99. Bringing the Grad Student Persepctive w/ Leah Rubinsky

Dan welcomes Leah Rubinsky, PhD candidate at the University of Washington and podcaster, to dive deeply into the grad student experience, confronting academic writing genres and styles, writing workshops and feedback, and the challenges of subverting the dissertation style to fit one’s research. Leah also talks about her research on “bad” mothering in Colombian andContinue reading “99. Bringing the Grad Student Persepctive w/ Leah Rubinsky”

97. What the High School Teachers Teach w/ Julia Reade

Dan welcomes Julia Reade from Nova High School in Seattle, WA to discuss the need for collaboration and communication between college professors and K-12 instructors, her experience teaching at Nova and applying an inquiry model of education, her amazing project “What Would the Mushrooms Say?” her experience as a doctoral student in Kentucky at MurrayContinue reading “97. What the High School Teachers Teach w/ Julia Reade”

96. Writing Remix at CCCC 2023 in Chicago, IL

On this special episode, Dan talks with participants at the 2023 CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) in Chicago, IL. Special thanks to everyone that took the time to talk, and thank you to the conference organizers. You’re going to hear about Awe Walks from Professor Jessica Shreyer, student podcast projects from Professor MichaelContinue reading “96. Writing Remix at CCCC 2023 in Chicago, IL”

95. Digging into Hip-Hop Scholarship w/ Professor Lavar Pope

Dan welcomes Dr. Lavar Pope from Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago to discuss the communicative power of Hip Hop music, the multilayered lineage of Hip Hop music, the role of migration and diaspora, regional Hip Hop artists and their influences, and so much more. With longtime friend of the show Dr. Danielle Lee co-hosting,Continue reading “95. Digging into Hip-Hop Scholarship w/ Professor Lavar Pope”

94. Preserving Oral Histories w/ Professor Lilit Keshishyan

Dan welcomes USC Writing Program instructor Professor Lilit Keshishyan to discuss the power of oral histories, her work with My Armenian Story at The Institute of Armenian Studies. She speaks about the impact of The Armenian Genocide & Diaspora, sheds light on what happened to Armenians during WWII, and so much more. This is such a deep episodeContinue reading “94. Preserving Oral Histories w/ Professor Lilit Keshishyan”

93. Unpacking the Power of Rhetoric w/ Roseann Corey

Dan welcomes Roseann Corey from Rosemont College to discuss how rhetoric can bring communities closer, navigating the competitive academic market, breaking the unwritten rules of academic writing with creativity, communicating across multiple generational gaps peacefully, multimodality, and so much more. Read and download the full transcript of this episode at the bottom of this post.

92. Remixing & Meshing English(es) w/ Riti Sharma

Dan welcomes Riti Sharma on the podcast to discuss the many facets of the English language. Riti unpacks the complex linguistic landscape of India (where she lives & teaches), how examining the history of English exposes its complicated past, present, & future, essay writing as a genre, and the role orality plays in passing alongContinue reading “92. Remixing & Meshing English(es) w/ Riti Sharma”

91. Solo Remix: Becoming an English Professor w/ Dan Dissinger

Dan reflects on his journey from photography to English Professor using Gary Snyder’s essay “Etiquette of Freedom” to understand the empowering forces of wildness, wilderness, and being wild. He talks about his relationship with photography, how flash photography is like open class discussions, academia being a constant cycle of proving yourself, what it means toContinue reading “91. Solo Remix: Becoming an English Professor w/ Dan Dissinger”

88. Crossing the Bridge Between Social Justice & Sci-Fi w/ Dr. Ashley King

This is a celebratory episode to close out PRIDE Month 2022. Dr. Ashley King is an inspiration. Her work empowers students, invites them to thrive and cultivate not just meaningful projects, they cultivate meaningful experiences that show them what they can accomplish. I want to acknowledge all the awe-inspiring work that Dr. Ashley King isContinue reading “88. Crossing the Bridge Between Social Justice & Sci-Fi w/ Dr. Ashley King”

86. Embodying Vulnerability w/ Nat Garcia

Dan invites Nat Garcia-Hammon (pronouns: they/them), a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University to discuss the challenges of teaching in Florida, practicing & embodying vulnerability in the classroom and beyond, the relationship between learning/knowledge creation and full-embodiment, Nat’s journey from Law School to Rhetorician, their Freirean classroom pedagogy, how Doctoral programs can better prepare students forContinue reading “86. Embodying Vulnerability w/ Nat Garcia”