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Dr. Hillary Coenen

Assistant Professor
Bea Wood Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Oklahoma State University Ph.D. in English - Composition & Rhetoric 2019
Midwestern State University M.A. in English 2012
Angelo State University B.A. in English 2009
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of English 08/01/2020
Midwestern State University Instructor - English, Women's and Gender Studies 07/01/2019
Oklahoma State University Assistant Director - Composition Program 06/01/2015 05/01/2017
Oklahoma State University Tutor/Interim Director - ASSA (Academic Services for Student Athletes) Writing Center 01/01/2014 05/01/2018
Oklahoma State University Assistant Director - University Writing Center 01/01/2014 05/01/2019
Oklahoma State University - English Graduate Teaching Assistant - Instructor, Tutor, Administrator, Researcher 08/01/2013 05/01/2019
Oklahoma State University CEAT Summer Bridge Technical Writing Coordinator/Instructor 06/01/2013 08/01/2018
Midwestern State University Honors Program Coordinator 06/01/2012 06/01/2013
Midwestern State University - English Graduate Teaching Assistant - Tutor, Instructor 08/01/2009 05/01/2012

Edited Special Issue

"Addressing The Barriers Between Us and that Future: (Feminist) Activist Coalition Building in Writing Studies" Peitho - Cluster Conversation, Vol. 26 No. 1. Fall 2023. Co-Edited with Lisa E. Wright, Natasha Tinsley, and Anna Sicari.

Articles and Chapters

“Calling In Antiracist Accomplices beyond the Writing Center” Writing Center Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2. Summer 2023. 

“The Paci-Feminist Ethic of Virginia Woolf and Malala Yousafzai: Rhetorics of Care and Justice in the Face of Tyranny.” CEA Critic, Vol. 82, No. 2. July 2020. Pp. 139-154.

"Talking Justice: The Role of Antiracism in the Writing Center." Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. With Fehintola Folarin, Natasha Tinsley, and Lisa Wright. Spring 2019.

"Scene Report: Creating the Conversation Workshops in Oklahoma City." Writing Networks for Social Justice. Eds. Liz Lane and Don Unger. Independent, 2017.

"Making Research Connections.” Inquiry, Research, and Argument at Oklahoma State University. Ed. Lynn Lewis. Fountainhead, 2016.

Selected Conference Presentations

“Personal Distance and Consent: The Violence of the Well-Intentioned Novice.” Conference on College Composition & Communication. Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 2019.

Presenter and Chair. “Stretching the Original Shape: How Writing Centers' Resistance Can Foster Inclusion.” With Sedalia Parker. South Central Writing Centers Association. Belton, TX, Feb. 2019.

“Talking Justice: Tutor Training as a Vehicle to Antiracist Consciousness.” With Fehintola Folarin and Lisa Wright. National Conference on Peer-Tutoring of Writing. South Padre Island, TX, Nov. 2018.

“Race and Responsibility in the Antiracist Workshop.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY, Oct. 2019.

“Transforming Patriarchal Academic Institutions through Feminist Research” Roundtable. Conference on College Composition & Communication. Kansas City, MO, Mar. 2018.

“The (Dis)Orientation Guide: Queering the University through Public Pedagogy.” With Dr. Erin Dyke. International Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference. Oklahoma City, OK, Sept. 2017.

“HeForWhom? Identification and Transnational Feminism in Women’s Rights Advocacy.” Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, OH, Oct. 2017.

“The One Girl (R)Evolution: Malala Yousafzai’s Multicultural Girl Power Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

“A Paci-feminist Ethic: Woolf’s & Yousafzai’s Rhetorical Responses to Tyranny.” Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Arizona State University, Oct. 2015.

“Terms of Engagement: Mapping Methods of Feminist Historiography.” With Rachel Chapman. Computers & Writing. University of Wisconsin-Stout, May 2015.

“Be Our Guest: A Hospitable Approach to Facing Class in the Writing Center.” With Ashley Campana (Hurst). International Writing Center Association Collaborative @ Cs. St. Louis, MO, Mar. 2012.