My scholarship asks: How do minoritized writers experience and employ writing?
My research takes an empirical, qualitative approach to center the lived experiences of individuals who are often not constructed as writers.
My dissertation ethnographically traces the literacy practices of Latinx immigrant writers who work as university custodians. It argues that 1) these writers face institutional writing regulation and 2) that they respond by employing and constructing non-regulated writing practices. By doing so, I seek to contribute to a more inclusive and critical conception of writing practices in institutions of higher education. An article developed from this project, “Who has the Right to Write? University Custodians and Constructions of Writing as White Property” has been published in College English.
My future research projects continue to investigate the relationship among ownership, writing, and belonging, especially in racialized contexts.