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WP and CCR Welcomes New Doctoral Students

cmLindsey Banister is a California native who comes to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program with an MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, with a specialization in the teaching of rhetoric, from San Diego State University and a BA from Pepperdine. Her scholarly interests include cultural rhetoric as it pertains to women, cross-cultural/transnational identities, and visual rhetoric and its permeations into pop culture.

She has taught at SDSU and in Germany (as a Fulbright Scholar), as well as worked in the Pepperdine Writing Center. Her other interests include swimming and water polo, movies, camping/hiking, brewing beer, surviving the Syracuse snow, and traveling.

cmTamara B. Issak comes to CCR with an MA in English from Rutgers University (Ralph Bunche Fellow) and a BA in English and Secondary Education from William Paterson University (Presidential Scholar).

New Jersey born and raised, she has taught English and writing at Abu Nour’s Orphanage in Damascus, DePaul University, Concordia University, Rutgers, and Triton Community College-Chicago and was also a Fulbright Fellow in Syria 2008-2009.

Tamara also works as a contributing radio producer and host of Tahrir: Voices of the Arab and Muslim Community which airs on Pacifica’s WBAI 99.5 FM NYC.

cmTheresa Magdelena Keicher comes to the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program with an MA in English and a BA in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University. She taught WRT 105 and 205 as a Teaching Assistant in the WP.

Her areas of research include critical race and gender theory, critical pedagogy, neo-colonial studies, and the history of US upper education and specialization.

Theresa is a native central New Yorker, whose hobbies include running, dancing, singing, and, of course, reading.

jlJess Pauszek arrives at SU with an MA in English from Northeastern University and a BA in English and French from Stetson University.

Her scholarly interests include community engagement, composition pedagogy, feminist methodology, and global englishes.

She has worked in several writing centers and has summer session teaching experience at Phillips Academy Andover. She also worked at Johns Hopkins as part of the Civic Leadership Institute.

Jess played Division I volleyball and is an avid movie lover and devout Buffalo sports fan.

jlKarrieann Soto earned an MA in English Education and a BA in Secondary English Teaching with Use of Multimedia Technology from the University of Puerto Rico. She has taught basic and intermediate composition courses, was part of the English Technology Center and Language Lab, and was a Research Assistant in a project about the production of digital bilingual books by elementary school students.

Karrieann's research interests include cultural rhetorics of music media production and consumption in Puerto Rico, multimodal literacies, politics of language policies, influence of popular culture in language development, transnationalism. Her off campus interests include bodyboarding, traveling, going to concerts as often as possible, and discovering new music.

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