Welcome Dr. Temptaous Mckoy to the Peitho Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Temptaous Mckoy will serve as the next Associate Editor of Peitho. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mckoy to the Peitho leadership team!

Dr. Mckoy is an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Technical Communication at Bowie State University. Her strengths include the following:

  • an emphasis on diversity and inclusion through fostering mentoring opportunities;
  • previous experience as an editorial assistant for Technical Communications Quarterly (August 2015–May 2016), which she completed while at East Carolina University during her doctoral studies;
  • strong abilities in social media outreach;
  • an interest in using the book reviews feature as an opportunity to highlight/cite historically marginalized scholars.

Temptaous Mckoy, from Spring Lake, NC, is an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Technical and Professional Communication at Bowie State University. Her research focuses on redefining the field of TPC and challenging it to be more inclusive of the (in)formal communicative and learning practices as found in Black communities, such as HBCUs. She is an HBCU alum (Elizabeth City State Univ.) and also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She obtained her BA in English from Elizabeth City State University ('13); her MA in Professional Communication and Leadership ('15) from Armstrong State University (Now GA Southern at Armstrong); and her PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication from East Carolina University ('19). In her work as Associate Editor of Peitho, she will prioritize new titles for review that are published by historically marginalized scholars to leverage Peitho’s platform to take tangible steps toward a more inclusive field of scholarship in the feminist history of rhetoric and composition. Specifically, she believes book reviews can amplify the contributions of historically marginalized scholars in important and impactful ways.

You can follow her on social media at the following handles: @ScoraTemp2(Twitter) and @T.Mckoy2019(Instagram).

Call for Advisory Board Nominations

The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition seeks nominations** for its active Advisory Board for the 2020-2022 term. Both peer- and self-nominations are encouraged.

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“Moving” Days

January through April, in an even year, mark "moving" days for the Coalition, in more ways than one. But this year began with a unique kind of movement: Peitho journal's moving to a fully online format. If you haven't already, please do check out Issue 22.1 (Fall/Winter 2019). Jen Wingard, Jen England, and Peitho's editorial team worked diligently to put out this beautiful issue, in and around constraints caused by our decision to redesign the Coalition website.

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Apply to be the next Digital Media and Outreach Director

The CFSHRC is seeking the organization's next Digital Media and Outreach Director. Applications are due 1/15/2020.

Overview: Over the past several years, digital media use within the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition has increased considerably. Currently, the CFSHRC boasts not only a long-standing listerv and website but also Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with a team of volunteers who contribute to regular content and livetweet at conferences. Eager to make the most of these resources while meeting the demands of effective communication both within and beyond the Coalition, we are pleased to recruit the next CFSHRC Digital Media and Outreach Director to lead these endeavors.

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Writing Our Future: Feminist Collaborations between CCCC Feminist Caucus and the Coalition

Because of our shared interest in feminist work within writing studies and rhetoric, the co-authors, who are 2 of 4 co-chairs of the Feminist Caucus, provide here a brief history of the work of our group, projects that overlap with the values and interests of Coalition members, and an update on our current project, creating a online archive of the Feminist Workshop held annually at CCCC. We also describe some ideas we've been co-developing with Coalition president Tarez Graban for collaborative ventures in the future. 

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In Solidarity with Syracuse U faculty and students

Dear Coalition members and friends, 

We write today with concern and to inform. Many of you may already be following the unfolding events regarding racist, white surpremacist hate speech incidents on Syracuse University's campus. The story is being shared widely on social media, and we wanted to ensure that members not on social media are aware and have the resources to stand in solidarity with the faculty and students of color who have been threatened. 

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Announcing the Shirley Wilson Logan Diversity Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a new award in honor of one Dr. Shirley Wilson Logan, a mentor to us all from whom we continue to learn.

The purpose of the Shirley Wilson Logan Diversity Scholarship award is to encourage feminist scholarship (particularly historical in nature) by graduate scholars from diverse and historically un or underrepresented groups. The award will be given to first-time presenters at the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference. The award includes both a monetary award ($500 each for up to 6 awardees) and participation in a specially designated session at the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference.  Applicants should have an already-accepted presentation for the conference.  

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2019 Coalition Awards

We are pleased to recognize the following feminist scholars for their outstanding work. We thank these scholars for the care, honestly, and commitment they show to feminists in history and present of our fields and professions. Thank you to the many many people who served on awards committees, and to Lisa Mastrangelo for leading the expanding and important awards committees. The following awards announcements were composed by Lisa Mastrangelo:

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“Don’t Slow Down”

You might believe, and still you feel
The chase has just begun
That you must reach that horizon before
The setting of the sun.
You chase the light in front of you
Nightfall close behind
If you stop to catch your breath
You know what you will find.

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Call for FemRhet Archives!

Dear Coalition Friends,

As we prepare for the upcoming Feminisms and Rhetorics Conferences, I would like to put out a call for some images and videos you have reflecting key moments in the history of the organization (such as documents from the Wednesday night SIGs, Coalition member meet-ups) and the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference.

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