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African American Language, Black Women, & the Teaching of Writing

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African American Language, Black Women, & the Teaching of Writing

College of Arts and Humanities | English Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dr. Brittany Hull (Stanford University) in conversation with Dr. Temptaous Mckoy (Bowie State University) about Hull’s scholarship on the use of African American Language by Black women who are teaching writing.

Q&A moderated by Cecilia D. Shelton.

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).
Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Petrou Lecture Series, The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School, and the Language, Writing, and Rhetoric Events Series.
 
Bios
 
Dr. Brittany S. Hull is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers Black women’s language and Black girl literacies. She holds a PhD in Composition & Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hull is a 2017 CCCC Chair’s Memorial Scholar, and a recipient of the 2018 CCCC Scholars for the Dream award. Currently, her research examines the scholarly identity development of Black language speaking Black women teachers of English as they enter and navigate academia (specifically, the field of comp/rhet). With a teaching commitment to honoring Black language and helping students bring more of their whole selves to their writing, Dr. Hull is currently a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University.
 
Dr. Temptaous Mckoy, from Spring Lake, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Technical and Professional Communication, as well as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies at Bowie State University. Her research focuses on redefining the field of TPC and challenging it to be more inclusive of the (in)formal communicative and learning practices as found in Black communities, such as HBCUs. She is an HBCU alum (Elizabeth City State Univ.) and also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She obtained her BA in English from Elizabeth City State University ('13); her MA in Professional Communication and Leadership ('15) from Armstrong State University (Now GA Southern at Armstrong); and her PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University ('19). Recently, she served as chair of the CCCCs Black Technical and Professional Communication Task Force. Finally, she is the Associate Editor of the Peitho Journal, where she aims to prioritize new titles for review that are published by historically marginalized scholars to leverage Peitho’s platform to take tangible steps toward a more inclusive field of scholarship in the feminist history of rhetoric and composition. Specifically, she believes book reviews can amplify the contributions of historically marginalized scholars in important and impactful ways.
 
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Dr. Brittany Hull (Stanford University) in conversation with Dr. Temptaous Mckoy (Bowie State University) about Hull’s scholarship on the use of African American Language by Black women who are teaching writing.

Q&A moderated by Cecilia D. Shelton.

For more information contact: Tita Chico (tchico@umd.edu).
Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Petrou Lecture Series, The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School, and the Language, Writing, and Rhetoric Events Series.
 
Bios
 
Dr. Brittany S. Hull is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers Black women’s language and Black girl literacies. She holds a PhD in Composition & Applied Linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hull is a 2017 CCCC Chair’s Memorial Scholar, and a recipient of the 2018 CCCC Scholars for the Dream award. Currently, her research examines the scholarly identity development of Black language speaking Black women teachers of English as they enter and navigate academia (specifically, the field of comp/rhet). With a teaching commitment to honoring Black language and helping students bring more of their whole selves to their writing, Dr. Hull is currently a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University.
 
Dr. Temptaous Mckoy, from Spring Lake, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Technical and Professional Communication, as well as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies at Bowie State University. Her research focuses on redefining the field of TPC and challenging it to be more inclusive of the (in)formal communicative and learning practices as found in Black communities, such as HBCUs. She is an HBCU alum (Elizabeth City State Univ.) and also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She obtained her BA in English from Elizabeth City State University ('13); her MA in Professional Communication and Leadership ('15) from Armstrong State University (Now GA Southern at Armstrong); and her PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University ('19). Recently, she served as chair of the CCCCs Black Technical and Professional Communication Task Force. Finally, she is the Associate Editor of the Peitho Journal, where she aims to prioritize new titles for review that are published by historically marginalized scholars to leverage Peitho’s platform to take tangible steps toward a more inclusive field of scholarship in the feminist history of rhetoric and composition. Specifically, she believes book reviews can amplify the contributions of historically marginalized scholars in important and impactful ways.
 
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