This online writing environment digitally archives the embodied rhetoric, issues and projects that relate to me as Associate Professor at Santa Clara University and Bread Loaf School of English faculty. E-mail me at: cnmedina AT SCU DOT edu.
There's a Lyle Lovett song "That's Right, You're Not From Texas" with the line that Texas wants you anyway, and I felt the love from Texas as I skyped into Octavio Pimentel's graduate course on multilingualism in teaching writing on 10/21. I had the opportunity to speak about my spring 2019 Composition Studies article "Decolonial Potential in a Multilingual FYC" and teaching a course with multilingual students in Silicon Valley.
(Sharing my screen with some stats on hiring here in Silicon Valley)
The students came in with an array of experiences and interests, which kept the discussion lively.
(A great slide with quote from Inoue that gets at how language policy substituted for other forms of discrimination)
(Talking with my hands as per usual)
I also wanted to give a quick thanks and shoutout to Brad Jacobson, who invited me to skype with his graduate course at UTEP the week prior--I wasn't lying about Texas making me feel welcome. With Jacobson's graduate course, I had the opportuntity to discuss my chapter on digital testimonio that was included in the digital edited collection Racial Shorthand that I co-edited with Octavio Pimentel.
In Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition, the editors have collected advice on publishing scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies from a myriad of prolific scholars in the field. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have a chapter included alongside pieces by researchers such as Jody Shipka, whose work is included in many of the classes I teach.