Editing as Inclusion Activism
Department of Writing and Communication
Those of us who work at universities are accustomed to the way diversity and inclusion initiatives become institutionalized. Internal grant applications ask how the proposed research is relevant to a university's mission in relation to diversity; required online surveys are distributed to assure that faculty and staff understand accessibility guidelines; task forces, committees, and planning groups articulate goals related to diversity and inclusion. The application of these rhetorical acts in daily academic life undulates, sometimes visible and meaningful, other times fading into the scenery, becoming background to seemingly more pressing matters. We address these questions as they relate to scholarly publishing in rhetoric and composition journals, questions that affect editors and authors as well as those who teach and study in the field. As editorial team members of Composition Studies, a biannual independent print journal, we detail strategies for creating a home for diversity in our field.
Blewett, K., LaVecchia, C. M., Micciche, L. R., & Morris, J. (2019). Editing as Inclusion Activism. College English, 81 (4), 273-296. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/802
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