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.
- Carrie James, "A Journey of Becoming: Examining the Impact Human-Centered Design Has on Pre-Service High School English Teachers" (2022
- Ryan Ware, "Dialogic Tracing of Trajectories of Semiotic (Un)Becoming" (2022)
- Logan Middleton, "Rule Bending as Literacy: College-in-Prison Educators and the (Circum)Navigation of State Power" (2021)
- Paul Beilstein, "Forever Outsiders and Anti-Tropes: Basic Writing and the Representation of Students-as-Writers" (2021)
- Allison Kranek, "Communities of Convenience: Reflecting Critically on Writing Courses in Residence Halls" (2021)
- 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)