Sarah Ann Singer

April 23, 2018

Degrees

B.A., magna cum laude, Women’s Studies and English Language and Literature. University of Maryland, May 2013. Phi Beta Kappa.

Bio

Sarah Singer is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. Drawing on her experiences as a patient and peer health educator, Sarah’s research focuses on chronic illness in the medical and public spheres. Sarah’s dissertation, “Rhetorics of Patient Empowerment: Leveraging Lyme Disease and the Future of Chronic Illness,” examines how different stakeholders adopt the language of patient empowerment to make claims about the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from Lyme Disease. For more information about her background and teaching philosophy, please see her personal website.


Publications:

  • Edwell, Jennifer, Singer, Sarah, and Jordynn Jack. “Healing Arts: Rhetorical Techne
    as Medical (Humanities) Intervention.” Technical Communication Quarterly, special
    issue on “Rhetoric of Health and Medicine,” 2018, pp. 1-14.
  • Singer, Sarah, Weed, Kym, Edwell, Jennifer, Jack, Jordynn, and Jane Thrailkill.
    “Advancing Pre-Health Humanities as Intensive Research Practice: Principles and
    Recommendations from a Cross-Disciplinary Baccalaureate Setting.” Journal of
    Medical Humanities, special issue on “Pre-Health Humanities Education,” vol. 38, no.
    4, 2017, pp. 373-384.
  • Singer, Sarah. “Beyond the Domestic Sphere: Home Economics and the Education
    of Women at Maryland State College, 1916–94.” Young Scholars in Writing:
    Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric, vol. 10, 2012, pp. 105-15.

Teaching Awards

  • Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition (2017)
  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition (2016)

Awards

  • Dean’s Graduate Fellowship (2018)
  • Frankel Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  • Digital Innovation Research and Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  • Eliason Summer Research Stipend (2014)

Laura Broom

April 17, 2018

Degrees

2007, BA, Davidson College

Bio

Laura Broom is currently working on her dissertation, which examines representations of trans identity in contemporary Anglophone novels.  She is also interested in body studies, particularly contested notions of gender, race, and personhood in literature and culture. Her teaching experience includes many composition courses, as well as literature classes focused on diversity, race, literary genres, and contemporary novels.  She is currently working on two pedagogy articles for publication, one on teaching trans texts and theories in the undergraduate classroom and the other on service-learning experiences at the university level.


Teaching Awards

  • Erika Lindemann Teaching Award in Composition and Literature, 2016
  • Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2014

Awards

  • Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life Summer Research Funding, 2017
  • Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives Micro-Grant, 2017
  • Ruth Rose Richardson Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 2012

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Doug Stark

April 14, 2018

Degrees

2014, BA English, Loughborough University

2016, MA English, Loughborough University

Bio

Doug Stark is a PhD student in the English program at UNC, Chapel Hill. His research considers the intersection of philosophy, media theory, and contemporary cultural forms including literature, film, and video games. Doug has emergent interests in game studies, speculative fiction, materialist philosophy, and postdigital aesthetics.


Curriculum Vitae / Resume