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Writing Studio Staff


Joey_Jan16

Joanna Bartell

Education:

  • Ph.D, Communication, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Communication, University of South Florida (2010)

Current Research:

Joanna is currently working on a dissertation that explores the rhetorical construction of patient subjectivity in cancer patient information booklets.


Nilofer3_Jan16

Nilofer Bharwani

Education:

  • M.A., Spanish Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics: TESL, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Nilofer is currently studying Spanish literature that ranges from the medieval time period to the contemporary age. She loves learning about culture through literature that has been written by authors from around the world.


Ryan_Jan16

Ryan Blank

Education:

  • Ph.D, Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Ryan is interested in ancient and environmental rhetorics. He’s developing a project that orients upon animals and rhetoric in the ancient world.


Earnest_Jan16

Earnest Buck

Education:

  • M.A., English Literature, Texas State University (2013)

Current Research:

Earnest is interested in narrative empathy and stories that the philosopher Charles Taylor might say have a “postsecular” bent; he’s toiling away on stories that combine these ideas.


Sandra_Jan16

Sandra Carpenter

Education:

  • M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Louisville (2013)
  • B.A., English – Creative Writing, Women and Gender Studies minor, Eastern Kentucky University (2012)

Current Research:

Sandra is currently working on a thesis that explores the intersections of race, class, and gender in Appalachian literature and culture.


Philip_Jan16

Philip Davis

Education:

  • M.A., History, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Philip is currently working the intersection of early modern English travel journals and how the texts both reflected and shaped popular discourse and the exposition of identity.


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Wendy Duprey

Education:

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Wayne State University (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature and Creative Writing, Wayne State University (2004)

Current Research:

Wendy is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the cognitive, emotional, and motivational aspects of the individual writer and the writing process.


Paul_Jan16

Paul Flagg

Education:

  • M.A., Library and Information Sciences, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida (2013)

Current Research:

Paul is currently interested in pursuing a career in public librarianship with a long-term goal of working with archives.


Sashi_Jan16

Sashi Gurram

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (2009)

Current Research:

Sashi is currently working on research which involves understanding and predicting the impact of urban transportation infrastructure design on human exposure to traffic-related pollutants with a focus on impacts on social equity.


Jennifer_Jan16

Jennifer Iceton

Education:

  • M.A., Geography, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2015)
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Jennifer’s research focuses on how public policies are literally “mapped” on the human body. She is also interested in how feminist and queer pedagogies are enacted at the university level.


Brianna_Jan16

Brianna Jerman

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (2012)

Current Research:

Currently, Brianna is working on a dissertation that makes a pedagogical argument for using fictional literature in sexual assault prevention and response courses in order to dispel rape myths, encourage bystander intervention, and incite empathy towards victims of such crimes.


Annalise_Jan16

Annalise Mabe

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., Psychology, Florida State University (2013)

Current Research:

Annalise is currently writing a family memoir and a chapbook of poetry.


Nikhil

Nikhil Menon

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.Sc., Transportation Systems (CTIS), MIT Portugal Program (Técnico Lisboa) (2013)

Current Research:

Nikhil is currently working on the theme of driverless transport (self-driving cars/autonomous vehicles) and their anticipated impacts on human travel behavior.


Lorraine_Jan16

Lorraine Monteagut

Education:

  • Ph.D., Communication, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MLS, Master of Liberal Studies, Rollins College (2011)

Current Research:

Lorraine’s dissertation explores the ways Latin American immigrant families may pass down stories of their homelands and exile through alternative narrative forms, such as ghost stories and dream sharing.


Lindsey_Jan16

Lindsey O’Brien

Education:

  • M.A.T., Foreign Language Education, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., French and Francophone Studies, University of Florida (2012)
  • B.M., Keyboard Performance with Outside Field, University of Florida (2012)

Current Research:

Lindsey is currently pursuing research that explores the interactions between music and foreign language education.


Noah_Jan16

Noah Pearlstone

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature, Arizona State University (2012)

Current Research:

Noah is currently working on a novel about deaf accordionists.


Melanie_Jan16

Melanie Pickett

Education:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MEVE, Masters of Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Melanie is currently researching the cultivation of algae in the wastewater treatment plant setting for energy savings and bioenergy/ bioproduct generation.


Nancy_Jan16

Nancy Roque

Education:

  • M.A., Library and Information Sciences, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature, Florida State University (2014)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Florida State University (2014)

Current Research:

Nancy is currently studying Library and Information Sciences with a focus on formal research in order to become a welcoming liaison between the community and libraries.


Seth_Jan16

Seth Spencer

Education:

  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature, Florida Southern College (2011)

Current Research:

Seth is currently researching nineteenth-century educational practices and their representation in the novels of Jane Austen.


Vee_Jan16

Veronica Suarez

Education:

  • M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2015)
  • B.A., Sociology, University of South Florida (2011)

Current Research:

Veronica is currently researching transformation reality TV, its use of neoliberal ideology, and audience reception.


Jessica_Jan16

Jessica Thompson

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MUPP, Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2007)
  • B.S., Psychology, North Central College (2003)

Current Research:

Jessica is currently working on a novel and heading up weirderary, a new online literary magazine.


Danielle_Jan16

Coordinator: Danielle Farrar

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (2012)
  • M.Litt., Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2008)

Current Research:

Danielle is a doctoral candidate in Literature. Her research incorporates digital humanities techniques to examine staging practices of female embodiment at intersections of early modern drama and the histories of gynecology/obstetrics, anatomy, and medicine.


Sandy_Jan16

Assistant Coordinator: Sandy Branham

Education:

  • Ph.D., Texts and Technology, University of Central Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida (2012)

Current Research:

Sandy is currently working toward the completion of her dissertation, which examines connections between the use of social media and the development of digital literacy skills in the U.S. military.


Rob_Jan16

Assistant Coordinator: Rob Alexander

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Writing, DePauw University (2008)

Current Research:

Robert is currently working on a collection of realistic short stories and flash fiction.


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