By js, 21 January, 2009, No Comment

Beginning to formalize my plan for my dissertation work.

My committee consists of:

  • Rich Rice (chair) http://richrice.com
  • Rebecca Rickly http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/rickly
  • Brian Still.  http://www.brianstill.com


  • Reading List February 09
  • Preproposal March ’09
  • Exams June ’09
  • Proposal August ’09
  • Defense  June ’10

Working Title

Chicana Blogs: Merging Rhetoric, Culture and Technology

Research Questions:

  • What rhetorical strategies do Chicana bloggers utilize in their blogs?
  • To what ends are these rhetorical strategies used?
  • How have digital literacy skills affected their construction of an online racial identity?
  • What implications does this knowledge have in the writing classroom?

Focus of Dissertation:


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