Summer work (still) continues!
This summer I'm teaching (for the second time) Nursing 310, an academic writing course for students in CSU Chico's RN-BSN program. While online teaching isn't typically my favorite thing, I really enjoy the students in this program! A colleague and I are working on a program profile together that talks through our experiences teaching writing in a different discipline (nursing), and we're hoping to have a draft finished this summer.
Last month (June), I attended the RSA Meeting in Minneapolis, where I presented work on Just War Theory, rhetoric, and the War on Terror. That conference was just AWESOME. I always have a blast at RSA - something about the nonstop rhetoric panels just makes my heart sing.
In other news, I'm in the very early stages of a book project! This is big for me, because 1) books, obviously, are big news, but 2) I have two very young children, and 3) I teach a 4/4 load. I was doing a lot of reflecting this past semester about my career and where I see it headed, and I came to the decision that if research matters to me, I've got to carve out the time for it. While I enjoy teaching and being at a teaching institution, I miss my dissertation and I REALLY miss being a part of conversations about rhetorical theory, materiality, temporality, and torture. I don't have the funding for conferences, for the most part, so I am committing to a renegotiation of how I spend my work time - specifically, I will better protect my writing time and refocus on my larger, in-depth project on rhetoric and torture.
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