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Submissions from 2024

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The Half-Burned Collegiate Algebra: College Cultures and Chance Preservation Edited by Jemma Lorenat, Andrew Fiss

Works from 2023

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Federal Support for the Development of Speech Synthesis Technologies: A Case Study of the Kurzweil Reading Machine, Sarah Bell

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Social and digital media monitoring for nonviolence: a distributed cognition perspective of the precariousness of peace work, Richard Canevez, Jenifer Sunrise Winter, and Joseph G. Bock

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Championing inclusive terminology in ecology and evolution, Susan J. Cheng, Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Alex C. Moore, Kathy Darragh, Cesar O. Estien, J. W. Hammond, Christopher Lawrence, Kirby L. Mills, Marcella D. Baiz, Danielle Ignace, Lily Khadempour, Matthew A. McCary, Mallory M. Rice, Shersingh Joseph Tumber-Dávila, and Justine A. Smith

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Living the corporeal plague: A phenomenological explanation of metaphors used by President Akufo-Addo, Fredrica Markson Eduaful and Alfred L. Owusu-Ansah

Crip Letters: Storying Slowness and Re/Writing Academic Work, V. Jo Hsu and Jennifer Nish

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Reclaiming public service ethics through algorithms: Implications for teaching and development, Alexandra Morrison, Adam Wellstead, and Helen Dickinson

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Initiating and Sustaining a Digital Humanities Laboratory in Nigeria, Tunde Ope-Davies (Opeibi), Ayodele James Akinola, and Anthony Elisha Anowu

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Mid-career Faculty Peer Mentoring: Rationale and Program Design, Patricia J. Sotirin and Sonia Goltz

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Ukraine’s Evolving Use of Digital Space for Resistance and Public Diplomacy, 2014-2022, Lara Zwarun and Richard Canevez

Works from 2022

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Where is Frances Burney? Irony, Free Indirect Discourse, and the Cultural Critic in Cecilia, Oren M. Abeles

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Traces: Photographic Negatives and the Quest for Truth, Stefka Hristova

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Making It Strange: Disrupting Assumptions About Technology and Ethics in Engineering and Computing Education, Alexandra Morrison and Charles Wallace

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'It Can't Tell You How to Do That.' Suggesting a Faculty-Focused Subgenre of Instructional Writing, Alfred L. Owusu-Ansah and Michelle E. Jarvie-Eggart

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Slogans of white supremacy: Imagined minority corruption in Trump-era politics, Richard Ward and Stefka Hristova

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A Technical Hair Piece: Metis, Social Justice and Technical Communication in Black Hair Care on YouTube, Modupe Yusuf and Veena Namboodri Schioppa

Works from 2021

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Pregnancy, Motherhood And/as/or Dissent: The Soviet Micro-rhetorics of Gender, Eve Annuk and Marika Seigel

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Constructing collective identities and solidarity in premiers’ early speeches on COVID-19: a global perspective, Martina Berrocal, Michael Kranert, Paola Attolino, Júlio Antonio Bonatti Santos, Sara Garcia Santamaria, Nancy Henaku, Aimée Danielle Lezou Koffi, Camilla Marziani, Viktorija Mažeikienė, Dasniel Olivera Pérez, Kumaran Rajandran, and Aleksandra Salamurović

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Correction: Constructing collective identities and solidarity in premiers’ early speeches on COVID-19: a global perspective (Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, (2021), 8, 1, (128), 10.1057/s41599-021-00805-x), Martina Berrocal, Michael Kranert, Paola Attolino, Júlio Antonio Bonatti Santos, Sara Garcia Santamaria, Nancy Henaku, Aimée Danielle Lezou Koffi, Camilla Marziani, Viktorija Mažeikienė, Dasniel Olivera Pérez, Kumaran Rajandran, and Aleksandra Salamurović

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The Nature of Sacred Time, Michael Bowler

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S-STEM Student Reflections and IDP Process, Laura Kasson Fiss, John L. Irwin, and Yin Yin Tan

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Grieving While Dissertating, Shelly A. Galliah

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Considering the corporeal to facilitate research to practice transitions, Sonia Goltz and Patty Sotirin

