Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication
258 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Mar 2017

Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

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In Performing Antiracist Pedagogy, Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young seek to help create openings to address race and racism not only in course readings and class discussion in writing, rhetoric, and communication courses but also in wider public settings. The contributors to this collection, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, urge readers to renew their commitment to intelligently and publicly deliberate race and to counteract the effects of racism. The book is both theoretically rigorous and practical, providing readers with insightful analyses of race and racism and useful classroom suggestions and examples.

Contributors: Chiara Bacigalupa, Sophia Bell, Susan Leigh Brooks, Frankie Condon, Rasha Diab, John Dean, Thomas Ferrell, Beth Godbee, Dae-Joong Kim, Timothy Lensmire, Calvin M. Logue, Aja Y. Martinez, Rebecca Nathan, Bobbi Olson, Jessica Parker, Charise Pimentel, Octavio Pimentel, Mya Poe, Neil Simpkins, Nathan Snaza, Deatra Sullivan, Vershawn Ashanti Young

Frankie Condon completed her BFA at York University in Theatre (Performing Arts, Honours), her MA at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD at the University at Albany (State University of New York). Prior to her arrival at the University of Waterloo, she taught at Siena College in Loudonville New York, St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Vershawn Ashanti Young is a member of the faculty of arts at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Iowa and the University of Kentucky. He teaches communication, English, and performance studies. He serves as a consultant to schools and organizations in the areas of cultural competency and diversity. He values collaboration and has authored or co-authored several books, including Other People's English: Code Meshing, Code Switching, and African American Literacy (Teachers College Press 2014). His articles have appeared in African American ReviewAmerican Literary HistoryPMLACollege Communication and CompositionJournal of Advanced Composition, and Souls. For the past decade, he has been developing the concept of code-meshing, using multiple Englishes and dialects in formal written and oral communication in school and at work. For more on code-meshing and Vershawn, see

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