I am examining the ways in which people communicate across difference.
PhD, Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1990
MA, English, University of Massachusetts‑Boston, 1986
BS, Nursing, Boston University, 1976
"Deliberative Acts: Democracy, Rhetoric, and Rights" – State College: Penn State University Press, 2013. (Series on Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation). State College: Penn State UP, 2013. Rhetoric Society of America Book Award, 2014.
"Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored" – State College: Penn State UP, 1998. (Series on Literature and Philosophy). Ross Winterowd Book Award, 1999.
"Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing" – Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing
"Reversals of Precarity: Rewriting Refugees as Neoliberal Subjects” – Precarious Rhetorics. Ed. Wendy S. Hesford, Adela C. Licona, and Christa Teston. Columbus OH: Ohio State UP.
University at Buffalo:
Professor Emerita, 2021-
Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Writing, 2012-2015
UB/Singapore Institute of Management Cooperative Education Program, Visiting Professor, 2004-2005
Affiliated Faculty: Asian Studies; Global Gender Sexuality Studies; Immigration and Refugee Research Institute