About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: WS399: LGBT Studies
I just submitted my last grades for Spring 2008. The term is finished. Well, almost. Heather and I gave out two incompletes for our Women Studies course. But otherwise, I am finished. Some quick end of the term reflections: Teaching … Continue reading
Victor Villaneuva has a post over at the CCCC blog titled Rhetorics of Racism. It’s a great read, critiquing rhetoric used around racism, drawing on Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s four tropes of racism (abstract liberalism, naturalization, cultural racism/biologicization of racism, and minimization), … Continue reading
Earlier this term Heather and I asked our LGBT studies students to provide us with some anonymous feedback on how the course is going. One student wrote that he/she/ze feels that we grade on opinion. My initial reaction was from … Continue reading
I just got a call from a friend who works as an academic adviser on campus. He told me that a student complained to him about my extreme delay in getting work back to students in her class. This is … Continue reading