I am Jesse Rice-Evans (she/her/hers), a PhD student in rhetoric and composition at the CUNY Graduate Center studying digital rhetoric, embodiment theory, and disability writing. Because of my interest in critical politics and cultural studies, my work stretches across many areas in the humanities, but my current research looks at queer and disabled communities creating their own dialects on Twitter, and the queer meme community on Instagram. I am *stoked* to be the first-ever queer instructor to teach a queer literature class at CCNY (alongside Prof. Stella, of course).
This semester, I’m letting all my students know a bit about my own access needs:
I’m Andréa Stella, also a PhD student in composition and rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center. I’m a Gemini and my research foci are anti-racist pedagogies, harm reduction strategies in institutional settings, and femme/queer everything. Hopefully this semester will challenge your perception of academia and the dreaded “English” classroom.