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Education

Ph.D. in English (Concentration: Rhetoric)
“Identification and Interpretive Rights in the Rhetoric of Violent Spectacle”
Dissertation Director: Patricia Roberts-Miller
University of Texas at Austin, 2014

M.A. in English
University of Texas at Austin, 2009

B.A. in English and Spanish, Summa cum laude
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor
Clemson University
2014-present

Assistant Instructor
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas
2009-2014

Assistant Director of the Lower-Division Curriculum
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas
2011-2013

Assistant Instructor
Department of English, University of Texas
2011

Teaching Assistant
Department of English, University of Texas
2007-2009

Publications

“Bad Looking: Saddam Hussein’s Execution and Binary Understandings of Spectatorship.” enculturation, 22 April 2015.

Eatman, Megan, and Patricia Roberts-Miller. Review of Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment and the Making of America, 1835-1843, by Stephen John Hartnett. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44.1 (2014): 100-103.

Review of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire by Robert Perkinson. E3W Review of Books 13 (2013): 40-41. Print.

Review of Violence: Six Sideways Reflections by Slavoj Žižek.E3W Review of Books 12 (2012). Web.

Review of Tactical Media by Rita Raley. E3W Review of Books 11 (2011). Web.

Review of Sacred Violence by Paul W. Kahn. E3W Review of Books 9 (2009). Web.

Review of Américo Paredes papers. E3W Review of Books 8 (2008). Web.

Awards

Continuing Fellowship, Fall 2013
College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas

Presidential Excellence Fellowship, Fall 2013
Department of English, University of Texas

James L. Kinneavy Prize for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, 2012
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas

Nominee for Maxine Hairston Award for Teaching Excellence, 2011
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas

Graduate Student Professional Development Awards, 2010, 2012, 2013
Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas

Presentations

“Learning With: Shared Uncertainty in the Classroom”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, 2015

“Quantifiable Violence and the Borders of Torture”
Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, 2014

“Personalization and Civic Engagement: Pedagogical Strategies”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, 2013

“Innocence and Authenticity: Rick Perry, the Death Penalty, and Failures of Identification”
Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, 2012

“#image: Social Tagging and Visual Rhetoric”
Computers and Writing, University of Michigan, 2011

“‘Prurient Urges’ and Low Persuasion: Violent Video Games and Obscenity”
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, 2011

“Parting Shots: Spectatorship, YouTube, and Saddam Hussein’s Execution”
Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Conference, Brown University, 2010

“Desire, Performance, and (Im)possible Futures in Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself.”
Shifting Spatialities Graduate Symposium, Rice University, 2009

Service
Reviewer, The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects
Digital Writing and Research Lab, 2012-present

Mentor, Feminist Solidarity Group
Department of English, 2013-2014
University of Texas

Member, Kinneavy Prize Committee
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, 2013
University of Texas

Member, Lower Division Curriculum Committee
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013
University of Texas

Member, Textbook Subcommittee
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, 2010-2011
University of Texas

Member, First Year Forum Selection Committee
Department of Rhetoric and Writing, 2010-2013
University of Texas

Chair, “Violence as Symptom: Genres of Social/Cultural Capital”
10th Annual Sequels Symposium, 2011
University of Texas

Section Editor, E3W Review of Books
Department of English, 2010
University of Texas

Member, E3W Sequels Planning Committee
Department of English, 2008-2010
University of Texas

Volunteer Intern
Texas After Violence Project, 2008-2009

Other Professional Experience

Participant, Rhetoric Society of America Institute
Visual Rhetorics of Violence group
University of Kansas, 2013

Contributor, Rhetoric and Writing custom textbook
Department of Rhetoric and Writing
University of Texas, 2011, 2013

Contributor, viz. blog
Digital Writing and Research Lab
University of Texas, 2010-2011

Proctor
Digital Writing and Research Lab
University of Texas, 2010-2011

Instructor
Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS)
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
University of Texas, 2009-2011

Presenter
SPURS/SAISD Vertical Integration Workshop
University of Texas, 2010

Consultant
Undergraduate Writing Center
University of Texas, 2009-2010

Professional Affiliations

Rhetoric Society of America
National Council of Teachers of English/Conference on College Composition and Communication

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