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Education

PhD in Rhetoric & Writing, Michigan State University. Degree expected May 2016.
Committee: Trixie Smith (chair), Jeffrey Grabill, Bump Halbritter, Terese Guinsatao Monberg
Certificate: Humanities Certificate in College Teaching (Technology and Online Learning)

MA in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing, Michigan State University.
Committee: Bump Halbritter (chair), Danielle Nicole DeVoss, Trixie Smith

BA in General Studies, concentration in Writing, Oakland University (Rochester, MI)

Appointments

Teaching

Graduate Instructor, WRAC, August 2014 – present
Research Assistant, Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) and Eco-Community Psychology, September 2010 – 2011

Administrative

Graduate Assistant, Rhetoric & Writing, May – August 2015
Technology Research Assistant, WRAC, August 2012 – 2014
Media Coordinator and Graduate Writing Consultant, The Writing Center, August 2011 – 2014
Graduate Writing Consultant, The Writing Center, May 2010 – August 2014

Other Appointments

Media Editor, CCC Online at Michigan State University, November 2009 – August 2011
Videographer, LiteracyCorp Michigan, January 2010
Research Assistant,
Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) and The Institute for Water Research, January 2009 – May 2010

Publications

Miles, Casey. “Butch Rhetoric: queer masculinity in rhetoric & composition.” Kairos 20.1 (August 2015). Video.

Choffel, Ezekiel, Steven Hammer, Ames Hawkins, Rebecca Hayes, Les Hutchinson, Kathleen Livingston, Casey Miles, Erin Schaefer, and Jon Michael Wargo. “What ‘Fucking’ Clayton Pettet Teaches Us About Cultural Rhetorics.” Constellations: a journal of cultural rhetorics 1 (2017). Accepted.

Briggs, Timothy, Laura Gonzales, Alexandra Hidalgo, Casey Miles, and Crystal VanKooten. “Musings on Participating on the Panel “A Video Making Extravaganza Answering the Question ‘What is Free?’ at WIDE/EMU 2013.” Gayle Morris Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 2 Jan 2014. Web.

Fellowships & Awards

CCCC Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award 2016

HASTAC Scholar 2015-2016

College of Arts & Letters Summer Support Fellowship 2015

Innovative Program Award, Student Life Leadership Awards 2013 – 2014. Presented to Writing, Rhetoric, and Praxis (WRAP) Graduate Student Group Executive Board – Rebecca Hayes, Katie Manthey, Casey Miles, and Esther Milu

College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board Student Group Grant 2013. Writing, Rhetoric, and Praxis (WRAP) Graduate Student Group. Laura Gonzales, Rebecca Hayes, Katie Manthey, Casey Miles, and Esther Milu.

Writing Center Technology Fellowship 2012

Media Production & Design

Film & Video

Miles, Casey. “Butch Rhetoric: queer masculinity in rhetoric & composition.” Kairos 20.1 (August 2015). Video.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project: a series of short documentaries.”

Screenings:

  • Public Dissertation Screening. Michigan State University. May 4, 2016.
  • Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Stanford University. 2013.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. 2013.
  • Feminisms & Rhetorics. Michigan State University. 2009.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA.2009.
  • Writing Program Administrators Conference. Minneapolis, MN. 2009.

Miles, Casey. “Telling Our Stories.” Michigan Writing Center Association’s “Bright Ideas” Conference. Oct. 6, 2012.

Miles, Casey, Ezekiel Choffel, and Catherine McCaffrey “Oh, The Places You’ll Go With Your Writing!” Promotional Video.

  • Screened at Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference, Oct. 6, 2012.

Miles, Casey, Rachael Hodder, James Jackson, and Kien Lam. “Help!” Promotional Video. The Writing Center. December 2011.

Halbritter, Bump, and Casey Miles. “Infrastructures of 21st Century Instruction.” CCC Online. August 2010.

Miles, Casey. “Queer/Contradictions: modes of resistance, modes of silence”

  • Screened at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival Film Program, August 2010

Visual Design

Miles, Casey. “Queer Conversations 2015 Poster.” Queer Conversations Symposium. April 14, 2015.

Miles, Casey. “Queer Conversations Logo: ‘ rainbow lips’.” Queer Conversations Symposium. March 5, 2014.

Miles, Casey. “Queer Theory Playground Logo.” Queer Theory Playground. March 2014.

Miles, Casey “20th Anniversary Authors’ Reading Flyer.” The Writing Center at MSU. September 20th, 2012.

Miles, Casey. “Jacqueline Rhodes: Writing Feminist/Queer Lives Flyer.” The Writing Center at MSU, WRAC, Rhetoric & Writing, and the GenCen. November 5, 2012.

Miles, Casey. “Safe Sex is Sexy Sex.” Promotional materials for Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, Albuquerque, NM. July 14, 2011.

