Presentations

Conference Papers Invited Talks  |  Workshops  |  Interviews

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Trump’s Stump: On the Risky Appeal(s) of Donald Trump’s Anti-Rhetoric.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. (Mar. 2017)

“What Are the Shared Exigencies for Contemporary Histories of Rhetoric?” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. (May 2016)

“Conceding Composition: How FYC Helped Reorient Higher Education in the GI Bill Era.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. (Apr. 2016)

“Accrediting English.” National Council of Teachers of English. Minneapolis, MN. (Nov. 2015)

“Teaching Teachers to Write for Publication in Islamabad, Pakistan.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. (Mar. 2015)

“A Master Plan: A History of Higher Education and the Rhetorical Redefinition of Tenure.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. (May 2014)

“Revisiting Historical Methodologies: Macro-, Micro-, and Genitive Histories.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. (Mar. 2014)

“Accreditation and the Origins of Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. (Mar. 2013)

“Adams Sherman Hill, Accreditation, and the ‘Birth’ of First-Year Composition.” Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. (May 2012)

“The Normals: Normal Schools and Composition History.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. (Mar. 2012)

“Contesting the WPA Professionalization Narrative: A Local History of Writing Program Administration.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. (Apr. 2011)

“Reconsidering Professionalization Programs for Grad Student Administrators.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. (Jul. 2010)

“Building the CWPA Mentoring Project Blog” with Michael Day, Cristyn Elder, Michele Eodice, Joe Janangelo, Duane Roen, Megan Schoen, and Sheldon Walcher. Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. (Jul. 2010)

“YouTube’s Vault: Rhetorical Invention in the Video Archive.” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. (May 2010)

“Material Archives and the ‘New’ Historiography.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. (Mar. 2010)

“The Logic of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Pathos.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. (Mar. 2009)

“Effective Peer Reviews: The Importance of Creating Dialogue.” 2009 ASU Composition Conference. Tempe, AZ. (Feb. 2009)

“Complicating Genres in First-Year Composition: A Reality Check.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA. (Apr. 2008)

“Getting Past ‘It’s Good’: Making Peer Reviews Useful and Effective.” 2008 ASU Composition Conference. Tempe, AZ. (Mar. 2008)

“Reading the Sorrow of Love in Bao Ninh’s The Sorrow of War.Vietnam War Literature and Film International Conference. Honolulu, HI. (Nov. 2005)

INVITED TALKS

“Historiography and the History of Rhetoric.” Texas Tech University, via Skype. (Apr. 2017)

“‘Rhetoricians on the Moon’ and Historical Research in Rhetoric and Composition.” University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, via Skype. (Apr. 2017)

Respondent, “Interrogating History in the Interspaces: Rhetoric, Composition, & Metadata Tools.” Conference on College Composition & Communication. Portland, OR. (Mar. 2017)

Respondent, “Cultivating a Public Voice: Entering Public Discourse as Public Intellectuals, Experts, Activists, & Digital Citizens.” Conference on College Composition & Communication. Portland, OR. (Mar. 2017)

“Doing Archival Research.” Arizona State University, via Skype. (Feb. 2016)

‘Remediation’ in the United States: A Brief History.” SJSU Academic Senate Retreat. San José State University. San José, CA. (Feb. 2016)

Why Studying Writing Matters.” International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. National University of Modern Languages-Islamabad, via video. (Oct. 2015)

Off the Bleeding Edge: A Case for Researching and Writing (about) ‘Boring’ Stuff.” Center for Writing Visiting Speaker Series. Texas A&M-Commerce. (Apr. 2015)

“Of Funding, Federalism, and First-Year Composition: Writing Instruction in American Universities’ ‘Golden Age.’” UNT Postwar Faculty Colloquium. UNT. (Apr. 2015).

“Recentering NUML-Islamabad’s Writing Resource Center.” U.S. Department of State University Partnerships Best Practices Workshop. UNT. (Nov. 2014)

Why College Writing Matters.” UNT Writing Program. UNT. (Aug. 2014)

Who Cares if Rhetoricians Landed on the Moon?Martha Gano Houstoun Distinguished Visiting Professor in Literary Criticism. University of Houston. (Feb. 2013)

“Doing Archival Research.” Arizona State University, via Skype. (Oct. 2012)

A Discussion on ‘Getting Published as a Graduate Student: From Conference Paper to Publication.’” Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. (May 2012) [handout]

“Juggling Roles: Blending Parenthood and Graduate Studies.” ASU Graduate College. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (Apr. 2010)

WORKSHOPS

Speaker/Facilitator. “Teaching with Portfolios.” SJSU First-Year Writing Program. San José State University. (May 17, 2017)

Speaker/Facilitator. “Opening the Archives: Considering Questions of Access, Space, and Connection(s).” CCCC pre-convention workshop. Indianapolis, IN. (Mar. 2014)

Speaker/Facilitator. “The Private and Public Work of Archival Research: Considering Physical and Digital Archival Spaces.” CCCC pre-convention workshop. Las Vegas, NV. (Mar. 2013)

Speaker/Facilitator. “Negotiating Archival Spaces: Exploring Existing Archives and Building New Ones.” CCCC pre-convention workshop. Atlanta, GA. (Apr. 2011)

Speaker/Facilitator. “Charting Historical Waters: Articulating Strategies for Archival Research.” CCCC pre-convention workshop. San Francisco, CA. (Mar. 2009)

INTERVIEWS

Interview with Joel Heng Hartse for the Language U podcast. “Episode 4 – Conceding Composition with Ryan Skinnell.” Feb. 24, 2017.

Three Questions with Ryan Skinnell, Assistant Professor at San José State University.” Unique Collections at UNT Libraries. University Libraries, University of North Texas. Nov. 19, 2015.

“An Interview with Dr. Ryan Skinnell, by Khadija Maleeha, Urooj Sheeza, & Zirwa Gulzar.” Rawal Chronicle, 2013-2014. Government Post Graduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Jun. 20, 2014): 12-8.