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Dr. Melissa Nivens

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Title
Associate Professor/Writing Program Administrator
Department
English
Location
Bea Wood Hall
Room
220
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas A&M University - Commerce PhD English 2015
Texas A&M University - Commerce MA English 2009
Texas A&M University - Commerce BA English 1998
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Weatherford College Wise County English Instructor 09/01/2009 05/01/2013
Alvord ISD Teacher 08/01/2000 06/01/2013

Articles and Reviews

“Pioneer Woman: Recovering a Red River Life Narrative.” Scholarship and Creativity Journal. Texas College English Association. 2017. 1-12 https://sites.google.com/site/texascea/home/scholarship-and-creativity-journal/journal-archives/2017-publications

Review of Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents, by Jake Wizner. Journal of Teaching Writing. vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2017. 93-99.

“Farm to Table: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” Peitho Online Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 2017. 282-300. http://peitho.cwshrc.org/farm-to-table-the-home-management-house-as-rhetorical-space-for-rural-women/

Review of Claiming the Bicycle: Women, Rhetoric, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America by Sarah Hallenbeck. Composition Forum vol. 35. Spring 2017. http://compoositionforum.com/issue/35/nivens-hallebeck-review.php 

Conference Presentations

“Country Music: An Unlikely Source of Feminist Activism.” Conference of College Teachers of English. McKinney, TX. 6 March 2020.

“Wichita Woman: Using a Grassroots Newspaper to Change the Public Discourse.” Feminisms And Rhetorics 2019. Harrisonburg, VA. November 2019.

“Borders and Bridges: Exploring Conceptual, Linguistic, and Cultural Borders in the FYC Classroom. Conference of College Teachers of English. Kingsville, TX. 1 Mar. 2019.

With Greg Giddings. “Gender and Politics in Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Faculty Forum. Midwestern State University. 4 Feb. 2019.

“Building Future Scholars through Recovering the Past: University Archives as an Invention Site for Undergraduate Research.” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. 31 May 2018.

With Greg Giddings. “The Politics of Gender in Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Celebration of Scholarship. Midwestern State University. Wichita Falls, TX. 25 Apr. 2018.

With Greg Giddings. “Darkness on the Edge of Town and Conservative Gender Roles.” Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness of the Edge of Town International Symposium. Monmouth, NJ. 14 Apr. 2018

“Student-Athletes and Performance in the Composition Classroom.” Research Network Forum. Conference of College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. 14 Mar. 2018

“Co-requisite Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing: A Paired Course Pilot Program.” Conference of College Teachers of English. Stephenville, TX. 2 Mar. 2018.

“Pioneer Woman: Recovering a Red River Life Narrative.” Celebration of Scholarship. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX. April 2017.

“A Granddaughter’s Inheritance: A Literacy Narrative Legacy.” Texas College English Association Conference. Hurst, TX. March 2017.

“Composing Politics in the Digital Age: Pairing First-Year Composition and American Government.” National Learning Communities Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2016.

“A Literacy Legacy: The Literacy Narrative of my Grandmother.” Digital Exhibit. Feminisms and Rhetorics 2015. Tempe, AZ. October 2015. https://youtu.be/kTVb66xqsao

“Farm to Table: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting. Nacogdoches, TX. October 2015.

“Playing House: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” COPLAC Meeting, Willimantic, CT. June 2015. (did not attend due to illness)

“Playing House: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” Celebration of Scholarship. Wichita Falls, TX. April 2015.

“Domestic Literacy: Open Reflections from the Home Management House.” The Persistence of Memory: Remapping the Future of Composition Studies by Charting Writing Histories at One Rural Texas University. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

“Domestic Literacy: Exploring Home Economics and Higher Education by Compositing with New Media. Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion. Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Denton, TX. April 2012.

“Dual Credit: A Legitimate Path to Higher Education.” EGAD Agora Graduate Student Conference. Commerce, TX.  March 2012.

“This Ain’t Your Grandmother’s Book Report.” Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Conference. Denton, TX. September 2011.

“Multimedia? I Could Never Do That at My School.” Texas Computer Education Association Conference. Austin, TX. February 2003.