Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt loves studying the workplace--learning about how different workplaces operate, what challenges and affordances they have, how they can become more equitable and inclusive, and how academics and workplace professionals can converse more often and more effectively with one another.
McKinley researches social justice in technical and professional communication and investigates communication about HIV on digital technologies and social media. He is motivated by having the opportunity to listen to people’s stories and then encourage our field to change based on those experiences.
Congrats to Brigitte Mussack, whose article "Social Justice and Corporate Mission Statements: Analyzing Values in Business Writing" is included in the new issue of Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, dedicated to social justice in writing classrooms.
Should medicine be unquestionably trusted? Kari Campeau (PhD ‘20, rhetoric & scientific & technical communication) discusses reasons behind vaccination hesitancy from a study of the 2017 measles outbreak in Minnesota and how public healthcare institutes can change the public discourse surrounding this issue.
Can writing change a workplace for the better? Collaborative writing offers that power. Senior Lecturer Joe Moses developed a series of workshops in fall 2019 that teach students, faculty, and staff how collaborative writing can unify numerous voices into one cohesive piece.
Her article, "Social Justice and the Portrayal of Migrants in International Organization for Migration’s World Migration Reports," published this month in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.