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How I Write: A Conversation with Deondra Rose and Jennifer Ahern-Dodson

April 15th, 2016
12:00 PM


Friday, April 15, 2016

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)

Light lunch served

Join us for a conversation between Deondra Rose and Jennifer Ahern-Dodson about how Rose approaches her writing.

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Write Program and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.  

This event is part of the How I Write series, in which Jennifer Ahern-Dodson talks with working writers across disciplines about their writing lives. What does it look like when they sit down to write? What sustains them in large projects? How do they overcome writing obstacles? When do they find the most joy in their work? Invited guests discuss a range of writing topics, including organizing and managing projects, generating ideas, cultivating creativity, balancing writing research/teaching/mentoring/ administrative commitments, the role of peer review and community support for their work.

Deondra Rose

Duke University

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.  In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Dr. Rose’s research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality.  She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the role that landmark higher education programs like the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments have played in shaping the progress that American women have made since the mid-twentieth century.

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson

Duke University

Image credit: Melissa Eggleston

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson is Associate Director for the Duke Language, Arts and Media Program and the Director of Outreach for the Thompson Writing Program. She consults with faculty across the disciplines on ways to employ and assess writing in their own courses, and she advocates for faculty as writers and teachers. She teaches writing courses on student activism and digital storytelling and researches faculty learning communities by focusing on stories of writing: How we write, why we write, for whom we write, and what brings us joy in our work. Her current research centers on the relationship between our writing stories and our teaching stories.