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MemberEmily O'Brien

I’m a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in English Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies from Miami University, and am currently employed as a Teaching Assistant in Miami University’s English Department, teaching composition and rhetoric. I’m also an experienced freelance writer in creative nonfiction and literary journalism, focusing on women’s issues, especially reproductive justice, with work published in Salon and Rewire News. I hope to pursue my PhD after completing my M.A. degree in the spring of 2018.

MemberBrianna Grantham, PhD

After living on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands for five years, Brianna relocated to the Pacific Northwest in February 2015. In the spirit of civilization and maturity, Brianna then rejoined the corporate world as a proposal and marketing writer for a technology solutions company until late 2015. She left the corporate world after realizing it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, focusing her time and energy on completing her doctoral work and relaunching her business. Brianna graduated with her PhD in Creative Writing in July 2017. She currently offers writing, editing, and marketing services through her marketing and communications consulting company, BJG Consulting, LLC full-time. Brianna also reads and reviews books for new and established authors. She typically specializes in Young Adult (YA) fiction, science fiction, fantasy, female-centric and feminist literature, family themes, and academic pieces, but is open to all queries. Brianna’s research interests include feminist theory in literature, teaching Standard English composition to English-dialect speakers, bridging culture gaps between texts and students, bridging the communication divide between professors and students, teaching composition using novels, and effective pedagogy for teaching English composition.

MemberPaula Loscocco

Paula Loscocco writes mostly about John Milton and early women writers. She teaches courses in early modern and eighteenth-century literature, classical and biblical traditions, composition, and English teaching and careers. Her current research explores the writing life in Milton, Katherine Philips, Phillis Wheatley and Mary Montagu.

MemberRyan Skinnell

I am an Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in the Department of English at San José State University, where I teach writing and rhetoric courses at all levels. As an Assistant Writing Program Administrator, I administer teaching associate hiring and training, program development and assessment, and faculty development. My research focuses on political rhetoric and public discourse, especially as it relates to authoritarianism, demagoguery, and extremism. I have related interests in histories of rhetoric and composition, institutional rhetorics, bureaucracy, historiography, and archival theories & methods. I have written, edited, or co-edited six books, including Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes (2016) and Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump (2018). My scholarship also appears in numerous academic journals, book collections, and popular press outlets.