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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318


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Meet the Authors

A person with short blonde hair and wearing a red shirt smiles at the camera. Catherine C. Braun (she/her) is an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion. Her scholarly and teaching interests include digital literacy studies, technical communication, and rhetoric/composition. She is the author of Cultivating Ecologies for Digital Work: The Case of English Studies (SIUP, 2013) and multiple articles about digital composition pedagogy. Her current long-term project explores the functioning of craft literacies (e.g., knitting and crochet) as multimodal technical communication. When not working, she enjoys playing with her daughters, crocheting, and watching musicals.

David Measel is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from Clemson University with a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. David's research and teaching emphases are in sonic rhetorics with an emphasis on the rhetoric of music, as well as composition and rhetoric, technical writing, and Kenneth Burke studies. His publications have appeared in KB JournalQuills & PixelsThe Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, and Survive & Thrive.

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A person with glasses and black hair wearing black clothes and a white necklace smiles. at the camera Dr. Sarbani Sen Vengadasalam has contributed to the profession as Visiting Professor and Content Expert to Literature and Writing programs across the USA and India. Teaching largely in the Business and Technical Writing Program at Rutgers University since 2008, Sen Vengadasalam has also worked in directorial positions in global corporate companies. An avid researcher, she has published nearly two dozen journal articles and two books, namely New Postcolonial Dialectics (2019) and Teaching Business, Technical and Academic Writing Online and Onsite: A Writing Pedagogy Sourcebook (2021).

Jen Almjeld is a professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University. Almjeld's research centers on feminist methodologies, identity performances, digital rhetorics and community engagement. Her recent work appears in the Girlhood Studies, Computers and Composition, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. She also frequently participates in and studies community partnerships in higher education.

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Francesca Ciotoli, Ph.D., has over 20 years of experience inside New York City and New Jersey classrooms teaching diverse children and working with Pre-K -12 pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and administrators. Francesca specializes in the preparation and ongoing learning of teachers for inclusive classrooms, with a concentration on Universal Design for Learning, differentiated instruction, and co-teaching. Francesca received her doctorate in Teacher Education and Preparation from Montclair State University. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and consults as an inclusion facilitator for the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education. As a parent of a child with autism, Francesca is deeply committed to inclusive education and working with administrators, teachers, and parents to foster curriculum, pedagogy, and positive interactions that support the teaching and learning of all students.


sarah madoka currie (@kawaiilovesarah) is a doctoral candidate working between the lines of critical disability studies, mad studies, social work practice, and critical university studies. she has given over 40 workshops, invited talks and conference presentations on mad-positive pedagogy, UDL strategy, facilitation training, disability rhetoric, and applying EDI practice. she writes occasionally for open access venues like this one, and tries her best to keep her three cats off the keyboard.

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A person with longish dark hair, cool glasses, and a white top smiles as she looks to the side. Gabriella Wilson is a doctoral student at Syracuse University. She has a Master’s degree in English literature. She is interested in feminist and anti-racist pedagogy, new materialist rhetorics, post-truth rhetorics, disability studies, and theories of embodiment. Currently, she’s working on a study that examines how the hobbies that doctoral students engage in influence their writing and scholarly identity. Her current craft project involves crocheting granny squares based on her mood that day to create a mood blanket that tracks her mood throughout the dissertation.