Full cv available upon request.
Candace Epps-Robertson, PhD
PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University
MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA in English and Religious Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (July 2018-
Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (July 2016-2018).
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2013-2016)
Assistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric
2019 Coalition for Community Writing Award for Outstanding Book
2016 Theresa J. Enos Award for Best Article in Rhetoric Review
Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March 2010
Black History in the Making Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2003
Epps-Robertson, Candace. Resisting Brown: Race, Literacy, and Citizenship in theHeart of Virginia. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.
“Radical, Conservative, Extreme: Rhetorical Education of the Prince Edward County Free School, 1963-1964” Alternative Histories: Composition in Normal Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1839-1969. Eds. Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix. Pennsylvania: U of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. 61-76.
“Writing with Your Family at the Kitchen Table: Balancing Home and Academic
Communities.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, Vol 14, No 1, (2016), web.
“The Race to Erase Brown vs. Board of Education: The Virginia Way and the
Rhetoric of Massive Resistance.” Rhetoric Review 35: 2 (2016): 108-120
*This article received the 2016 Theresa J. Enos Award for Best Essay.
“Teaching Must be Our Demonstration!:” Literacy, Citizenship, and Activism in
the Prince Edward County Free School Association, 1963-1965.” Literacy in
Composition Studies Journal 3.1: (2015): 82-92. Web. 15 March 2015.
“I’ve Just Got to be Free!” An Interview with Dr. Gwendolyn D. Pough. Composition Forum. (Spring 2014), Web http://compositionforum.com/issue/30/gwendolyn-pough-interview.php
“Where is the Finish Line in the Race Against Race?” An Interview with Dr. Edward H. Peeples Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and ServiceLearning (Spring 2014): 8-27.
Review Essays and Invited Contributions
“Cultural Rhetorics Pedagogies: A Roundtable Discussion.” Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space. (Spring 2018), Web.
Rev. of Writing Beyond Race by bell hooks. Peitho Online Journal (Fall 2014): Web. http://peitho.cwshrc.org/review-writing-beyond-race-living-theory-and-practice/
Rev. of Scalawag: A White Southerner’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. (Fall 2014): 147-150.
“Patron’s Choice: Massive Resistance and Harry F. Byrd.” Notes From the Under
Ground: The Blog of The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. (6 March 2014): Web. http://smallnotes.library.virginia.edu/tag/candace-epps-robertson/
Managing Editor. Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space. 2018-
Associate Editor. The Best of Rhetoric and Composition: Essays from Independent Journals. (2011 and 2012) Parlor Press: 2014, 2015.
Conference Presentations and Workshops
“A Global ARMY of Hope: BTS and a Pedagogy for Global Citizenship.” BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference. Kingston University, London (January 2020)
“Revealing the Ductwork of Rhetorical Historiography.” Rhetoric Society of American Workshop. U of Maryland, College Park. (June 2019)
“Teaching While Black: Pedagogical Strategies for Facing Resistance in Rhetoric and Writing Classrooms.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, Oregon. (March 2017)
“A History of the Pride: Archiving that #BlackLivesMatter.” The Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, Michigan. (October 2014)
“’Vicars of the Democratic Tradition:’ The Rhetorical Education of the Prince Edward County Free School Association, 1963-1964” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, Indiana. (March 2014)
“‘Teaching Must be Our Demonstration!’: The Rhetorical Education of the Prince Edward County Free School, 1963-1964.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (May 2012)
“‘When will they take this school too?’: Teaching for Liberation in the Prince Edward County Free School, 1963-1964.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, Missouri. (March 2012)
“Reviving and Remixing: Learning from the Administrators of the Prince Edward County Free School Association.” Rhetoric Society of America, Old Dominion University Symposium. Norfolk, Virginia. (July 2011)
“The Free Schools of Prince Edward County, Virginia: A Site for Emancipatory Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, Kentucky. (March 2010)
*The course listings below represent current teaching a full list of courses can be made available.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ENGL 105 Writing in the Research University (Spring 2020)
ENGL 105iWriting in the Humanities (Fall 2018, 2 sections)
ENGL 116 A History of Writing: From Pen to Pixel (Spring 2019)
ENGL 706 Rhetorical Theory and Practice (Spring 2020)
ENGL 805 Special Topics: African American Rhetorics (Spring 2019)
University of North Carolina
Subcommittee for Graduate Curriculum, Spring 2019
Old Dominion University
Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2017
Faculty Group for Dialogues on Race and Racism, 2016-
Search Committee for English and Women’s Studies, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
Michigan State University
First Year Writing Committee, 2014-2015
Merit Review for Fixed Term Faculty Spring 2014- 2015
Teacher/Scholar Award Sub-Committee, 2013-2014
Elected-Committee Member, Advisory Board Council, 2014-2016
Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Committee, Fall 2015
Service to the Discipline
Executive Committee (Elected) Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2018-
Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2018-
Rhetoric Society of American Dissertation Award Committee, Spring 2019
Reviewer for 2018 Cultural Rhetorics Conference
Stage 1 Reviewer for 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017
Nominating Committee Member (Elected) Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017
Stage 1 Review for 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2016
Reviewer for Rhetoric Review, 2018-
Reviewer for College English 2016-
Reviewer, Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, 2016
Reviewer, Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service-Learning. 2016
Task Force Member, Action Workshop Planning. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2016
Committee Member, Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Conference on College Composition and Communication. 2013-
Assistant to the Conference on College Composition and Communication Program Chair. 2009-2010