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Emily M. Legg 
legge@purdue.edu Purdue University 500 Oval DriveDepartment of English West Lafayette, IN 47901
Doctorate of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Composition (Expected Spring 2016)Purdue University
Primary Area
: Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Area(s)
: Rhetoric, Technology, and Digital Writing; ProfessionalWriting; Public Rhetorics
: Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body, New Media Studies, VisualRhetoric, Modern Rhetorical Theory, Native American Languages
Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition, August 2011Purdue University
: Writing Orality: Claiming Rhetorical Sovereignty in Ecologies of Rhetorics
: Archives and Digital Humanities, Computers in Language andRhetoric, Writing in Virtual Worlds, Minority Rhetorics, Classical RhetoricalTheory, Postmodern Rhetorical Theory, Composition Theory
Bachelor of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies, May 2005University of Oklahoma
: History
: Native America Literature, Postcolonial Literature, BritishLiterature, History of the English Language, Semiotics, Literary Theory, ColdWar History, Ethnography of Communication, Language and Politics, andSyntax
Conference Presentations
Selu’s Body: Toward an Indigenous Understanding of Bodies, Community,and Knowledge
” (upcoming) Native American and Indigenous StudiesAssociation (NAISA) Conference, Uncasville, CT, 2012
Throw Tomahawk, Cast Spirit Walk: The Problems of Agency and Representation of American Indians in Video Games
” (upcoming) RSA,Philadelphia, 2012
Writing Our Way(s): (Re)Negotiating Native American IdentitiesThrough/With Technology 
” (upcoming) Computers & Writing, Raleigh, NC,2012
The TOWN Project: Student-Driven Collaborative Learning through Social Media
” (upcoming) CCCC Computer Connection, St. Louis, 2012
My Little (Othered) Pony: Friendship Gets Complicated 
” Feminism andRhetorics, Mankato, MN, 2011
 Access, Audience, Agency: What the Digital Archive Has to TeachStudents
” CCCC, Atlanta, 2011"
From Third Person Writer to First Person Speaker: Facebook, Real-Time and the Refocus of Ethos In/With the Composition Student 
" Computers &Writing, Purdue University, 2010"
Containing the Rhetoric of Peaceful Coexistence: An Examination of thePopular Press During the Cold War Thaw 
" American Studies Symposium,Purdue University, 2010
Other Presentations
Guest Speaker, “It’s Getting Hot in Here: Intersectionality and VideoGames” Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast, April 1, 2011
Digital Rhetorics
” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag, Spring 2011
Teaching Digital Projects
” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag, Fall 2011
Using Websites
” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag, Spring 2012
Teaching Portfolios and Doing Composition Research
” Purdue Writing LabBrown Bag, Spring 2012
Research Interests and Projects
“Gaming Composition: Creating Student Sovereignty Through Transformative Play”http://www.wix.com/emilymarie82/gaming-composition
, Writing in Virtual Worlds,Samantha Blackmon“Daughters of the Seminaries: A Comparative Look at the Rhetoric andComposition Curriculum at Mt. Holyoke & the Cherokee Female Seminary” DataVisualization, Patricia Sullivan & Michael Salvo
ENGL 106: Digital Rhetorics in First Year Composition
(Purdue University), Fall2010-Present
Syllabus Approach Creator, Pilot Program
The course aims to situate students within digital rhetoric and focus onquestions of access, literacy, play/invention, genre/medium, and fairuse/ownership. These questions will apply both to the students themselvesand their audiences as they work with digital rhetoric on and offline, withnew technology, and with digital spaces. Students create projects such asvideo essays, PSAs, digital archives, websites, as well as proposals andrhetorical analyses.
ENGL 106: Real Texts, Rhetorical Situations in First Year Composition
(PurdueUniversity), Fall 2009-Spring 2010During these courses, students learned how to analyze as well as composetexts through genres with a strong focus on traditional rhetorical appeals.They created a variety of documents including proposals, narratives,rhetorical analyses, and a research paper. This class included multimodalassignments such as podcasts and e-portfolios.
ENGL 108: Accelerated Composition
(Purdue University), Fall 2011In this course, advanced composition students engaged in public discourseand writing as they worked closely with the West Lafayette Public Library.The library asked students to conduct research on the international studentpopulation at Purdue in order to make multimodal projects for the library asoutreach.
Relevant Experience
Digital Rhetorics” Syllabus Approach Creator and Leader 
, Fall 2010-Present
Content Developer 
, TOWN: The Online Writing Network, Bill and Melinda GatesGrant and the Purdue Writing Lab, 2011-2012
Introductory Writing Committee
(IWC), Purdue University, Fall 2011-Present
Pedagogical Initiatives Committee
(PIC), Purdue University, Spring 2011-Present
Community Action
Board Member 
, Words on the Go, Tippecanoe County, IN, 2010-2011Words on the Go is a Not for Profit organization developed to combine

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