Dr. Jason Peters

Jason Peters

Associate Professor

First-Year Composition Program Coordinator

English Major Advisor

E-mail: jpeter65@calpoly.edu


Ph.D. English, University of Rhode Island, 2015
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2010
B.A. English, Rhode Island College, 1999 

Teaching and Research Interests

Composition and Rhetoric 
Composition Theory, History & Pedagogy 
Environmental Rhetoric

Courses Taught

ENGL 131/132: Multilingual Approaches to Academic Writing (I & II)
ENGL 133: Multilingual Writing and Rhetoric  
ENGL 134: Writing and Rhetoric 
ENGL 145: Writing Arguments 
ENGL 220: Introduction to Writing Studies
ENGL 311: Advanced Rhetorical Inquiry and Writing
ENGL 310: Corporate Communication 
ENGL 312: Translingual Rhetorical Inquiry and Writing
ENGL 467: Environmental Rhetoric 
ENGL 501: Introduction to English Studies 
ENGL 505: Composition Theory
ENGL 506: Pedagogical Approaches to Composition

Selected Publications

“Public Art as Social Infrastructure: Methods and Materials for Social Action at Environmentally Contaminated Sites,” Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, 19.2 (2020).

“Dignitas and ‘Shit Shovels’: Corporate Bodies and Unruly Language.” Unruly Rhetorics (Pittsburgh UP, 2018). 

“Tierra Contaminada: Economies of Writing and Contaminated Ground.” Economies of Writing: Revaluations in Rhetoric and Composition (Utah State UP, 2017). 

“Speak White: Language Policy, Immigration Discourse, and Tactical Authenticity.” College English 75.6 (July 2013).

Selected Presentations

2023 February. “Community Writing Showcase: Epistemologies for Enacting Hope.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago IL.

2022 October. “Franco-American Language Politics in the Vatican Archives.” American Council of Québec Studies, Baltimore MD.

2021 October. “Sociology as Critical Literacy Work.” Conference on Community Writing (virtual).

2019 July. “AgWriteCulture.” Creative Sustainability Courses. California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. University of California - Santa Barbara.

2019 March. “Language Ideologies and Archival Arrangements.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA.

2018 November. “Learning Conditions: Language Economies and the Making of a French-English Bilingual School.” American Council for Québec Studies. New Orleans, LA.

2018 October. “Entangled Language and Materiality: Mattering of Body, Language Difference, and Language Politics.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. University of Louisville, Louisville KY.

Professional Memberships

American Council of Québec Studies
Conference on College Composition & Communication
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English

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