Department of English
West Chester University
Hannah M. Ashley
- Professor of English
Director of First-Year Writing
Coordinator, Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies (YES) Program
Founder, Writing Zones 12.5
Ph.D. Temple University
- Research Interests
First generation and working-class university students, basic writing, Bakhtinian voicing theory, critical discourse analysis, critical pedagogy, service learning, and community and academic literacies.
- Selected Publications
"What is Basic Writing?" (2013). Invited chapter in A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators. Ed. Rita Malenczyk. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
"Apertures and Openings: Hanging Peer Review on Our Rubric." Co-authored with Nicole Fugelo, Gaetan Pappalardo, and Andrew Stout (WCU graduate students). In Peer Pressure, Peer Power. Eds. Steven Corbett, Michelle LaFrance and Teagan Decker. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (Under Contract)
"The Idea of a Literacy Dula" (2012). Invited chapter in Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University. Eds. Jess Restaino and Laurie Cella. Part of the "Cultural Studies/Pedagogy/Activism" series published by Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield.
"Social Justice and Multi-Modal Writing for Basic Composition, Really? A Post-Process Framework" (2013). Prezi for BWe: The Basic Writing e-journal.
"The Art of Queering Voices: A Fugue" (2007). Journal of Basic Writing (26.1): 49-64.
"Between Civility and Conflict: Toward a Community Engaged Procedural Rhetoric" (Spring 2006). Reflections: A Journal Of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning 5.1: 49-66.
"Playing the Game: Proficient Working-Class Student Writers' Second Voices" (May 2001). Research in the Teaching of English 35.4: 493-524.
Eight Bullets: One Woman’s Story of Surviving Anti-Gay Violence (1995). Co-authored with Claudia Brenner. Firebrand Books. Lambda Book Award Finalist, biography category