Please join us for the research presentation of our colleague Kelly Moreland. A description of Kelly's research is provided below.
“Embodying the Role of the Professor”: How TAs Perform Embodiment in First-Year Writing Classrooms
Kelly’s dissertation project explores how a group of first-year graduate teaching associates (TAs) at Bowling Green State University perform embodiment in their first-year writing classrooms. To study how TAs’ embodied performances influence their identities as novice or experienced writing instructors, Kelly conducted a mixed-methods case study of the Fall 2017 Composition Instructors’ Workshop course (ENG 6020). In this presentation, Kelly and one of her co-researchers, Madelaine, will introduce the study and discuss findings regarding how TAs perform embodiment through two emerging themes: embodied engagement and embodied authority.