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Portraiture, Surveillance, and the Continuity Aesthetic of Blur, Stefka Hristova

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Postcollapse Art / Affective Assemblages: Facial Recognition and the Search for Love, Stefka Hristova

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Training for the Algorithmic Machine, Stefka Hristova

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Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies, Michelle E. Jarvie-Eggart, Alfred L. Owusu-Ansah, and Shari L. Stockero

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Iteration and inquiry: Toward a meaningful model of ethical engagement for engineering and computing students, Alexandra Morrison and Charles Wallace

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Creating translated interfaces: The representations of african langua ges and cultures in digital media, Elvis ResCue and G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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Understanding socio-technological systems change through an indigenous community-based participatory framework, Marie Schaefer, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Kristin Arola, Christie M. Poitra, Elise Matz, Marika Seigel, Chelsea Schelly, Adewale Aremu Adesanya, and Doug Bessette

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Cultural imaginaries or incommensurable ontologies? Relationality and sovereignty as worldviews in socio-technological system transitions, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin Arola, Andrew Fiss, Marie Schaefer, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Chinese Women’s Reproductive Justice and Social Media, Hua Wang

Works from 2020

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Constituting Vegetarian Audiences: Orchestrations of Egocentric, Anthropocentric, Ecocentric Exigencies in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, Oren Abeles and Emma Lozon

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U.S. Has the Most Coronavirus Cases, but …, Oren M. Abeles

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Teaching the intersections of technology & design through critical discourse analysis for international audiences, G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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Educational Language Policy in An African Country: Making A Place for Code-Switching/Translanguaging, G. Edzordzi Agbozo and Elvis Rescue

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Home front in the American heartland local experiences and legacies of WWI, Leslie Bellais, Sue Collins, Chet DeFonso, Christopher McCollough, Sarah Price, Hilary Virtanen, Steven A. Walton, Rebecca Frost, Patty Sotirin, Josh Fulton, and Doug Lantry

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Teaching HyFlex: It’s a Genre Problem, Maria Bergstrom

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Review: Marching on: Rereading Little Women and Louisa May Alcott, Stephanie Carpenter

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Data Engagement: A Critical Materialist Framework for Making Data in Qualitative Research, Laura L. Ellingson and Patty Sotirin

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Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist (Book Review), Andrew Fiss

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Ridicule, Technical Communication, and Nineteenth-Century Women Performing College Math, Andrew Fiss

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Nation without narration: History, memory and identity in postcolonial Cameroon, Ramon A. Fonkoué

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Rick Mercer: A Ranting Patriot, Shelly A. Galliah

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The Complex Ethics of Jimmy Kimmel as Confidence Man and Scientific Communicator, Shelly A. Galliah

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Torture and Love: Wives of Chinese Gay Men and Their Cyber Communities, Wenjing Liu

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Identity as institution: power, agency, and the self, Scott Marratto

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Françoise dastur, questions of phenomenology: Language, alterity, temporality, finitude, L. Alexandra Morrison

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Fourteener for the restless in the middle of the night, M. Bartley Seigel

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Hollywood and Beyond: Rescreening Domestic Violence, Diane Shoos

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A Black Church, Black Woman, and the Lure of Black BDSM, K. Thomas

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Social media in accommodating sex education exigency in China, Hua Wang

Works from 2019

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Revisiting "Home" in Ghanaian Poetry: Awoonor, Anyidoho and Adzei, Gabriel Edzordzi Agbozo

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The Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries, Daryl Taiwo Haris (Ed.), G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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“Onaapo” vs. “One Factory”: A critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian political campaign lyrics (2012-2016), G. Edzordzi Agbozo, Mary Edward, and Fatiatu Inusah

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Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry, Sarah Bell

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Braving the Elements, Stephanie Carpenter

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Cultural Studies in the Writing Center, William E. De Herder

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Data engagement: A critical materialist framework for making data in qualitative research, Laura L. Ellingson and Patty Sotirin

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The Mathmagics of media princesses: Informal STEM learning, STEM rhetorics, and animated children’s movies, Andrew Fiss

