Leigh Elion

Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center


BA| Brown University| 2005

MA| Boston College| 2008

PhD| University of Wisconsin-Madison| 2017


“Gentrification and Non-Verbal Public Discourse: Opportunities and Challenges for a Community-Engaged Sonic Rhetoric.” Conference on Community Writing. Philadelphia, September 2019

“Using Tutor Neuro-atypicality to Challenge Normative Reading Practice.” Panel on “Performing Access Within, Through, and Because of the Writing Center” (panel coordinator). Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, March 2019

 “Soundscaping the Changing Neighborhood: The Sonic Rhetoric of Gentrification.” Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing. Nashville, Sept 2018

“Windows Into the Tenderloin: Challenging Hegemonic Looking Practices in San Francisco.” Panel on “Rhetorics Beyond Persuasion” (panel co-coordinator), Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, May 2018

“Counter-Diagnosing Our Tutoring Strategies: Tutor Neuroatypicality-as-Opportunity.” International Writing Centers Association. Chicago, Nov 2017

“Object-Oriented Ethnography: Testing a New Materialist Approach to Critical Rhetorical Field Methods.” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, May 2016

“Shot with an iPhone: Visual Rhetoric & the Limits of Persuasion in Violent Spaces.” Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter Annual Symposium. Madison, April 2016

“Tactical Multi-Modality: San Francisco’s Community Muralists Respond to Gentrification.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, April 2016