Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn
Thursday, October 1st 12 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
Technical communication scholar and co-author of Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn, Natasha Jones, explores the recent social justice turn in technical and professional scholarship and illustrates how to develop sustainable practices of activism and social justice. With coalition building, inclusivity, and socially just practices of citation and activism, Jones helps scholars, teachers, and practitioners recognize how technical communication is often complicit in oppression. Sponsored by Society for Technical Communication at George Mason University.
About Natasha Jones
Natasha N. Jones is a technical communication scholar and a co-author of the book Technical Communication after the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action (2019). Her research interests include social justice, narrative, and technical communication pedagogy. Her work has been published in a number of journals including, Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. She has received national recognition for her work, being awarded the CCCC Best Article in Technical and Scientific Communication and the Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article. She currently serves as the Vice President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) and is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department.