Graduate Research Forums

In fulfillment of writing studies graduate concentration requirements, advanced CWS graduate students are required to present a Graduate Research Forum (GRF) talk, based on their dissertation research, to members of the Center's community. Grads have often used these events as a means of preparing for long-format job talks.

A list of recent GRF talks can be found below while a more comprehensive record of previous GRF talks and abstracts can be found here. Select audio/video recordings from past Graduate Research Events can be found on our CWS Mediaspace page.

  • Niki Turnipseed, "Persisting and Resisting: What Educators Concerned with Liberation Can Learn from INVST Community Members’ Literate Practices of Power-With" (2020)
  • Autumn West, "Storytelling as an Epistemic Framework for Composers of Social Justice Education" (2020)
  • María Carvajal Regidor, ​"'I’ll Find a Way to Make my Voice Heard:' Transformational Literacies of Latinx Students" (2020)
  • Lisa Chason, "Second Language Academic Writing: What's the Target?" (2020)
  • Chelsea Catt, "Exploring and Contemplating College in Prison" (2019)
  • Sarah Durst, "Lifeworld Perspectives on Disciplinary Becoming: Tracing Histories, Writing, and Practice in Science (2019)
  • Evin Groundwater, "Androcentric Counterpublics and the Divergent Archive: Publics, Memory, & Archives" (2018)
  • Dominique Clayton, "Black Students' Resistance Against Erasure in Writing Spaces" (2018)