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The Big Rhetorical Podcast (TBR) was conceptualized in the spring of 2018 at Illinois State University. This podcast is a digital platform for scholars of rhetoric and composition, as well as other disciplines, to talk about relevant scholarship within the field while engaging in a lively, academic dialogue. The Big Rhetorical Podcast is hosted by Charles Woods.
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Dr. Antonio Byrd is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches courses in professional and technical communication, multimodal composition, and Black/African American literacies and rhetoric. He uses qualitative research and critical race studies to understand how Black adults learn and use computer programming to address racial inequality in their lives. Byrd has served on the Conference on College Composition and Communication's (CCCCs) Social Justice at Convention Committee since its inception in 2018 and he will begin a three-year term on the CCCCs Executive Committee Fall 2021. His work has appeared in Literacy in Composition Studies and College Composition and Communication. He is the recipient of the 2021 Richard Braddock Award. Among other writings, Byrd is currently drafting his first book manuscript on Black adults learning coding literacy at a computer code bootcamp.
Episode 78 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast is another entry in our Emerging Scholar Series. Ashley M. Beardsley holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics with a concentration in poetry from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University) and a certificate in publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute (University of Denver). She is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Oklahoma where her research focuses on food and cookbooks as multimodal, collaboratively written community texts; digital and community literacy; the rhetoric of food; and feminist rhetoric. She also works as the Assistant Director of Technical Writing and Communication, teaches technical writing, and is an assistant editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Follow us @thebigrhet.
Episode 77: Kris Lotier

Episode 77: Kris Lotier

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Episode 76 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Kris Lotier, Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he teaches courses on professional communication, rhetorical theory, digital culture, and first-year writing. He recently published the book Postprocess Postmortem with the Perspectives on Writing series from the WAC Clearinghouse; it’s available for free online now. He has also published articles in College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, and Enculturation. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Penn State and bachelor's degrees in English and Marketing from the University of South Carolina. A fourteenth-generation Pennsylvanian, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Episode 76 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features an interview with Dr. Martin Camper is associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, argument, and style. He is also director of Loyola’s Center for the Humanities, which supports humanities initiatives that benefit faculty, students, and the broader community. His book, Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation, published by Oxford University Press, offers a rhetorical method for examining how people use argument to construct the meaning of texts. Research for his current book project, tentatively titled How the Bible’s Meaning Changes: Argument and Controversy in the Christian Church, has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. Visit The Big Rhetorical Podcast website www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com and follow us on Twitter @thebigrhet.
Episode 75 features an interview with Morgan Banville as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series.Morgan Banville (she/her) is a native of Dartmouth, MA, and is a 2018 and 2019 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2018, she graduated as a Massachusetts Commonwealth Scholar and summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Criticism, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication. She immediately pursued her Master of Arts in Teaching, graduating in 2019 with her license to teach secondary education (grades 5-12). As a third-year PhD student, her research interests include the intersection of technical communication and privacy/surveillance studies, often informed by feminist methodologies. She is currently the Graduate Co-Editor of The Peer Review journal, and recently published in the proceedings of the 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC ’21). You can find more information about The Big Rhetorical Podcast at www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
Episode 74 of The Big Rhetorical Podcast features a discussion with Abbie DeCamp, the winner of the inaugural The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Award. Abbie DeCamp is a PhD candidate in English, focusing on Writing and Rhetoric, at Northeastern University. She commits to justice, feminism, antiracism, and queerness in every aspect of her work. Her dissertation, “Queer Memes: Forms, Communities, Genres” traces queer memes as community-making practices that centralize humor, joy, and identity exploration. Her mixed-methods approach—which prioritizes community members’ voices through interviews—builds off her Computers and Composition article, “XM<LGBT/>: A Schema for Encoding Queer Identities in Qualitative Research.” Her teaching philosophy centers students as community writers to help them develop and transfer skills in new and meaningful ways, seamlessly weaving deep engagements with memes and other genres.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom concludes with an episode of The Big Rhetorical Podcast hosted by Charles Woods. This episode features a Keynote Interview with Renee Hobbs about her new book, Mind of Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age. Renee Hobbs is an internationally-recognized authority on media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher, advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world. She is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of In the Bin Podcast hosted by Steve Llano. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Creating Coalitional Gestures hosted by Iris Ruiz. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Rhetoric-O-Rama hosted by David R. Dewberry and Timothy McGee. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Writing Remix Podcast hosted by Dan Dissinger and Katie Robison. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of 10-Minute Tech Comm hosted by Ryan Weber. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Kairoticast hosted by M. Elizabeth Thorpe. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Defend & Publish Podcast hosted by Christine Tulley. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of Sleep In Cinema hosted by Gareth Jones and Craig Ceravolo. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom continues with an episode of May It Displease the Court hosted by Mary Whiteside. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
The 2021 TBR Podcast Carnival: Contending with Misinformation in the Community and in the Classroom kicks off with an episode of Pedagogue hosted by Shane Wood. Be sure to check out more carnival episodes from podcasts from around the world each day this week. For more information visit thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
The Season 4 Finale features Dr. Brian Gaines as a part of the Keystone Perspectives: A Capstone Podcast series. Brian Gaines is a designer, writer, and the Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he teaches a variety of Media and Professional and technical Writing courses, including Writing and Digital Media. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Brian graduated from Clemson University’s interdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) PhD program where he was the last graduate student of the “Bad Boy of Rhetoric,” Victor Vitanza. His research interests reside at the nexus of visual rhetoric, surveillance studies, détournement, and hauntology. His work has appeared in Textshop Experiments, Sweetland DRC, and Parlor Press, among others. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit our website thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com. 
Episode 71 features a discussion with Anna Zeemont as a part of The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholar Series. Anna Zeemont is a PhD candidate in English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center concentrating in Composition-Rhetoric and American Studies. She’s currently a Dissertation Fellow at the Gittell Urban Studies Collective, a fellow with CUNY’s New Media Lab, and a consultant at Baruch College’s Writing Center. Anna’sresearch draws on queer-feminist decolonial and abolitionist frameworks to interrogate the politics and movement of literacy across educational institutions and urban geographies. Other interests include multimodal pedagogies and rhetorics “critical university studies” archival methodologies and science and technology studies.For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
Episode 70 features Dr. Cara Marta Messina as a part of our Emerging Scholar Series. Dr. Cara Marta Messina recently received her PhD from Northeastern University English Department focusing on Writing & Rhetoric. Her digital dissertation, "The Critical Fan Toolkit: Fanfiction Genres, Ideologies, and Pedagogies," (http://www.criticalfantoolkit.org/) explores critical fanfiction writing practices, critical fan authors' processes, and their pedagogical values inside and outside traditional classrooms. She received the 2019 Kairos Graduate Student Teaching Award. Starting in Fall 2021, Cara will be an Assistant Professor of English, in Professional Writing, at Jacksonville State University. For more information on The Big Rhetorical Podcast visit www.thebigrhetoricalpodcast.weebly.com.
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