2014-2015 CAS Faculty Accomplishments

CAS Faculty Accomplishments

Current Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year


Ryan Dearinger

  • “Hell and Heaven on Wheels: Mormons, Immigrants, and the Reconstruction of American Progress and Masculinity on the First Transcontinental Railroad,” in Immigrants in the Far West: Historical Identities and Experiences, edited by Brian Cannon and Jessie Embry (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2014).

Van Tassell, J., Rinehart, J., and Mahrt, L.,

  • 2014, Late Pleistocene Airport Lane fossil site, La Grande, northeast Oregon: Oregon Geology, v. 70, no. 1, Summer 2014, p. 3-13.

Cori Brewster

  • “Social Economies of Literacy in Rural Oregon: Accounting for Diverse Sponsorship Histories of Working-Class Students in and out of School.” Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class. Eds. William Thelin and Genesea Carter. (In progress.)
  • “’A Melting Pot That’s Constantly Being Stirred’: Rhetorics of Race and Tolerance at a Regional Museum.” Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lines Across America. Eds. Patricia Wojahn and Barbara Couture. Utah State UP (In press.)
  • “Basic Writing through the Back Door: Community-Engaged Courses in the Rush-to-Credit Age.” Basic Writing e-Journal (Fall 2014).


Aaron Thornburg

  • Will be presenting his work on using digital storytelling in the practice of ethnography and teaching of anthropology as part of a panel entitled “Digital Media and the Production of Anthropology: A Discussion on Visual Ethics.” This panel will be part of the 113th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, December 3-7, 2014.

Cori Brewster

  • “’Some Day Men Will Read Again’: Learning from Literacy Crises in Popular Apocalyptic Texts.” Paper to be presented at the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Reno, NV, November, 2014.
  • “From ‘Incomes’ to Access: Accounting for the Diverse Literacies of Rural College Students.” Workshop to be presented at Pacific Northwest TYCA – Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association Joint Conference, Vancouver, WA, October, 2014.
  • “Blogging Identities of ‘Women in Ag’: Ethos, Agricultural Media, and the Gendered Production of Food.” Paper to be presented at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Boise, ID, October, 2014.
  • “’A Melting Pot That’s Constantly Being Stirred’: Rhetorics of Race and Tolerance at a Regional Museum.” Paper presented at Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, TX, May, 2014.

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