Research

For the most up-to-date information, see my Curriculum Vitae.

Or, view my Digital Portfolio.

My Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Richter, Jacob D. “Assessing, Deliberating, Responding: An Annotated Bibliography for a Post-Truth Age.” Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020, pp. 23-36. (Link)

Richter, Jacob D. “Inventing Networked Electracies.” Textshop Experiments, Vol. 7, 2020. (Link)
http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop07/inventing-networked-electracies.

My Other Published Works:

Richter, Jacob D. “Review of Kenneth Burke’s The War of Words.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, Vol. 107, No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1080/00335630.2020.1838072. (Link)

Richter, Jacob D. “Review: Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2020. doi.org/10.1177/1050651920932171 (Link)

Richter, Jacob D. “Review of ‘Unruly Rhetorics: Protest, Persuasion, and Publics.” Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2020. https://reflectionsjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/V19.N2.Richter.pdf

Richter, Jacob D. “Speculating Posterity: Inventions, Initiatives, and Explorations.” Textshop Experiments, Vol. 6. 2019. http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop06/book-review-speculating-posterity.

Richter, Jacob D. “Decentering the Classroom: Distributed Expertise as Social Justice Praxis in First Year Composition.”Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Blog Carnival, 2019 https://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2019/12/03/decentering-the-classroom-distributed-expertise-as-social-justice-praxis-in-first-year-composition/.

What I do:

My scholarly interests begin at digital rhetoric and composition studies, often with an orientation toward social web activism and to new media’s ability to unlock the creative potential of 21-century composers.  I work within the disciplines of composition and rhetoric, typically incorporating civics, ethics, media study and critical theory into my research and pedagogy.

I approach Teaching as a research project, and actively create avenues in which my scholarly inquiries and my classrooms converge.  Examples of this endeavor include Sparking Change, an activist web publication I produced with my FYC students at SUNY Cortland in the Spring of 2017, as well as Stand Up!, a social web activism project, culminating in the Retold Histories of Clemson public humanities project I enacted with my FYC courses at Clemson University in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Selected Conference Presentations:

National & International Conferences

(Forthcoming) “The Social Media Underlife: Transferring Everyday Digital Literacies into Foundations for Academic Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). April 2021. Spokane, Washington.

“Building Participatory Counternarratives: Pedagogical Interventions in Digital Placemaking.” Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). October 2020. Dublin, Ireland. (Conference Meeting held virtually- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Throwing (Inventive) Shade: Moderation, Hospitality, and the Networked Inventive Space.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). May 2020. Portland, OR. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Embracing Differences Digitally: Cosmopolitan Pedagogies, Network Writing Technologies, and Conversations Across Difference.” Computers & Writing. May 2020. Greenville, NC. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Ethics Statements in Networked-Pedagogical Spaces: Strategies Toward Identity, Affect, and Collaborative Composition.” Computers & Writing. May 2020. Greenville, NC. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Toward A Networked Cosmopolitanism: Embracing Difference Digitally in the Technical Communication Classroom.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). March 2020. Milwaukee, WI. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Digital, Accessible, & Equitable: Cultivating Accessible Collaborative Composition.” Conference on  College Composition and Communication, Digital Praxis Poster. March 2020. Milwaukee, WI. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Embracing Differences Digitally: Leveraging Network Writing Technologies to Cultivate Cosmopolitan Learning Ecologies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication: Research Network Forum. March 2020. Milwaukee, WI. (Conference Meeting Cancelled- COVID-19 pandemic).

“Designing Inventive Occasions: Social Media as Choric-Inventive Network Initiative.” Computers & Writing: Graduate Research Network. June 2019. East Lansing, MI.

Creative Heuristics: A Cascading Invention-Based Model for Learning in Digital Composition Environments.” Computers & Writing. June 2019. East Lansing, MI.

Visual Storytelling On the Go: Innovative Mobile Workflows for your Digitally Enabled Composition  Course.” Computers & Writing. June 2019. East Lansing, MI.

“Digital Doxa: Cultivating Information Citizens in the Composition Classroom.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication: Research Forum. March 2019. Pittsburgh, PA.

“The Activist UnEssay: Assessing, Deliberating, Responding.” Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies. October 2018. Austin, TX.

Putting It In Writing: Teaching Circles and Institutional Return on Investment.” Northeast Modern Language Association conference. April 2018. Pittsburgh, PA.

Cognitive Seeds: The Role of Creative Thinking in First-Year Writing.” SUNY Council on Writing conference. September 2017. Syracuse, NY.

“A Toast to Latour: Water, Literary Assemblages, and the Decision-Makers in Flint, Michigan.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. March 2017. Baltimore, MD.

Regional & Local Conferences

“Participatory Counternarratives: Geocomposition, Public Memory, and Hybrid Place Constructions” Carolina Rhetorics Conference. February 2020. Columbia, S.C.

“#HashtagHorror: Black Mirror, Call-Out Culture, and the Social Media Classroom.” Popular Culture & Pedagogy Conference. November 2019. Twitter.

“Writing Truths: Surviving Digital Doxa with Undergraduate Composers.” New Voices. January 2019. Atlanta, GA.

“When the Facts You Find Are Not Your Own: Writing Truths with FYC Classrooms.” Margins. March 2019. Clemson. SC.

“Writing with Mirrors: Reflecting on Goals and Choices in First Year Composition.” Writing Matters V conference. March 2018. Cortland, NY.

The Connected Classroom: Blogs, Writing and Student Collaboration Toward Aims of Response and  Resistance.” Writing Matters IV conference. March 2017.  Cortland, NY.

“Justifying Existence: Positioning Autism in a World of Capitalist Expectation.” SEGue: A Symposium for English Graduate Students. College at Brockport, SUNY.  April 2016. Brockport, NY.

Crystalize Launch.” Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference. April 2015. Cortland, NY.