I am currently the Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stevenson University in Maryland, and a doctoral candidate in the English Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Before attending The Graduate Center, I received my masters in English with a certificate in teaching at two-year colleges at DePaul University in Chicago, and was an adjunct in Northeast Pennsylvania. During my time at CUNY, I was a graduate teaching fellow at BMCC and an Instructional Technology Fellow through the Macaulay Honors College. I also completed my certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, was the co-director of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, and was formerly the co-chair of the GC Composition & Rhetoric Group. I also taught as an instructor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
My research focuses on the relationship between technology and writing, which leads me to apply digital humanities methods to the questions raised by composition and rhetoric theory. My general research interests also include textual studies, new media, and post-humanism. I am the co-founder and project manager of The Writing Studies Tree, the digital project I work on with Ben Miller and Jill Belli. I also serve as an editor of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and have been nominated to the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association. The purpose of this blog is to centralize my thoughts on the role of technology in my scholarship and teaching. You can also follow me on twitter @amandalicastro.