Allison D. Carr
Doctor of Philosophy (in progress), University of Cincinnati (Rhetoric and Composition).
Master of Arts, University of Cincinnati, 2009 (English & Comparative Literature, with emphasis in critical theory).
Bachelor of Arts, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2005 (English, Writing).
I am currently pursuing my PhD in Rhetoric & Composition. My research interests include genre studies, digital/multi-modal composition practices, affective rhetorics, and archival sciences. My dissertation, Toward An Epistemology of Failure, addresses failure in the writing classroom and insists that writing teachers and scholars must think more critically about its role in students’ writing lives if we are to continue promoting writing as a vital skill in the 21st century.
Graduate Enrichment Award (to attend Digital Media and Composition Institute), Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. $2500. Funded 2010. .
Summer Mentorship (G-SUM), University of Cincinnati Graduate School. $3,000 Funded 2010..
Summer Research Grant. , University of Cincinnati University Research Council. $3000. Funded 2011.. .
Pat Belanoff Graduate Student Summer Research Award, $1,000 funded 2012..
Ricking Fellowship, $15,000 funded 2012-2013..
Peer Reviewed Publications
"Toward Graduate Level Writing Instruction," 2nd author with Laura Micciche, CCC (February 2011)
"Literacy in the Raw: Collecting, Sharing, and Circulating Graduate Literacy Narratives." With Hannah Rule and Katie Trauth Taylor. Computers and Composition Online (fall 2012)
"Cooking School." (multimedia). Harlot of the Arts (spring 2012)
"In Support of Failure," Composition Forum (Spring 2013)
Oberlin, Molly, Laura Micciche, Mary Leech, and Allison Carr. Student Guide to English Composition 101 & 102, 2009-2010. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, 2010.
"Baking Your Way to Candidacy." GradHacker, Inside Higher Ed (22 March 2012)
(2011). "Room to Fail". Keynote Address. Student Research Symposium, Coe College.
(2012). Teaching to Fail. University of Cincinnati Preparing Future Faculty Workshop.
Public Writing Practices as Disruptive Pedagogy. Conference on College Composition and Communication , Louisville, KY . 2010.
An Amateur's Guide to Teaching (and learning!) Multi-Modal Literacy. Expanding Literacy Studies Conference, Columbus, OH . 2009.
"It is all a darkness": The Psychology of Telling in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Ford's The Good Soldier. Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY . 2009.
"I am a person through other persons": Rhetorics of Concealment in the Fiction of Zoe Wicomb. Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA . 2009.
Genre as Borderland. EGSA Graduate Conference, Greensboro, NC . 2008.
Ethnographic Perspectives on Graduate Student Writing Practices. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA . 2011.
Ethnographic Perspectives on the Writing Practices of Graduate Students. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, 2011.
Toward Failure, Toward Wonder. Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO 2012.
Honors & Awards
Award for Exemplary Scholarship, Arts & Humanities (2009), Graduate Student Governance Association, .
Nominee, Boyce Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009, 2012), .
Taft Travel Grant (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, .
University Graduate Scholarship (2007-2013), .
Taft Graduate Enhancement Award (2009-2013), Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, .
Magna Cum Laude, Coe College (2005), .
English Graduate Organization Executive Board (2009-2011), .
Composition Advisory Committee (2008-2010), .
Panelist, PhD/MFA Application Workshop (2009), .
Campus Co-Coordinator, "Everybody Has a Literacy Story... Tell Us Yours!": Nationwide Literacy project sponsored by Ohio State and the DALN (2009), .
Graduate Representative, Graduate Studies Committee (2009-2010) , .
Special Envoy, Graduate Student Governance Association (2009) .
Co-Chair, Composing Ourselves: A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric 2010.
Graduate Representative, Graduate Studies Committee (2009-present), .
Commonplace Curriculum Campus Coordinator (2010-2011), .
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
Summer Mentorship, University of Cincinnati (2010).
Assistant Editor, Kairos PraxisWiki (2010-2012).
Digital Media and Composition (2010).
Member, 2009-present, National Coucil of Teachers of English.
15-ENGL-101 ENGLISH COMP I.
15-ENGL-102 ENGLISH COMP II.
15-ENGL-102H HON ENGL COMP II.
15-ENGL-289 INTERMEDIATE COMP .
15-ENGL-200, DIGITAL COMPOSING.
15-ENGL-491 WRIT FOR BUSINESS.