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AREAS OF INTEREST

Digital Cultures and Identity, Affective and Emotional Rhetorics, Public Rhetorics, Game Studies and Design, Curriculum Development

EDUCATION

May 2018

Clemson University     
May 2018

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
Summer 2015
Visiting Scholar

University of North Texas
May 2012
MA in English

University of Texas at Arlington
May 2009
BA in English

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

OneShot: A Journal of Critical Games and Play, 2019-Present

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

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 ProgymnasmataTextshop  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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

​​​​​​“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.

LOCAL PRESENTATIONS

“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

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

Syracuse University
August 2018–Present

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

Clemson University
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

Adjunct Instructor

  • College Writing II

Tarrant County College
August 2012–August 2014

Adjunct Instructor

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II

El Centro Community College
January 2011–May 2014

Adjunct Instructor

  • 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”

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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)