Curriculum vitae

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Interim Director of Rhetoric, Jul 2017-Present
Associate Director of Rhetoric, Jul 2015–Present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Studies, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2015
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Committee:    Dr. Cheryl Ball (Chair), Dr. Joyce Walker, & Dr. Bob Broad
Dissertation:  “WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICANS FIRST???’: Rhetorics of Whiteness in Online Reader Comments”

M.A. in English, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2010
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Master’s Thesis: “Rhetorical Grammar and the Indefinite You: A Study of First-Year Composition Papers”

B.S. in Finance, 2003
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Graduated with Highest Honors

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed

“Color-Blind Rhetoric in Obama’s 2008 ‘Race Speech’: The Appeal to Whiteness and the Disciplining of Rhetoric.” Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era. Ed. Tammie M. Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton, and Krista Ratcliffe. Southern Illinois University Press, Forthcoming.

“Epideictic Rhetoric in Jezebel’s Breastfeeding Blogs: The Battle for Normalcy.” Fabricating the Body: Effects of Obligation and Exchange in Contemporary Discourses. Ed. Sarah Burcon. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,  2014.

“The ‘Hispanic’ Race Debate: Limitations of the Term in an Orlando School Board Controversy.”
Xchanges 9.1 (2013). http://infohost.nmt.edu/~xchanges/

“Technology and Models of Literacy in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction.” Brave New Teenagers: Contemporary YA Dystopias. Ed. Carrie Hintz, Balaka Basu, and Kate Broad. New York: Routledge,  2013. 145-156.

“The Discourse of Medium: Time as a Narrative Device.” Time in Television Narrative:  Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. Ed. Melissa Ames. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2012. 190-201.

“Helping Students Negotiate Dialects in the Writing Center.” The Writing Lab Newsletter 34.9-10 (2010): 14-15. https://writinglabnewsletter.org/resources.php

Taylor, Timothy N., Nia Klein, Kristi McDuffie, Fern Kory, Devin Black, and Serena Heath. “Kairotic Moments in the Writing Center.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 7.1 (2009).

Non-peer-reviewed

Review of “MW.02 Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)Ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs.” CCCC 2014 Reviews Kairos 19.1 Available at http://praxis.technorhetoric.net/tiki-index.php?page=CCCC_2014

“Response to Gorgias Revisited.” Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects 5.1. (2014). Available at http://jump.dwrl.utexas.edu/content/response-2-3

Review of Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness by Wendy Ryden and Ian Marshall. Textual Overtures 1. (2013). Available at http://textualovertures.wordpress.com/issues/

“From Contributions to Costs: The Cultural Implications of Obituaries.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal 3.2 (2013): 17-24. Available at https://kristimcduffie.com/scholarship/

Response to “S.978 Remix.” Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects  4.1 (2012).  Available at http://jump.dwrl.utexas.edu/content/response-2

“Swimming in Literary Analysis.” Grassroots Writing Research Journal 2.2 (2012): 73-80. Available at https://kristimcduffie.com/scholarship/

Response to Cecelia Jones’s “MyStory.” Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects  3.1 (2011).
Available at http://jump.dwrl.utexas.edu/old/content/response_cjv3.1

AWARDS AND HONORS

Summer 2014 Doctoral Research Fellowship, English Department, Illinois State University, 2014
Maurice Scharton Scholarship (Rhet/Comp Essay Contest), English Department, Illinois State University, 2014
Pearson Emerging Pedagogies Research and Travel Grant for travel to CCCC, 2014
Kairos Graduate Student Service Award, 2013
University Club Scholarship, Illinois State University, 2012
English Department Graduate Student Travel Award, Illinois State University, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Research Network at Computers & Writing Travel Award, 2011, 2014
Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, English Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2011
Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
Graduate Student Research Colloquium Keynote, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant, National Popular Culture Association Conference, 2010
Williams Travel Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2010, 2009
English Graduate Student Organization Travel Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2009, 2010
Women’s Studies Essay Contest Winner, Eastern Illinois University, 2009, 2010
Bronze Tablet Award, University of Illinois, 2003
James Scholar, University of Illinois, 2000–2003
Dean’s List, University of Illinois, 2000–2003

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Shaping our Shared Digital Future: Re-imagining the Digital Humanities as a ‘Bigger Tent’ by Probing our Identities, Ethics, and Methods.” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2015 Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. May 27-30, 2015.

“Hashtag Activism as Interventionist Practice in the Digital Age.” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2015 Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. May 27-30, 2015.

“Exposing Hegemonic Whiteness in Contemporary Media: Citizenship as Whiteness in Online Reader Comments about Immigration Reform.” Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. Oct. 16-18, 2014.

“From Authors to Designers to Printers: Investigating the Production Processes of an In-House Writing Program Journal.” Conference on Writing Program Administration. Illinois State University. Normal, IL. Jul. 17-20, 2014.

“From Collection to Coding: Interrogating Research Methods for Online Reader Comments.” Computers and Writing. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. Jun. 5-8, 2014.

“Utilizing Anzaldúa’s Theory of Nepantla to Address White Student Subjectivities and Resistance” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 19-22, 2014.

“Supporting Integrated Writing Research Through Rhizomatic Literate Activity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. Mar. 14-16, 2013.

“Investigating Students’ Production of Racial Ideologies in a Rhetorical Theory Course.” Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. Oct. 18-20, 2012.

