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Lavinia Hirsu

School of Education
University of Glasgow

11 Eldon Street (141) 330-2400
St. Andrews Building Lavinia.Hirsu@glasgow.ac.uk
Glasgow, G3 6NH https://laviniahirsu.weebly.com

Research Interests
Cultural and Multimedia Composing Digital Literacies
Social Inclusion and Integration Global Citizenship

Education
Ph.D., English, Indiana University, 2014
Major: Composition, Literacy, and Culture; Minor: Cultural Studies

M.A., English, Iowa State University, 2006
Major: TESL/Applied Linguistics; Secondary Area: Socio-Linguistic Anthropology

B.A., English and French, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2002

Academic Appointments
Lecturer, Applied Linguistics, Composition, and English as a Foreign Language
University of Glasgow (Fall 2015-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(Fall 2014-Spring 2015) Taught writing-intensive and rhetoric courses for English majors.

Assistant Director, Elementary Composition, Department of English, Indiana University
(Fall 2012-Spring 2014) Participated in curriculum design and pedagogy development.
Trained graduate instructors in an intensive orientation workshop. Supervised and trained
seven new instructors in a semester-long practicum.

Associate Instructor, Department of English, Indiana University (Fall 2007-Spring 2014)
Taught a variety of composition courses and worked with first-year, basic, advanced, and
multilingual writers.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University
(Fall 2006-Spring 2007) Led seminar discussions, graded student work, and developed
applied exercises.







Research Assistant, Department of English, Iowa State University (Summer 2006)


Coordinated Life as a Second Language as part of the Enhancing and Advancing Science
for English Language Learners Program. Assisted with the training of 45 students.

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Iowa State University (Fall 2004-Spring 2007)
Taught introductory composition courses.
Graduate Tutor, Academic Success Center, Iowa State University (Fall 2004) Mentored
non-native speakers of English enrolled in writing-based courses in various disciplines.

Publications
Refereed Publications
Hirsu, Lavinia. An Overview of Digital Feminist Scholarship (2005-2014): Methods and
Methodologies. Peitho: The Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of
Rhetoric and Composition 18.1 (2015). Web.

Hirsu, Lavinia. Tag Writing, Search Engines, and Cultural Scripts. Computers and
Composition 35 (2015): 30-40. Print.

Reviewed in College Composition Weekly (May 19, 2015). Web.

Hirsu, Lavinia. Reflections on Accidental Testimonies and Spectacular Witnesses. Journal
of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 18 (2012-2013): 40-55. Print.

Book Review
Hirsu, Lavinia. Review of The Available Means of Persuasion: Mapping a Theory and
Pedagogy of Multimodal Public Rhetoric. David M. Sheridan, Jim Ridolfo, and Anthony
Michel, Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2012. Computers and Composition 32 (2014): 19-21.

In Progress
Hirsu, Lavinia. Clicks, Tweets, Links, and Other Global Actions: The Nature of Distributed
Agency in Digital Environments. (Rice and St. Amant. Thinking Globally, Composing
Locally: Rethinking Online Writing in the Age of the Global Internet, Utah University Press, in
press)

Mina, Lilian; Hirsu, Lavinia; Gonzales, Laura; Sanchez Martin, Cristina; Alvarez, Sara.
Pedagogies of Digital Composing in Translingual Contexts. (under review)

Hirsu, Lavinia. Where Am I? Do You Have WiFi? Cell Phones and Precarious Living in the
Syrian Refugee Crisis. In Hesford et al. Precarious Rhetorics, Ohio State Press. (under
review)

John Jones and Lavinia Hirsu (eds.). Rhetorical Machines: Past, Present, and Future
Conversations in Rhetoric and Computation. (in progress)

Multimedia Contributions
Hirsu, Lavinia. Branching out and Staying in: Inviting a Transmedia Approach.
Sweetlands Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. October 23, 2014. Web.