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Algorithms of oppression: Safiya Umoja Noble’s powerful exploration of search engines’ underlying hegemony and their racist, sexist practices., Shelly A. Galliah

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Interrogating Fake News in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogical Plans, Shelly A. Galliah

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Neuroethics of the nonhuman, L. Syd M. Johnson

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Situating Moral Agency: How hostphenomenology can benefit engineering ethics, L. Alexandra Morrison

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The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Integrating neuroethics and neuroscience, Khara Ramos, Christine Grady, Henry T. Greely, Winston Chiong, James Eberwine, and L. Syd M. Johnson

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Critical pedagogies in cultural studies: On teaching Marxism online, Ronald Strickland

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Speculative Tragedy and Spatial Play: Scaling Byron's Sardanapalus, Dana Van Kooy

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Chinese women's rhetorical agency in reproduction and social media, Hua Wang

Submissions from 2018

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Chimpanzee rights: The philosopher's brief, Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G. K. D. Crozier, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M. Johnson, and et. al.

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Chimpanzee rights: The philosophers’ brief, Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G. K.D. Crozier, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M. Johnson, Robert C. Jones, Wil Kymlicka, Letitia Meynel, Nathan Nobis, David Peña-Guzmán, and Jef Sebo

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Articulating race: Reading skin colour as taxonomy and as numerical data, Joel Beatty and Stefka Hristova

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The end of the world as we know it: Four novels of climate change, Stephanie Carpenter

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Structures of antifeminism: Drugs and women’s education in the texts of Dr. Clarke, Andrew Fiss

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Perceptions of Problematic Credibility in John Oliver’s “Statistically Representative Climate Change Debate", Shelly A. Galliah

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Review: Morals not knowledge, Shelly A. Galliah

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Science Fiction Lessons, Shelly A. Galliah

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Neuroethics guiding principles for the NIH Brain Initiative, Henry T. Greely, Christine Grady, Khara M. Ramos, Winston Chiong, James Eberwine, Nita A. Farahany, L. Syd M. Johnson, and et. al.

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Birch Oil, Smoke, Pine Tar, Switch, M. Bartley Seigel

Works from 2017

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Ostension: Word learning and the embodied mind, Michael Bowler

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Review of Complicated Presence: Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being, Michael Bowler

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Gimme hawks, Stephanie Carpenter

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Informing ethical decision making, Adam Feltz and Edward T. Cokely

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: Ethical, legal, and social implications, L. Syd M. Johnson

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Prenatal and neonatal neuroethics: The moral significance of painience, L. Syd M. Johnson

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Introduction, L. Syd M. Johnson and Karen S. Rommelfanger

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The routledge handbook of neuroethics, L. Syd M. Johnson and Karen S. Rommelfanger

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Multimodal Composition Pedagogy Designed to Enhance Authors’ Personal Agency: Lessons from Non-academic and Academic Composing Environments, Karla Saari Kitalong and Rebecca L. Miner

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Beyond audacity: Supporting sonic futures through the digital audio workstation, Abraham Romney

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Domestic violence in Hollywood film, Diane Shoos

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Critical feminist family communication theory: Gender, power, and praxis, Patricia J. Sotirin and Laura L. Ellingson

Works from 2016

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Hermeneutical Heidegger, Michael Bowler and Ingo Farin

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A Rhetoric of Visual Humor on Facebook, Wincharles Coker and Stephen Kwame Dadugblor

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Moving beyond end of life: The ethics of disorders of consciousness in an age of discovery and uncertainty, L. Syd M. Johnson

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The Case for Reasonable Accommodation of Conscientious Objections to Declarations of Brain Death, L. Syd M. Johnson

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Weird love: As in the case of the squirrel, love means eating crow, M. Bartley Seigel

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Shelley's Radical Stages: Performance and cultural memory in the post-Napoleonic era, Dana Van Kooy

Works from 2015

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Sport-related neurotrauma and neuroprotection: Are return-to-play protocols justified by paternalism?, L. Syd M. Johnson

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Framing the Debate: Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, L. Syd M. Johnson, Brad Partridge, and Frédéric Gilbert

Works from 2014

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Constructing and enacting gender through discourse: negotiating multiple roles as female engineering students, Victoria L. Bergvall