On Wednesday, March 3 at 4:00pm, the Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy Studies program in the Department of English will virtually host Professor Staci Perryman-Clark, who will deliver the 2021 Corbett Lecture.
Professor Perryman-Clark’s talk—“The Work of Writing Never Ends: Using Students' Right to Their Own Language to Bridge Writing Across the Curriculum and Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Opportunities”—draws from her research on partnerships between Writing Across the Curriculum, faculty development and diversity and inclusion programs. She will describe the ways in which such collaborations can forward the mission of the CCCC's Students' Right to Their Own Language Resolution, support enrollment and retention efforts and enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives at the institutional level.
Dr. Perryman-Clark is a professor of English and African American and African Studies at Western Michigan University, where she also serves as the director of the Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies. Her research focuses on creating culturally relevant pedagogies and curricular designs to support all students' expository writing practices. She is the author of Afrocentric Teacher-Research: Rethinking Appropriateness and Inclusion, the co-editor of Students’ Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Sourcebook, and the co-editor of Black Perspectives in Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center—which won the 2020 Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Her articles have appeared in Composition Studies, Pedagogy, Teaching English in the Two Year College, The Journal of Teaching Writing, Composition Forum, Writing Program Administration, Computers and Composition, College English and College Composition and Communication.
The Corbett Lecture was established in 1999 through the generosity of the estate of Professor Edward P.J. Corbett. Recent Corbett Lectures have been delivered by Carmen Kynard (2016), Asao Inoue (2017), Karma Chávez (2018), Natasha Jones (2019) and Rebecca Walton (2020). Please join us for Professor Perryman-Clark’s lecture this year!