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Notes on Contributors

Ryan Bedsaul is the author of Besides the Mise-en-scène, a newsletter of film and tv criticism. His work has appeared in LitHub, Current Affairs, MOVIE: A Journal of Film Criticism, and ImageText. He lives in Los Angeles.

Kristin C. Bennett is an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication at Sam Houston State University. She received her PhD in Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies at Arizona State University. Her research examines the intersections between rhetoric, disability studies, rhetorics of health and medicine, and technical and professional communication. Her work has appeared in IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Composition Studies, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

Gareth Brookes is an AHRC Techne funded PhD Candidate at UAL working on practice-based research into materiality and embodiment in comics. He is a practicing comics artist and has published three graphic novels (most recently The Dancing Plague, SelfMadeHero, 2021) which use unusual materials such as embroidery, pyrography and printmaking in their composition.

Grace D. Gipson is an assistant professor of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches courses on theories and foundations in African American Studies, Blackness in pop culture, and Black storytelling in television and film. Her research interests center around Black pop culture, digital humanities, the intersections of race and gender in comic books and gaming, Afrofuturism, and race and new media.

Laura Gonzales is an Assistant Professor of Digital Writing and Cultural Rhetorics at the University of Florida. As a white Latina with commitments to language and racial justice, she works to highlight the importance and value of language diversity in classroom, community, and professional contexts. 

Dr. Monica González Ybarra is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research looks at the powerful practices of teaching and learning that exist in community spaces and how Chicanx/Latinx bilingual youth and educators draw on their home, family, and community knowledge to navigate their sociopolitical worlds. 


Emma Kostopolus is an Assistant Professor of English at Valdosta State University, where she teaches Digital Rhetoric and Technical and Professional Communication. Her work largely concerns innovating on pedagogical best practices in the writing classroom, from experiential learning to online writing instruction. She has also been published in Computers and Composition Online and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Idalia Nuñez is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on addressing linguistic equity in teaching and learning to support the education of bilingual students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


Alexander Slotkin is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida studying writing and rhetoric. His research interests include cultural rhetorics, technical communication, Jewish rhetorics, public memory, and non-Western methods/ologies. As a white-reading member of a “model-minority,” he understands the privilege and responsibility of being a Jewish academic as centering the contributions of marginalized communities in our disciplinary conversations. 

Steven Wandler teaches, directs the writing program, and heads the teaching center at St. Catherine University. His scholarship focuses on the complex intersections of philosophy, literature, and civics, and he has written and published on a variety of topics, including moral luck, citizenship, and the environmental crisis.

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