Miles, Casey “Coffee/Ink Ring Logo.” The Writing Center at MSU. Spring 2011.

Miles, Casey. 2005 College Photography Contest, Honorable Mention. Photo published in anthology of same name.

Web Design

Miles, Casey. “queerconversations.com.” Queer Conversations Symposium website. March 5, 2014.

Miles, Casey. “GoVioletGo.com.” Academic portfolio for Kathleen Livingston. Spring 2010.

Conference Performances, Presentations, and Workshops 

Miles, Casey. “The Queer Collaboration and Embodied Multimodal Composition of The Gender Project.Computers & Writing. Rochester, NY (St. John Fisher College). May 19-22, 2016. Conference presentation. Accepted.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project: Research/Scholarship/Dissertation/Documentaries.” WRAP Faculty-Student Lightning Talks. East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University). April 14, 2016. Presentation.

Miles, Casey. “Tracing Queer Multimodal Methodology Through the Documentary Series The Gender Project.” Panel: Queer (Inter)Actions: Remediating Research and Embodying Methodology as Composition. Rebecca Hayes (chair), Kathleen Livingston, and Jon Michael Wargo. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. 2016. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “Queer Theory Playground: A Brief History.” Queer Conversations Symposium. East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University). March 22, 2016. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey, Erich Pitcher, and Jon M. Wargo. “Queer Thematic Tensions Across Research Landscapes.” Queer Conversations Symposium. East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University). March 22, 2016. Conference panel.

Miles, Casey. “The Multimodal Methods in Queer Video-making Practices.” Computers & Writing. Menomonie, WI (University of Wisconsin-Stout). May 28-31, 2015. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “’Dear Barbara Hammer’: The Intimate Connection Between Identity and Process in Queer Methodology.” Queer Conversations Symposium. East Lansing, MI (Michigan State University). April 14, 2015. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Multimodal Methods in Queer Video-making Practices.” Panel: Risking Method/ology for Queer Reward: Multimodality, Literacy Sponsorscape(s), and the Yearning Archive.” Rebecca Hayes, Jon Wargo, Kathleen Livingston (chair). Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 18-21, 2015. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “Queer Video as Cultural Rhetorics.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference. October 30 – November 1, 2014. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Queer Time of Clayton Pettet.” Panel: “Public Sex as Queer Rhetorics: What Clayton Pettet Can Teach Us About Sex Negative Culture.” Rebecca Hayes, Kathleen Livingston, and Jon Wargo. Cultural Rhetorics Conference. October 30 – November 1, 2014. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Queer Time of Clayton Pettet.” Roundtable: “Reading Public Sex as Performance; Or, What Clay Pettet Can Teach Us About Contemporary Queer Rhetorics.” Rebecca Hayes, Kathleen Livingston, and Jon Wargo. Queer Places, Practices, and Lives. Ohio State University. May 16, 2014 (accepted). Roundtable presentation.

Miles, Casey. “Butch Rhetorics.” Queer Conversations Symposium. Michigan State University. April 10, 2014. Performance.

Hidalgo, Alexandra, and Casey Miles. “A Video Making Extravaganza Answering the Question ‘What Is Free?'” WIDE-EMU Unconference. Eastern Michigan University. October 12, 2013. Workshop.

Miles, Casey. “Dissing the Academy: Doing Queer Feminist Video Work.” Panel: “Queerly Disrupting Power in Communities and the Academy” with Kathleen Livingston. Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Stanford University. September 2013. Conference presentation.

Hayes, Rebecca, Jamie Holding Eagle, Kathleen Livingston, Casey Miles, Rachel Storm, and Joyce Sutton. “City Dreams! Youth Zine Workshop.” Allied Media Conference. Detroit, MI. July 2013. Workshop

Livingston, Kathleen “Violet,” and Casey Miles. “Undisciplined.” UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference. Asheville, NC. April 2013. Performance.

Miles, Casey. “Queer Methodological Praxis: A Look Into The Gender Project.” Panel: “Being There: The Rhetoricity of Queer Spaces, Identities and Bodies” with Kathleen Livingston, Madhu Narayan, and Trixie Smith. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013. Conference presentation.

Hayes, Rebecca, Kathleen Livingston, Casey Miles, Trixie Smith, and Simone West. “Zines!: Making, Assembling, and Distributing Zines as Queer Community Media.” Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference. Lansing, MI. February 2013. Workshop.

Baldwin, Dianna, Rachael Hodder, Dean Holden, James Jackson, John Lauckner, and Casey Miles. “Pinch, Tap, Swipe: How Tablets Can Change the Center.” East Central Writing Center’s Association Conference. Indianapolis, IA. March 2012. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “Butch Rhetoric: A Queer Masculinity in Rhetoric and Composition.” Panel: “Rainbow Arches: Gateways or Barriers in LGBTQ Stories and Identities?” with William Banks (chair), Alexandra Cavallaro, Matt Cox, Garrett Nichols, and Travis Webster. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012. Conference presentation/performance.

