Dr. Zosha Stuckey

Associate Professor

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LA 5358

Education

BA English University of Maryland College Park, MS Professional Writing Towson University, PhD Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise

Rhetoric, Writing, & Social Justice

Biography

My research and my teaching focus on how under-represented communities use language to achieve equity and actualize democratic ideals.  My focus on histories from "below," archives, community engagement, and social justice,  is exemplified in my book,  A Rhetoric of Remnants: Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions where I mine the silences and gaps in the telling of history at a nineteenth century asylum. 

At TU, I teach First Year Writing, TSEM (Diversity Dialogues for Social Justice), ENGL 301 Rhetoric & Science, ENGL 401 Grant & Advocacy Writing, PRWR 611 Rhetoric, PRWR 615 Style, and PRWR 619 Communication in the Non Profit Sector. I created and currently direct G.I.V.E. (Grantwriting In Valued Environments), a BTU supported project that advances students' professional writing goals by connecting their coursework to the writing needs of small non-profit organizations in the Baltimore/Washington region. The project is embedded in ENGL 401 and PRWR 619.

I also am a co-creator of the Diversity Faculty Fellows Program in the Provost's Office and an active member of the Intergroup Dialogue community.

Publication:

"Race, Apology, and Public Memory at Maryland's Hospital for the 'Negro' Insane." Disability Studies Quarterly 37:1 (2017).

Scholarships:

Rhetoric Review 32.3 (2013). "In Pursuit of the Common Life: Rhetoric and Education at the New York State Asylum for 'Idiots' at Syracuse, 1854–1884"

Epideictic Rhetoric and the Reinvention of Disability: A Study of Ceremony at the New York State Asylum for “Idiots”

Octalog III: The Politics of Historiography in 2010

"What Has Become of Jimmy Thornton?": The Rhetoric(s) of Letter-Writing at The New York State Asylum for Idiots, 1855-1866

Rhetoric, Ethos, and Unease: Re-negotiation of the 'Normal' in the Classroom and on the Quad

Staring Back: The Rhetorical Fitness and Self-Fashioning of Lavinia Warren and Ann E. Leak, Nineteenth Century Side Show Performers

"Protest Narratives In Nursing Homes: Rhetorical Facility in the Production of Life Writing"

'Friction in Our Machinery:'Rhetorical Education at the New York State Asylum at Syracuse, 1854-1884.

Using Disability Studies Theory to Change Disability Services: A Case Study In Activism.