Dr. Jason Peters

Jason Peters

Assistant Professor

writing director

English Major Advisor

Office: 47-35C
Phone: (805) 756-2862
E-mail: jpeter65@calpoly.edu

faculty office hours





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 129/130: Multilingual Approaches to Academic Writing (I & II)
ENGL 133: Multilingual Writing and Rhetoric  
ENGL 134: Writing and Rhetoric 
ENGL 145: Writing Arguments 
ENGL 149: Technical Writing for Engineers
ENGL 302: Advanced Composition 
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

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.

2018 March. “AgWriteCulture: Sustainable Science Meets Community Engagement.” College English Association. St. Petersburg, Florida.

2018 March. Facilitator, workshop on transnational writing program administration. “Engaging the Global: Transforming Transnational Literacy Work.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO. 

2018 March. “Electronic Portfolios as Language Labor: Translations, Border Crossings, and Digital Divides.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City MO, March 2018. 

2017 March. “’A Chinese Dish Consisting of Thick Wheat Noodles Topped with a Mixture of Ground Pork Stir-Fried with Zhajiang’: Translation and Citation in Digital Writing.” Engaging the Global: Challenges and Practices of the Digital in Transnational Writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland OR. 

2016 October. “Rhetorical Mobility: Reading Student Writing in Transnational Contexts.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. University of Louisville, Louisville KY. 

2016 August. “Unsettling Histories: Language Ideologies and Nationalist Formations.” ‘College Writing.’ From the 1966 Dartmouth Conference to Tomorrow. Dartmouth College, Hanover NH. 

2016 April. “The Urban Pond Procession: World-Making Through Differences.” The 21st International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology, Santa Ana CA. 

2016 March. “The Cross-Border Archives of Composition.” Responsible Action: International Higher Education Writing Research Exchange. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston TX. 

Professional Memberships

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

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