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Resources and Scholarship

Our readings, writings, and professional conversations about outreach enable us to reflect, learn from the work of others, connect with other writing center communities, and contribute to the larger conversations about theory, advocacy, and best practices. The following resources consist of selected scholarly readings that inform our practices, our conference presentations, and our published works.

Selected Outreach Scholarship

Anzaldua, G. (1987/1999). Borderlands/La Frontera: The new Mestiza. (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute.

Ashley, H. (2012). The idea of a literacy dula. In Restaino, J. and Cella, L. (Eds.). Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University. Cultural Studies/Pedagogy/Activism. Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield.

Bartholomae, D. (1986). Inventing the university. In Rose, M. (Ed.), When a writer can't write: research on writer's block and other writing problems. (pp. 134—166). New York: Guilford.

Berlin, J. (1988). Rhetoric & ideology in the writing class. College English, 50(5), 477—494.

Bruffee, K. (1984, November). Collaborative learning and the conversation of mankind. College English, 46(7), 635—652.

Carino, P. (1992) What do we talk about when we talk about our metaphors: A cultural critique of clinic, lab, and center." Writing Center Journal, 13(1), 31—43.

Carnoy, M. (1974). Education as cultural imperialism. New York: David McCay.

Clark, I. L. and Healy, D. (1996). Are writing centers ethical? Writing Program Administration, 20(1/2), 32-48.

Cronon, W. (1998). "Only connect": The goals of a liberal education. The American Scholar, 67(4), 73—80.

Coughlin, E., Finstrom, J., Kerper, E., Lyon, K., & Sastri, S. (2012, Fall). Outreach and third space. East Central Writing Centers Association. Retrieved from

Deciding on structure: Affinity group or intergroup work. (2012). Intergroup resources. Retrieved from

Ethical issues in community (Section 5). (2014). Community Tool Box. Retrieved from

Gee, J. P. (1989). What is literacy? Journal of Education, 171(1), 18—25.

Gillespie, P., Gillam, A., Brown, L. F., Stay, B. (Eds.). (2002). Writing Center Research: Extending the Conversation. Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Goldblatt, E. (2005). Alinsky's reveille: A community-organizing model for neighborhood-based literacy projects. College English, 67(3), 274—295.

Goleman, D. (2015, April 7). How to be emotionally intelligent. New York Times. Retrieved from

Hemmeter, T. (1992). The "smack of difference": The language of writing center discourse. Writing Center Journal, 11(1), 35-48.

Hughes, B., Gillespie, P., and Kail, H. (2010). What they take with them: Findings from the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project. Writing Center Journal 30(2), 12—46.

Kail, H. (2002). Review of writing center research: Extending the conversation. College Composition and Communication, 54(2), 315-318.

Levinas, E. (1969). Totality and infinity. (A. Lingis, Trans.). Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.

Licona, A. C. (2005). (B)orderlands' rhetorics and representations: The transformative potential of feminist third-space scholarship and zines. NWSA Journal, 17(2), 104—129.

Mauk, J. (2003, March). "Location, location, location: The "real" (e)states of being, writing, and thinking in composition. College English, 65(4), 368—88.

Moje, E. B. et al. (2004). Working toward third space in content area literacy: An examination of everyday funds of knowledge and discourse. Reading Research Quarterly, 39(1), (2004), 38-71.

Ncube, L. B., and Wasburn, M. H. (2006). Strategic collaboration for ethical leadership: A mentoring framework for business and organizational decision making. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 13(1), 77—92. Web.

Petit, A. (1997). The writing center as "purified space": Competing discourses and the dangers of definition. Writing Center Journal, 17(2), 111—122.

Reynolds, N. (1998). Composition's imagined geographies: The politics of space in the frontier, city, and cyberspace. College Composition and Communication, 50.1, 2—35.

Routledge, P. (1996). The Third Space as Critical Engagement. Antipode. 28(4), 399—419.

Wilson, N. E. (2011). The writing center as bodega: Making a third space in academia for global Englishes and alternative discourses. University of Texas at San Antonio.