Category Archives: Graduate Assistants

Danielle Buchanan

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

Robyn Tierney  Biographical Statement Robyn Tierney is interested in how academic and institutional cultures set up different bodies to matter in different ways. Her dissertation research investigates scholars’ textual performances in peer-reviewed scholarship and in online writing, foregrounding the significance of identity and embodiment in narratives we construct about ourselves as scholars, teachers, and faculty…
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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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Anthony Tome

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction Contact: atome@nmsu.edu

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