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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318

Response from Dean Following Discrimination Complaint: An Erasure Poem

Mara Lee Grayson

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Keywords: email, discrimination complaint

Categories: Reflecting on Academic (Over)work and/or Precarity; Reflecting on and Refusing Racial and/or Gender Inequity

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Mara Lee Grayson’s research and teaching focus on rhetorics of racism, antisemitism, and whiteness in higher education and writing program administration. She is the author of Teaching Racial Literacy: Reflective Practices for Critical Writing (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Race Talk in the Age of the Trigger Warning: Recognizing and Challenging Classroom Cultures of Silence (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), and Antisemitism and the White Supremacist Imaginary: Conflations and Contradictions in Composition and Rhetoric (Peter Lang, 2023), as well as scholarship in College Composition and Communication, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Pedagogy, English Education, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, and other journals and edited collections. Her awards include the 2018 Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award and a CCCC Emergent Researcher Grant. Also a poet, Grayson’s work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, and West Trade Review, among other journals, and has been nominated for the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Grayson works as an associate professor of English and coordinator of General Education Assessment at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her forthcoming books explore the connections among racism, antisemitism, and white supremacy. Learn more at or follow her on Twitter @maraleegrayson.