“Revisiting Gender and Language: Examining Gendered Language Characteristics of First-Year Composition Papers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, Mar. 17-20, 2010.

“Gender and Language in Student Writing.” The Second Conference on the Future of English Studies Conference. University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL, Oct. 16-17, 2009.

“Helping Students Negotiate Dialects in the Writing Center.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Apr. 3-4, 2009.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

“Tips and Tools for Online and Blended Teaching.” Invited speaker to Graduate Forum Series, Illinois State University. Apr. 24, 2015.

“Teaching with/about Social Media.” Professional Development Speaker to teachers at the Regional Educational Alternative for Developing Youth Program, Champaign, IL. Jan. 16, 2015.

“Researching and Writing the Genres of Social Media.” Presentation at the Summit on Writing Instruction, Illinois State University. Jan. 9, 2015.

“Communicating in Business: Experiences, Organization, Grammar, and Copyediting.” Consulting Presentation to Agricultural Economics course, University of Illinois. Oct. 15, 2014.

“Approaching Race, Racism, and Whiteness in the English Language Arts Classroom.” Guest Lecture in Capstone Methods course, Eastern Illinois University. Sept. 18, 2014.

“Building a Multimodal Webtext.” Presentation at Bedford Multimodal Composition Showcase. CCCC 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 21, 2014.

“PhD Programs: How to Apply, What They’re Like, and Where They Lead.” Guest Speaker for Workshop on Ph.D. Programs. Eastern Illinois University. Nov. 7, 2013.

“Teaching Critical Genre Awareness.” Coffee Klatch Presentation, Illinois State University Writing Program. Sept. 13, 2011.

“Rhetorical Grammar and the Indefinite You: A Study of First-Year Composition Papers.” Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Eastern Illinois University, Mar. 30, 2010.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
English 101, Composition as Critical Inquiry, Fall 2010
Interdisciplinary Studies 121.19, Race and the Internet, Spring 2014
Interdisciplinary Studies 121.19, Race and Social Media, Fall 2014
English 145, Writing in the Disciplines, Spring 2011
English 145.13, Writing for Business Majors (Genres of Social Media), Fall 2014 (Online)
English 145.13, Writing for Business Majors (Genres of New Media), Spring 2015 (Online)
English 145.13, Writing for Business Majors (Genres of New Media), Spring 2015
English 239, Multimodal Composition, Fall 2013
English 246, Advanced Composition, Spring 2013
English 283, Rhetorical Theory and Applications, Fall 2012

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
English 1001, Composition and Language, Fall 2009
English 1002, Composition and Literature, Spring 2010
English 2760, Introduction to Professional Writing, Spring 2009 (Co-Instructor with Dr. Timothy N. Taylor)

Parkland College, Champaign, IL, College for Kids Program
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Journaling-Inspired Reading and Writing” Jul. 8–18, 2013
“The Hunger Games: Reading and Writing Dystopias” Jul. 8–18, 2013
“Because of Winn-Dixie: Inspiration for a Writer’s Workshop” Jul. 12–22, 2010
“Percy Jackson: Writing, Mythology, and More” Jul. 12–22, 2010

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

PraxisWiki Co-Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Aug. 2014–Present
Associate Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Jan. 2012–Jul. 2014
Editorial Assistant, #writing Digital Book Series, WAC Clearinghouse, Jan. 2012–Present
Editorial Assistant, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Jan. 2012–Present
Production Consultant, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, Aug. 2012–May 2013
Associate Editor, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, Aug. 2011–Aug. 2012
Assisant Editor, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, May. 2011–Aug. 2011
Editorial Assistant, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries, Aug. 2011–Dec. 2011
Staff Writer and Copyeditor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics Newsletter, University of Illinois, 2008–2011
Freelance Copyeditor, Publication Services, Champaign, IL, 2008–2009

WRITING PROGRAM AND WRITING CENTER EXPERIENCE

Writing Program Research Assistant, Illinois State University Writing Program, Aug. 2011–May 2012
Writing Center Consultant, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2008–May 2009
Statistical Coordinator, Eastern Illinois University Writing Center, Aug 2008–May 2009

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

Investment Banking Analyst, JPMorgan Securities, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2004–2007
Commercial Banking Analyst, Bank One, Chicago, IL, 2003–2004
Leasing Agent, Ramshaw Real Estate, Champaign, IL, 1998–2003

SERVICE

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (JUMP), 2011–Present
Diversity Recruitment Planning Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Mar. 2014–May 2015
Member, Doctoral Student Organization, Illinois State University, May 2014–May 2015
Executive Board Member, RSA Student Chapter, Illinois State University, Jul. 2014–May 2015
President, Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Student Chapter, Illinois State University, Sept. 2012–Jun. 2014
Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Aug. 2011–May 2013
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2008–2012
Professional Growth Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Sept. 2010–May 2011
Graduate Student Forum Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Sept. 2010–May 2011
Member, Graduate Student Advisory Council, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2009–May 2010
Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2009–May 2010
President, English Graduate Student Organization, Eastern Illinois University, Jun. 2009–May 2010
Vice President, English Graduate Student Organization, Eastern Illinois University, Jan. 2009–May 2010
Volunteer, Center for Economic Progress, Chicago, IL, 2007
Volunteer, Chicago Cares, Chicago, IL, 2004–2007

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Sigma Tau Delta (STD)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Rhetoric Society of Illinois State University (RSISU)

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