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Danielle Buchanan

Degree in Progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing Contact: danibuch@nmsu.edu

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Emily Alexander

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction Research interests: serious humor, metafiction, maximalism, non-linearity, narrative nonfiction, science writing, the hard problem of consciousness, recursion, theoretical physics, grassroots activism, food culture, urban life, travel writing, environmentalism Teaching philosophy/goals: Learning to write is learning to think. Contact: em_alex@nmsu.edu

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Volnei Vasconcelos

Degree in Progress: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication Contact: volnei@nmsu.edu

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Robyn Tierney, Online Writing Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication Research interests: composition and rhetoric, affect theory and motivation in the writing classroom, transformative and radical pedagogies Teaching philosophy: As a teacher and practitioner of composition, I see my work in the writing classroom as that of a facilitator who opens up conversations that allows students to…
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Kevin Dover, Writing Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication Research interests: cyberpunk, transhumanism, Posthumanism, rhetoric of silence, humiliation of truth, transgenderism, hermeneutics, advocacy, intelligence/security studies  Teaching goals/philosophy: I stress critical thinking and argumentation. I express a strong desire for participatory debate and seek my “authority” to be questioned. The ability to lay out your thoughts cogently and logically…
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Ryan Sparks

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: Modern and Postmodern literature, late American literature, historiographic metafiction, hyperreality, the metanarrative, simulation, media, Imagism, questions of the human condition Teaching goals/philosophy: Using modeling, whole and small group discussion, critical reflection, and individual tutoring, my instruction attempts to foster student independence. Working with students to construct meaning within the…
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Ashley McGuire

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: Modern American poetry; the Beat poets (or more affectionately, the “Beatific” poets) Teaching goals/philosophy: As a teacher, my primary goal is to help students come into their own voice. I try to create a classroom environment where students feel that their contributions are valued by their peers and by…
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Cameo Contreras

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Contact: cabrini@nmsu.edu

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Jenna Bialostosky, Design Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: queerness, queer theory, feminist theory, feminisms, pop culture, identity, performativity, women writers, literary critical analysis Teaching goals/philosophy: I strive to conjure and cultivate a classroom environment keen on fostering intensive critical thought. Through utilizing various mediums and genres of artifact, I push students to open their eyes wider so they…
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Tara Westmor

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: westmotm@nmsu.edu

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