Honors, Grants and Awards


ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Grant for the project Picturebooks for Holistic
Education in Contexts of Flux: Researching the Mobile Literacies of Displaced Children in
Cairo. ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund, Fall 2016.

Inspiring Innovation Initiative Grant for the project The Multimodal, Multilingual and
Multicultural Potential of Picturebooks. University of Glasgow, Fall 2016.

Global Engagement QEP Course Development Award. Global Engagement QEP Office,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015.
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Scholars Travel Fund. Office of Research and Economic Development, University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, 2014.

Culbertson Associate Instructor Teaching Award, Department of English, Indiana
University, 2012.

Culbertson Dissertation Fellowship in Composition. Department of English, Indiana
University, 2012.

Culbertson Associate Instructor Teaching Award, Department of English, Indiana
University, 2010.

Conference Presentations
Lets Do It Together: A Shared Assessment Model for a Digital Class. 9th Annual University
of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, April 12, 2016.

Youre Asking me to Do What? An Object-Oriented Pedagogy in Action. Conference on
College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 6-9, 2016.

Translingualism: A Framework for 21st cen. Multilingual Students. Research Seminars,
University of Glasgow, December 3, 2015.

Cultural Pedagogies and the Imperative of Difference: Update in Progress. Computers and
Writing, Menemonie, WI, May 29, 2015.

An Overview of Digital Feminist Scholarship (2004-2015): Methods and Methodologies.
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, Tampa, FL, March
18, 2015.

Viral Selfies: Taking Risks with Subjectivitiy. Conference on College Composition and
Communication, Tampa, FL, March 19, 2015.

The Spectacle of the Female Body: From Critique to Method. The Biennial Feminisms and
Rhetorics Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, September 27, 2013.

Fighting over Visual Economies. Conference on College Composition and Communication,
Las Vegas, NV, March 14, 2013.

A Rhetorical Guide to Changing the Image of a Nation Online. The 9th Biennial Thomas R.
Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY,
October 18, 2012.

Does the Frame Change the Picture? A Comic Corrective to Visual Identity Politics. 15th
Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 25, 2012.

Burn or Love Thy Image: Teaching Productive Rhetorical Engagements with Images.
Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 23, 2012.
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An Incommensurate Proposal on Identity and Identification. 8th Triennial Conference of
the Kenneth Burke Society, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 27, 2011.

The Limits of Rhetorical Witnessing in the Composition Classroom. Conference on
College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 9, 2011.

Visual Stasis and the Limits of Rhetoricity. Research Network Forum at the Conference on
College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 6, 2011.

Identity and the Frozen Image. Who AM I-U? An Inclusive Conference on Identities, Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN, March 4, 2011.

Recuperating National Identity through (Trans)National Sites of Resistance. 14th Biennial
Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2010.

The Epistemological Power of Case Studies in Literacy Research. National Council of
Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Pittsburgh, PA, February 20, 2010.

Is There a Place for Aesthetics in the Composition Classroom? Conference on College
Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 13, 2009.

Teaching First-Year Composition Courses: A Model for Success. National Council of Teachers
of English Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 22, 2008.
Recuperating National Identity through Cultural Healing: The Transnational Identity
Romanian Crisis. 9th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Symposium, Purdue University,
West LaFayette, IN, March 29, 2008.

Identity Projections in Peer Review Interactions. Conference on College Composition and
Communication, New York, NY, March 24, 2007.

Using the Web for Teaching Visual Representations of Gender Roles in First-Year
Composition, with Anya Kosterina, 7th Annual Conference of the Great Plains Alliance for
Computers and Writing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, April 15, 2006.

Invited Workshops and Presentations


Translingualism: A Framework for 21st cen. Multilingual Students. TESOL Research
Seminars. University of Glasgow, December 5, 2015.

Language Envelopes. UNCG Global Engagement Summer Institute. University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, May 13, 2015.

Complicated Relationships: Working Successfully with Peers, Teams, and Groups.
Communication Across the Curriculum Workshop. University of North Carolina at
Greensboro, March 24, 2015.


