Writing the Body: Writing Centers and Pronouns


Technology, Uncategorized

By Neil Simpkins – During my sophomore year of college, I was starting my gender transition, coming out to my friends and family about my disability, and taking a class about disability studies and personal memoir. In that class, we read Eli Clare’s Exile and Pride, Harriet McBryde Johnson’s Too Late to Die Young, and Meri […]

October 2, 2017

Queering RAD Research in Writing Center Studies


Uncategorized

By Neil Simpkins and Virginia Schwarz Neil and Virginia are in the Composition and Rhetoric PhD program at UW-Madison and tutor in the university writing center. Neil is working on a dissertation proposal exploring how disabled students experience writing-intensive classrooms. Virginia studies program and classroom assessment and is designing a dissertation study on contract grading. […]

November 9, 2015

Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ Students in the Writing Center


Peer Tutoring, Tutorial Talk and Methods, Uncategorized, Writing Center Tutors

By Neil Simpkins Neil is a first-year writing center instructor at UW-Madison and a graduate student in Composition and Rhetoric. He previously worked at the Agnes Scott College writing center as a tutor and coordinator. He loves cats, rabbits, and tutoring personal statements. In a rare moment of downtime during my writing center shift, I […]

November 18, 2013