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Strategies for Antiracist & Decolonial Language Pedagogy in the Online Writing Classroom

Webinar Leaders: Rachael Shapiro, Missy Watson, & Jude Miller

Date of Webinar: September 27, 2021

Overview

Writing teachers are becoming increasingly attentive to the fact that we may perpetuate, enable, or sustain systemic racism by teaching and assessing through the lens of White language supremacy (Inoue). Yet, it can be difficult to know how to get started in working for linguistic justice in practical ways in our day-to-day teaching. In this webinar, we draw from our combined experience in antiracist linguistic justice work and online pedagogy to offer concrete strategies for online writing teachers. We will briefly explore the theoretical concepts of monolingualism and translingual praxis before inviting participants to consider strategies for three specific sites for linguistic justice: critical learning outcomes, critical inquiry, and feedback and assessment.

Participants will:

  • Learn about translingual praxis, an antimonolingualist, antiracist, and decolonial approach to teaching writing
  • Be presented with a range of translingual approaches that participants could immediately put into practice in their own online and face-to-face classes
  • Practice taking a translingual approach to provide sentence-level feedback on student writing

Webinar Leader Bios


Dr. Rachael Shapiro is Associate Professor of Writing Arts at Rowan University, where she is currently serving as the Provost’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has taught developmental, freshman, critical research, professional, and digital writing classes both online and face-to-face, in addition to years of writing center work. Dr. Shapiro has focused her research, teaching, and service on social justice, linguistic diversity, and antiracist and decolonial pedagogy for fifteen years in areas like digital literacies, language politics, feminism, and globalization. Her work has appeared in journals like College English, Composition Forum, and Literacy in Composition Studies.

Dr. Missy Watson is Associate Professor at City College of New York, CUNY. She serves as the Director of First-Year Writing and the Writing Across the Curriculum Programs, and she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, pedagogy, language, and literacy. Her research lies at the intersection of composition, translingualism, and second language writing and revolves around seeking social and racial justice. Her recent publications can be found in the Journal of Basic Writing, Basic Writing e-Journal, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, the Journal of Second Language Writing, and Pedagogy.

Dr. Jude Miller is a Lecturer in Rowan University’s Writing Arts department, where he is the Assistant Coordinator of the First-Year Writing Program. He primarily teaches courses in the First-Year Writing sequence, as well as technical and professional writing courses. He currently serves as the At-Large member of the CCCC OWI Standing Group, and he has been an active member of GSOLE since 2019.


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