“Rhetorical Strategies of Environmental Cyberactivists.” In The Evolving Media’s Impact on Rhetoric and Society: Critical and Ethical Issues: Proceedings of the2010 International Colloquium on Communication, 92-107. Edited by Elizabeth C. Fine and Gary W. Selnow. Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, 2012.
“Lazy Jack: Coding and Contextualizing Resistance in Appalachian Women’s Narratives.” Appalachia and the South: Place, Gender, Pedagogy. Special Issue of National Women’s Studies Association Journal 11, no. 3 (1999): 112-137.
“Stepping, Saluting, Cracking, and Freaking: The Cultural Politics of African-American Step Shows.” The Drama Review: A Journal of Performance Studies 35, no. 2 (1991): 39-59. Reprinted in Michigan Folklife Annual [East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Museum, 1996]: 60-73 and A Sourcebook on African-American Performance: Plays, People, Movements. Ed. Annemarie Bean, 165-89. London: Routledge, 1998.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Developing Interpretive Plan for the Outbuilding at Solitude. Principal Investigator. $2,150. April 4, 2015.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Grant. First National Conference on Stepping. Principal Investigator. $5,000. April, 2001.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, to conduct research on history of African American step shows at Howard University. $5,000, Summer, 1995.
African American folklore
Program Chair, Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends
Board Member, WiRED International
American Folkore Society
Appalachian Studies Association
Ph.D., Communication, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Speech, and Special Honors in English, University of Texas at Austin