Scholarship


I position myself as a rhetorical theorist. My current scholarship focuses on the body’s rhetorical significance in relation to time. In my dissertation, I explore Kenneth Burke’s consubstantiality and relate it to Bergson’s idea of duration (durée). Intertwining performance and rhetorical theories, I propose a model that emphasizes the role of the body in the rhetorical urge toward consubstantiality. My theory can be applied in the composition classroom as well as in a writing center setting. Based on this theoretical framework, I develop a pedagogy that employs the body and its movement to enhance the rhetorical possibilities of students and help them develop critical consciousness over time.


Work in Progress

Rhetorical Alterations: Critical Cultural Performance. Dissertation.

Translation as a Rhetoric of Love. CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (SWR) Series. Proposed edited volume.

Encylcopedia Entries

“Czech Short Fiction.” Critical Survey of Short Fiction. 4th ed. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2012.

“Everything Is Illuminated.” Masterplots. 3rd ed. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

“In a Free State.” Masterplots. 3rd ed. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

“Identification Assimilation.” Encyclopedia of American Immigration. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

“Television and Radio Broadcasting for Immigrant Communities.” Encyclopedia of American Immigration. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

“Turkish Immigrants.” Encyclopedia of American Immigration. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010.

Presentations                          

“The Translator’s Role in Preserving the Original Sound in the Target Language.” Performing Idiomatic Surgery, Implementing Props of Cultural References, and Securing the Platform of Locale. ALTA41:  Performance, Props, and Platforms. November 2018, Bloomington, Indiana.

“Compressed Spatiotemporal Perceptions in the Digital Age and Their Influence on Our Understanding of History.” International Conference in English Studies: The Politics of Space and the Humanities. December 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece.

“Performance for Transformation in Constructing a Writer’s Identity.” Pacific Rim Conference in English Studies 2017: Moving Bodies, Moving Ideologies. April 2017, Anchorage, Alaska.

“Czech Dream, West German Spectacle, and the NYC Balkan Village: East European Forms of Culture Jamming in the Post-Communist Years.” PCA/ACA National Conference. March 2016, Seattle, Washington.

“East European Forms of Culture Jamming in the Post-Communist Years: A Cultural Studies Approach to Exploring Equity, Immigration, and Identity in Film.” 12th Annual International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, February 2016, Airway Heights, Washington.                  

Chair. “Creating, Implementing, and Assessing Intercultural Certificate Programs.” Bi-Regional NAFSA Conference, November 2014, Portland, Oregon.

“Contrastive Rhetoric Strategies.” ASSU Writing Center Conference, February 2008, Savannah, Georgia.

“’You Can’t Go Home Again. Why? Because You Are Home:’ Identity Construction in the Urban Environment of Iva Pekárková’s  Gimme the Money.” Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, April 2008, Denver, Colorado.

Writing Workshops and Invited Presentations

WSU Professional Development Initiative: Writer’s Block and Writing Strategies, 2019

WSU Professional Development Initiative: Writing Lock-Ins for Graduate Writers, 2019

WSU WAC Presentations on Plagiarism and Paraphrasing, 2018-2019

Workshop on Paragraphs for ESL Writers, WSU Latin American and Iberian Graduate Student Organization, 2018

WSU Professional Development Initiative: Critical Reading Strategies, 2018

WSU Professional Development Initiative: How to Set Your Writing Goals, 2018

WSU Professional Development Initiative: On Methods and Results, 2018

WSU Professional Development Initiative: On Discussion and Conclusion, 2018

WSU Professional Development Initiative: How to Write a Good Abstract, 2017

WSU Professional Development Initiative: How to Write a Good Introduction, 2017

WSU Food Engineering Graduate Club Presentation: On Abstracts, 2016