AREAS OF INTEREST
Digital Cultures and Identity, Affective and Emotional Rhetorics, Public Rhetorics, Game Studies and Design, Curriculum Development
Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
Dissertation: Affective Gaming: At the Intersection of Rhetoric, Affect, and Video Games
Chair: David Blakesley (English)
The European Graduate School
University of North Texas
MA in English
University of Texas at Arlington
BA in English
OneShot: A Journal of Critical Games and Play, 2019-Present
Wood, J., Riggs, N., Frank, D., Jabeen, F., Ozyesplinar, E. (2019) Collaboration and/against Copyright: Notes Home from the Information Technology Revolution’s Battlefield. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 24(1).
Wood, J. (2018) “The Dark Arts: A Post-Truth Progymnasmata” Textshop Experiments 5.
Wood, J. (2017) Affective Politics: Against the Democratic Accident. Textshop Experiments 3.
Works in Progress
“Affective Gaming: Rhetoric, Race, and Video Games.” Book Manuscript in Development.
“Black Ink, Red Pigment: A Counter-History of Multimodality in Nahua Rhetorics” Article in Development.
“Examining Student Perceptions of the Use of a Classroom Role-Playing Game: A Qualitative Study” Article in Development.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Diversity Fellowship. Clemson University, AY 2017-2018 $10,000
HASTAC Scholars Fellowship. 2016-2018 $300
Diversity Fellowship. Clemson University, Spring 2017 $2,500
“Brujas and Curanderos: Embodying Survivance in (In)hospitable Systems.” (Accepted) 19th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Portlan, OR. May 2020.
“Empowering Inclusive Disciplinary Online Representations and Interactions: Strategic Approaches for Practicing Hospitable Online Communication.” (Accepted) Conference on College Composition and Communication 2020. Milwaukee, WI. March 2020
“Role-Playing Social Justice: A Game That Is A Panel.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2019. Pittsburgh, PA. March 15, 2019.
“Remixing Performance in Games.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2019. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13, 2018.
“The MIDA Quest: Destiny 2, Game Objects, and Affective Community.” Computers and Writing 2018. Fairfax, VA. May 2018.
“Beyond Access: Equity, Multimodality, and Identity in the Composition Classroom.” 18th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. June 1, 2018.
“Playing Beyond the Classroom: Using Games to Create Brave Spaces.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018. Kansas City, MO. March 15, 2018.
“Pedagogy and Playfulness: Exploring Games in the Composition Classroom.” Workshop Facilitator. Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018. Kansas City, MO. March 14, 2018
“Remixing Memory: Multiracial Identity Work in Remember Me.” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association 2017 National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 15, 2017.
“Playing Politics: Role-Playing in the FYC Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017. Portland, OR. March 18, 2017.
“Gaming Rhetoric: The Intersection of Affect and Object.” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 28, 2016
“Gaming, Not Gamification: Using Role-Playing Games in the Writing Classroom.” Computers and Writing 2016. May 20, 2016.
“The Madwoman on Etsy.” 10th Biennial Feminsims and Rhetorics Conference. Tempe, AZ. October 31, 2015.
“Butler with Lacan.” University of North Texas Critical Voices Conference. Denton, TX. March 2013.
“A Prison of My Own Flesh: The Public and the Private in a Neoliberal Age.” University of North Texas Critical Voices Conference. Denton, TX. March 2012.
“Gaming, not Gamification: RPGs in the FYC classroom.” Student Works in Progress and Pedagogy. Clemson University. September 28, 2015.
“Working with GameSalad.” Serious Games Colloquium. Clemson University. October 13, 2014.
Service to the Profession
Publicity Coordinator, Council for Play and Game Studies at CCCC. 2018-Present
WPA-GO Diversity and Outreach Committee, 2017-2018.
WPA-GO Research/Writing Group, 2017–2018
Volunteer. C’s the Day: Official conference game of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2018-2019.
Service to the University
First Year Forum Leader, Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences. Fall 2019.
Outcome Assessment, Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition. 2019.
Clemson University Graduate Student Government Senator. August 2016–May 2017.
Clemson University Graduate Student Government Senate Finance Committee, September 2016–May 2017.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS & COURSES TAUGHT
Assistant Teaching Professor
- WRT 109: Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing (Honors)
- WRT 105: Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing
- WRT 205: Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing: Writing and Technology
- CAS 101: First-Year Forum
August 2014–May 2018
Graduate Teacher of Record
- Technical Writing: Last Word Role-Playing Game
- World Literature: Identity after Colonialism
- Accelerated Composition: World of Rhetoric: Fake News! (Online)
- Technical Writing
- Business Writing (Online)
- Accelerated Composition: World of Rhetoric Accelerated Composition
University of North Texas
August 2013–January 2014
- College Writing II
Tarrant County College
August 2012–August 2014
- English Composition I
- English Composition II
El Centro Community College
January 2011–May 2014
- Introduction to Computers
University of North Texas
January 2011–May 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant
- “Masterpieces of World Literature from the Ancients through the Early Renaissance”
- “Masterpieces of World Literature since the Renaissance”
- “American Literature
from 1870 to Present”
Council for Play and Game Studies at CCCC
Council of Writing Program Administrators – Graduate Organization (WPA-GO)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)