

Publication:
“Re-Engaging Rhetorical Education through Procedural Feminism: Designing First-Year Writing Curricula That Listen” College Composition and Communication; Urbana Vol. 71, Iss. 3, (Feb 2020): 481-507.