September 28, 2016

Rachel E. Molko is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts Rhetoric and Composition program. Her recent work on exploring spoken-word poetry as a literacy tool has led to opportunities to present at the WPA conference, the Thomas R. Watson conference, and Cultural Rhetorics Conference.

Hosted by the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the WPA conference is where educators and researchers come together in conversation and research-based presentations.

The University of Louisville is home to the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition and is driven by Dr. Watson’s belief that literate citizenry is a priority.

The Cultural Rhetorics Conference is the biennial interdisciplinary conference of the Cultural Rhetoric Consortium with a focus on understanding how culture impacts all rhetorical practices.

These national peer-reviewed conference presentation opportunities showcase the diverse and exciting research in which graduate students in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s MA program participate. Rachel is also a recipient of the Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship. This award is given each year to minority graduate students who demonstrate high academic merit and enrich the UCF intellectual community through participation and contributions. Congratulations to Rachel, and to learn more about the MA program in Rhetoric and Composition, click here.