Publications & Conferences


“’This call may be monitored and recorded’: Video Visitation as a Form of Surveillance Technology and Its Effect on Incarcerated Motherhood.” Screen Bodies, December 2019.

Review of Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication written by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol 16, no 2, 2019.

“How on earth are you supposed to mother your children from behind bars?” Thinking in Public, 2019.

“How She Writes Beyond Four Walls.” How We Write from UT’s UWC, ep. 5, 2018,

Review of Women Doing Life: Gender, Punishment, and the Struggle for Identity, written by Lora Bex Lempert. E3W Review of Books, vol. 18, 2018. Print.  

“Everything Doesn’t Need to be Bigger in Texas: ISAP’s Approach to Ending Sexual Assault in Texas Prisons.” Revolution, Summer 2017. Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. 

“Action Rhetoric Project.” Performing Feminist Action: a toolbox for feminist research & teaching. 2016.

Conference Presentations

Presenter, “Kathy Boudin’s Prison Activism and Its Effect on Black Incarcerated Motherhood,” RSA, Minneapolis, MN, 2018

Presenter, “Let the Mothers Teach Them: Using Incarcerated Mother’s Literacy Practices to Inform the Classroom,” CCCC, Kansas City, MO, 2018                                     

Presenter, “The Disembodiment of Bans Against Shackling,” IU “Words Matter” Graduate Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2017

Co-Facilitator, “The Action Rhetoric Project” Workshop, CCCC, Houston, TX, 2016

Chair, “The Risks and Rewards of Women and Words: Maternal Rhetorics Negotiated,” Feminism and Rhetorics, Tempe, AZ, 201                                          

Presenter, “Women Prisoners Making Motherhood Through Writing,” Feminism and Rhetorics, Tempe, AZ, 2015

Chair, “Rhetorical Approaches to Literature” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA2015

Presenter, “Performativity of Pinto Poetry” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, 2015 

Presenter, “The Chain Gang Zombies: Offering an Antidote to Mental Slavery Through Quarantining the African American Prisoner In Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, 2014

Presenter, “Multifaceted Approaches to Prison Studies & Women’s Studies,” TCU’s American Culture Interest Group, Fort Worth, TX, 2014

Facilitator, “The Reasonable and Sensible: Toward a Rhetorical Theory of Justice,” TCU Rhetoric & Composition Reading Group, Fort Worth, TX, 2013