Baldwin, Dianna, Rachael Hodder, Dean Holden, James Jackson, John Lauckner, and Casey Miles. “Pinch, Tap, Swipe: Tablets in The Writing Center.” Southeastern Writing Center’s Association Conference. Eastern Kentucky University. March 2012. Workshop.

Baldwin, Dianna, Rachael Hodder, John Lauckner, and Casey Miles. “Turning Pageviews into Appointments: the Role of the Website in the Writing Center.” Michigan Writing Centers Association “Bright Ideas” Conference. Saginaw, MI. October 22, 2011. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “NYLI Residential Sessions: Bridging the Gap from Michigan to West Virginia.” Panel: “Mobilizing Public Spaces for Community Change: The Digital and Visual Rhetorical Work of Youth Leadership” with Jeff Grabill (chair), Lehua Ledbetter, and Lee Sherlock. Computers & Writing Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2011. Conference presentation.

Baldwin, Dianna, Matthew B. Cox, Adam Greteman, Katie Livingston, Casey Miles, Lee Sherlock, and Trixie Smith. “Fuck Tradition: Mapping/Making/Performing/Contesting Queer Relations.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011. Workshop.

Miles, Casey. “Butch in LitCorp Spaces.” Panel: “Watching Stories, Listening to Scenes: Following Literacy Back Home” with Bump Halbritter and Julie Lindquist. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project.” Panel: “Students’ Right to Their Own Research” with J.R. Hammond, Jenn Fishman (chair), and Bump Halbritter (chair). Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, March 2010. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project.” Panel: “Documenting Gender” with Susan Delagrange and Anna Hensley. Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI, October 2009. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project.” Panel: “Multimedia is the Message: Discourse, Diversity, and Accountability in Documentary and Drama” with Noah Blon, Bump Halbritter (chair), and Tristan Johnson. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Minneapolis, July 2009. Conference presentation.

Miles, Casey. “The Gender Project.” Panel: “Student Voices, Student Views, Student Videos” with Noah Blon, Jenn Fishman (chair), Bump Halbritter (chair) Jess Irwin, Tristan Johnson, and John Nelson. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, March 2009. Conference presentation.

Howes, Franny, Kathleen Livingston, Casey Miles, and Donnie Johnson Sackey. “Edge of the Panel, Edge of the Page.” EDGES: A Graduate Conference. East Lansing, MI, March 2009. Conference presentation.

Brewer, Heather, Elizabeth Comer, Kathleen Livingston, and Casey Miles. “Writing Autobiography in the University: Students Respond.” Michigan Women’s Studies Association Conference. Rochester, MI, April 2005. Conference presentation.

Service

National
Social Media Director. Queer Caucus, College Composition & Communication Conference. April 2014 – present.
Invited Panelist. International Writing Center Association Summer Institute. “Diversity in Writing Centers.” June 18, 2015.
Stage 1 reviewer. Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. October 2009. East Lansing, MI.

University
Queer Conversations 2015 Planning Committee. January – April 2015.
Queer Conversations 2014 Planning Committee. January – April 2014.
The Writing Center 20/20 Committee. January 2012 – May 2013
Volunteer. The Responsibility of Teachers in the Wake of Racial Violence Teach-In. August 29, 2015.

College
College of Arts & Letters Diversity Committee. September 2011 – 2013
Invited speaker. IAH 207 Literature, Culture, and Identities. Andrea Riley-Mukavetz. “Stone Butch Blues.” June 2010.

Department
PhD Representative. Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Advisory Council. May 2014 – 2015.
Invited participant. WRA 455 Professional Writing Portfolio Seminar. Stuart Blythe. “Portfolio Feedback.” April 15, 2015.
Recruitment buddy. Rhetoric & Writing Recruitment Week. February 2014 & 2015.
President. Writing, Rhetoric and Praxis (WRAP) Graduate Student Organization. May 2013-2014.
Invited panelist. WRA 395 Writing Center Theory and Practice. Katie Manthey. “Consultant Philosophies.” October 1, 2014.
WRAC Job Search Committee. Spring 2010.

Select Media Coverage

Ryerson, Rachael. “An Overview of (a few) Queer CCCC Sessions.” PraxisWiki. Kairos. 31 Dec 2015.

Portanova, Patricia. “Reviews of CCCC 2013.” Kairos 18.1 (Fall 2013).

“Gender in Society: R&W grad student Casey Miles’ video project explores gender in society.” By Alexandra White. WRAC website (wrac.msu.edu). Fall 2010.

“WRA 453: Grant Writing.” Video. Fall 2010.