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Teaching with <Marca>. Workshop for associate instructors on curriculum development


in an online environment. Department of English, Indiana University, December 17, 2013.

Designing Assignments in <emma>. Workshop for associate instructors on curriculum
development in an online environment. Department of English, Indiana University, May 2,
2012.

Developing and Teaching W170: Projects in Reading and Writing. Workshop for associate
instructors teaching topic-based writing courses. Department of English, Indiana University,
October 13, 2010.

Integrating Sources. Workshop for instructors teaching composition to multilingual writers.
Department of English, Indiana University, September 28, 2010.

Teaching Reading as a Lens. Workshop for instructors teaching composition to multilingual
writers. Department of English, Indiana University, September 22, 2009.

Challenges of Teaching First-Year Composition Classes. Orientation for new teaching
assistants. Department of English, Iowa State University, August 23, 2005.

Teaching Experience
Undergraduate Courses (selected)
Digital Rhetorics: The Rhetoric of Our Senses, University of North Carolina at
Greensboro (Spring 2015)
Introduction to Rhetoric, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Fall 2014)
Professional Writing, Indiana University (Spring 2014)
Argumentative Writing, Indiana University (Fall 2011)
Elementary Composition, Indiana University (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2012, Spring
2013, Fall 2013)
English Grammar Review, Indiana University (Spring 2013)
Elementary Composition for Multilingual Writers, Indiana University (Fall 2008, Spring
2009)
First-Year Composition I and II, Iowa State University (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)

Graduate Courses

Descriptions of Language, University of Glasgow (Fall 2016)


Which English: Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching (University of Glasgow (Spring
2017)
Teaching of Composition in College, Indiana University (Fall 2012, 2013)

Post-Graduate Courses

Developing Reflective Practice in Teaching: Towards Full Registration, University of


Glasgow (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

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Service
Profession
Mentor, Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition culminating
with a showcase event at the Conference on College Composition and Communication,
Spring 2016/April 7, 2016.
Reviewer, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies
Reviewer, Citizenship, Social and Economics Education
Reviewer, Language Learning Journal
Panel Organizer, Visual Technologies and Culture: Past, Present, and Future, Conference
on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, March 14, 2013.
Panel Chair, Audio-Visual Rhetorics, 8th Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke
Society, Clemson, SC, May 28, 2011.
Panel Organizer, The (Im)Possibilities of Rhetorical Witnessing: Theory, Methodology,
and Pedagogy, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA,
April 9, 2011.
Panel Chair, Remixing First Year Composition: Using Traditional and Nontraditional
Resources, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March
18, 2010.


University
Member, Steering Committee, Digital Humanities Research and Teaching Network,
University of North Carolina at Grreensboro (Spring 2015)
Member, Global Engagement Faculty Group, University of North Carolina at Grreensboro
(Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
Panel Moderator, An International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Indiana
University (March 25, 2011)
Panel Moderator, An International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Indiana
University (March 26, 2009)

Department

Member, Learning and Teaching Working Group. School of Education, University of


Glasgow (Spring 2016)
Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
Member, Composition Committee. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
Coordinator, Exemplum: Rhetoric and Composition Reading and Research Group. Indiana
University (Fall 2013)
Lecture Organizer, Guest: Professor Ilana Gershon. Indiana University (June 19, 2011)
Member, Culbertson Award Committee. Indiana University (Spring 2011)
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Member, Composition Committee. Indiana University (Fall 2010)


Curriculum Developer, Project Leader: Professor Tarez Graban. Indiana University
(Summer 2010)
Listserv Coordinator, Ideas for Teaching Composition. Indiana University (Fall 2009-
Spring 2010)
Co-Founder, Exemplum: Rhetoric and Composition Reading and Research Group. Indiana
University (Spring 2008)

Professional Affiliations
Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Rhetoric Society of America
International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research
European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing

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