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Education: 
BS in Secondary Education, Idaho State University 2013
MA in English, Idaho State University 2017

Research Interests:
I am interested in religious rhetoric in a broad sense. More specifically, I study the ideas of historic "peace churches" such as Mennonites and The Society of Friends (Quakers). I also study religious intentionalism both within the peace church context and the larger American context.  

Contact:
eleah.b.anz-1@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Disability Studies; Working-Class Studies; Writing Program Administration, Enlightenment-Modern Rhetorical Theory

Publications:
 “Microcelebrity, Class, and Participatory Entitlement: The Cases of Jaclyn Hill and Jeffree Star.” The Power of Makeup: Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial, edited by Clare Douglass Little, Lexington Books, 2020

"Review of Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice," edited by Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett. Disability Studies Quarterly, vol, 41, no. 2, 2021; forthcoming.

“Supporting Neurodiverse Writing and Revision Processes in the Online Classroom.” Co-authored with Dr. Adam Hubrig. Better Practices: Experts Explain How They Teach Writing Online. Eds. Troy Hicks and Amy Cicchino. 2022; forthcoming 

“Writing with the Working Class: The Future of Public Rhetoric.” Co-authored with Kalyn Prince.  Composition & Rhetoric in Contentious Times. Eds. Rachel McCabe and Jennifer Juszkiewicz. 2022; forthcoming 

“Review of Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome,” by Alison Piepmeier with George Estreich and Rachel Adams. Disability Studies Quaterly, vol. 42, no. 2, 2022; forthcoming 

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Education:
B.A. English, Minor in Political Science. Cameron University (2018-2022) M.A. English. The University of Oklahoma (2022-2024)

Research Interests:
Middle Eastern politics, queer theory, and gender studies.

Publications:
"Does Islam Function as the Key Determinant of Iranian Foreign Policy?" Cameron University Undergraduate Research Journal of Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Spring 2021


Research Interests:
Native American and worldwide Indigenous literature; African American literature; creative nonfiction and poetry; literary publications; Kiowa language; Southern Plains Native American music 

Academic Publications:
Review of Traditions of the Caddo by George A. Dorsey. Mid-America Folklore, Vol. 27 Numbers 1-2, Spring/Fall 1999.  

“An Interview with Fritz Scholder.” American Indian Art Magazine. Vol. 34, Number 1, Winter 2008.  

Introductions to “Blind Fox and Two Girls” and “The Boy Who Turned into a Snake.” When Dream Bear Sings: Native Literatures of the Southern Plains. Gus Palmer, Jr., ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. 

Additional Publications
Indian Country Today, Native American Times, Oklahoma Gazette, OKC Business, Tribal College Journal, Wichita Tribal News 

Courtney Jacobs

Research Interests:
Post-1945 American literature; women's literature; narrative studies; affect theory; cognitive theory

Publications:
"Literary Genre and Emotional Experience: The After-Effects of Intergenerational Trauma in the Neo-Slave Narrative' of Toni Morrison's BelovedSPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature, vol. 38, Fall 2019. Written with Ronald Schleifer.

"Bullets and Barter:' The Force of Love Speech in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body." Critique: studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 59, no. 4, 2018.

Contact:
ccjacobs@ou.edu

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Education:
BA in English Language and Literature, Soongsil University 
MA in English Language and Literature, Modern English Literature, Korea University
Ph.D. Student in English Language and Literature, Modern English Literature, Korea University (2020-June 2022)
Ph.D. Student in English, University of Oklahoma (Aug 2022-)

Research Interests:
19th Century British Novel and Culture, Silence, Psychoanalysis, Literature and Medicine, Gender Studies, Disability Studies, Narrative Studies, and Woman Writers 

Publications:
“Silence as Blank in Charlotte Brontë's Villette.” The Journal of English Cultural Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2021, pp. 5-23. (Accredited by Korean Citation Index) (In English) August 2021

“The Individual, Society, and Unconsciousness in Wuthering Heights: Focusing on Carl Jung’s Theory.” The Journal of Modern British & American Language & Literature, vol. 39, no. 3, 2021, pp. 1-28. (Accredited by Korean Citation Index) (In Korean) August 2021

Contact:
hpkws@ou.edu

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Education:
MA, English, Brigham Young University; BA, English, Brigham Young University

Research interests:
Technical and professional writing, cultural rhetorics, pedagogy

Contact info:
clarissa.m.mcintire-1@ou.edu


Education: 
Bachelor's Degree: East Central University, English Education
Master's Degree: University of Central Oklahoma, Rhetoric and Composition

Contact:
Sarah.A.Moore-1@ou.edu

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Research Interests:
19th Century British Literature; Women Writers of the late Romantic and early Victorian Periods; Women's and Gender Studies; Feminist and New Historicist theories and criticism 

Contact: 
elisabeth.a.murphy-1@ou.edu

Jake Witt

Education:
B.A. English cum laude Stephen F. Austin State University 2020
M.A. English The University of Oklahoma 2022

Research interests: 
Masculinity Studies; Native American Literature; African American Literature; Folklore and Mythology Studies.

Contact:
Jacob.Witt-1@ou.edu


Haley Reed (she/her/hers)

Education:
BA in English from Lyon College (2020)
MA in English from The State University of New York at Buffalo (2022)

Research Interests:
Modernisms, 20th Century American Literature, feminist theory, queer theory, film studies

Contact:
haley.n.reed-1@ou.edu

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Jessica Lauren Rennie (she/her/hers)

Education:
BA English Literature from Southeast Missouri State University 
MA English Literature Studies from Southeast Missouri State University 

Jessica Lauren Rennie graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Master of Arts in English Literature Studies in 2020. Her research interests include the intersections of language and power dynamics and feminist theory. She wrote her thesis on the reclamation of power through language and kinship among women in Toni Morrison's fiction. 

Publication: Rennie, Jessica L. Unspeakable Things Finally Spoken: An Examination of Reclamation of Power Through Language in Toni Morrison's Fiction, Southeast Missouri State University, Ann Arbor, 2022. (Master's Thesis)

Contact:
jessica.l.rennie-1@ou.edu


Education: 
BA in English, minor in Music, East Central University. 

Research Interests:
French and Russian literature/language, post-modern/existentialist theory, mimetic critical theory

Publications:
“Separate Lives: Social Dynamic within Chekhov’s Ivanov.” CARTA Research Journal, Seeds of Hope Publishers, 2020.

“Assemble a Symbol.” Originals 2020, Mercury Press, 2020.

“Grace Clasped Hands.” Originals 2019, Mercury Press, 2019.

“Day One at Lolla.” Originals 2018, Mercury Press, 2018.

“Midmorning Son.” Originals 2018, Mercury Press, 2018

Contact:
 Avery.J.Stevens-1@ou.edu


Research Interests:
Native American Literature; Indigenous Rhetoric; Semiotics of the Native Image

Kristen Wheaton

Education:
BA Global Studies, University of Nebraska Lincoln. 2016
MA English, Idaho State University. 2020
TESOL Certification, Idaho State University. 2020

Research Interests:
The rhetorics of political performance, body, identity and ethos; feminist, queer, critical race theories; figurations of authority and personhood; rhetorical pedagogy

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Education:
BA in English from McMurry University 
MA in English from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 

Research Interests:
I am interested in trauma rhetoric specifically concerning the traumatic events of 9/11 and the covid-19 pandemic. My research focuses on the nuanced variations between a collective trauma versus personal and how the field of rhetoric can help with narrative therapy in healing after such events. The goal I have is to help communities and the FYC classroom better understand and heal from specific traumatic events. 

Contact:
Kelsey.l.willems-1@ou.edu