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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318


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Meet the Authors


  Charisse S. Iglesias (She/Her) is a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia collaborating with schools, universities, and local organizations to manage community-funded career development and leadership events. She continues her commitment to community engagement with research on critical service learning, practitioner training, and community writing program management. She directs the University of Arizona community writing program, Wildcat Writers, that partners underrepresented local high schools with university writing courses.
  Maxwell Irving (He/Him) has been instructing social sciences courses at the college level since 2003 and is also a full-time teacher at Tucson High Magnet School and part-time instructor at Pima Community College. He specialized in cultural anthropology when he received his MA in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. At Tucson High, he works with the Institute of Culturally Responsive Education to make his course relevant to students' cultural and ethnic identities.



 Paul Muhlhauser (Ph.D., Washington State University) is associate professor of English at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Zis work has appeared in Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, Women and Language, The Journal of Popular Culture, Computers and Composition Online, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Paul likes writing about digital technologies, interface design, zombies, The Avengers, and dating apps. Ze makes beautiful webtexts and loves zis chickens. Correspondence can be directed to pmuhlhauser[at]mcdaniel[dot]edu. Paul also has a sweet website: DoctaMuhlhauser.
 Tara Salvati just graduated as an English and Writing and Publishing double major at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She enjoys traveling across Europe and watching Marvel movies in chronological order with her roommates. Her hobbies include yelling at the TV while watching New York Rangers hockey and educating herself on social justice issues. Recently, Tara was accepted to the Publishing and Writing program at Emerson College.



Jesse Rice-Evans is a white disabled neuro-queer rhetorician from North Carolina. She’s a doctoral candidate in English composition and rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she works with the OpenLab at City Tech and the CUNY Humanities Alliance on access pedagogy, digital rhetorics, and disability justice. She has taught at Poets House, the Cooper Union, CCNY, Baruch College, NYU Tandon, and others. Her dissertation centers crip autoethnography and poetics, access pedagogy, and fat femme ontology. Read her work in Anti-Ableist Composition Collective, Visible Pedagogy, the OpenLab at City Tech, and many others.


Her first full-length collection The Uninhabitable (2019) is available from Sibling Rivalry Press. She prioritizes rest over labor, always. Find her online at
  Andréa Stella (she/her) is a white neuroqueer rhetorician and PhD student in the CUNY Graduate Center’s English Department focusing on Composition and Rhetoric. Her research considers ways to incorporate access, disability justice, and abolition in the STS writing composition classroom. Andréa teaches Writing for Engineering at the City College of New York and uses an “A’s for All” pedagogical approach. Her writing can be found in Visible Pedagogy, Journal of Basic Writing, Archways Anthology, and LitHub. She is also the mother to two young children.



Adam Hubrig (they/them; Twitter @AdamHubrig) is a multiply-disabled caretaker of cats. They live in Huntsville, Texas, where they work as an assistant professor and English Education coordinator for the English Department at Sam Houston State University. Their research and teaching explore disability, especially at the intersections of pedagogy, queer rhetorics, community literacy, as well as teacher education. Adam’s research is featured in in College Composition and Communication, The Community Literacy Journal, The Journal of Multimodal Rhetoric, and Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged Writing and Rhetoric and their words have also found homes in Brevity, and the Disability Visibility Blog. Adam is currently co-editor of the AntiAbleist Composition blog space and an advisory board member of the Coalition for Community Writing. 



Bernardita M. Yunis Varas was born in Viña del Mar, Chile, moved to the U.S. in 1996 at 10 years old. Yunis grew up in Miami, Florida and lived in NYC, Pennsylvania, D.C., and now Denver. Bernardita has been involved in social justice as a student activist and progressive leader. She trained youth activists with Young People For since 2010, was a mentor, worked in Writing Centers on campus, and has been teaching at the college level since 2010. She is currently in a doctoral program in Communication Studies at CU Boulder in Rhetoric, writing about identity, migration, Palestinian and Latinx diaspora, through frames of Critical Race Theory and decoloniality.



Roland Dumavor is a graduate student and a First-Year Writing instructor in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department at Michigan State University. He is interested in research and service work which focuses on creating space for the voices of underrepresented/underserved/marginalized communities and empowering them through writing/literacy. While he hopes to continue to explore his interests in social/criminal justice, community literacy/writing programs, he also explores and engages in scholarly work in areas that include multimodality, cultural rhetorics, environmental rhetorics, and Indigenous rhetorics. His focus in research work is greatly influenced by Black/African experiences, theories, praxis, methodologies, and approaches.