Upcoming Events and Readings:
Readings of 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym will be held throughout New York’s Capital District in conjunction with the release of the book. (Dates and locations coming soon.)
March 12, 2018
Hip-Hop Week Keynote Lecture, sponsored by the Damietta Cross-Cultural Center, Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. (Guests TBD.)
April 5-8, 2018
Appalachian Studies Association Conference, hosted by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition (UACC), Cincinnati, Ohio.
Readings of 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym will be held throughout the Appalachian region including locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia. (Dates and locations TBD.)
Past Events and Readings:
June 23, 2017
12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym (West Virginia University Press, 2018) reading, 34th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association at West Liberty University, West Liberty, W.V.
Recent Conference Presentations
Writing About Fighting: Rhetoric and Working Class Masculinity. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas. (2016, April)
I Ain’t No College Boy: Voices from Hip-Hop’s Dirty South. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Florida. (2015, March)
Spatial Rhetorics of Identity: Hip-Hop’s Impact on Working-Class Appalachian College Students.Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana. (2014, March).
“Rhetoric(s) of the College Diploma: Academic Ethos in Rural Appalachia.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2013, March).
“The Hillbilly as Rhetorical Myth: (Re)framing Appalachian Identity.” 15th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2012, May).
Recent Speaking Engagements
Visiting Writer. Sponsored by the Virginia Military Institute Department of English, Lexington, Virginia. (2015, November).
Visiting Writer. Sponsored by the Ohio University Department of English, Athens, Ohio. (2015, October).
Visiting Writer. Sponsored by The Marshall University Visiting Writers Series, Huntington, West Virginia. (2015, October)
“The Rhetoric of Appalachian Identity” Book Signing. Empire Books, Huntington, West Virginia. (2015, October).
“Soundtrack to Hip-Hop Values: Family, Feminism, and Education.”. Sponsored by Damietta Cross Cultural Center, Loudonville, New York. (2014, March).
Faces of Hip-Hop: A Discussion of Race and Identity. Sponsored by Damietta Cross Cultural Center, Loudonville, New York. (2013, November).