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Rachel Winter

E-mail: rachel.winter@ucf.edu

Twitter: @rnwinter88

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Texts and Technology

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL                                                                      

Anticipated Graduation: August 2020.

Dissertation: Meme-ing the Election: Citizen Participation in Candidate Branding Practices in the Texas 2018 Midterm Election

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Anastasia Salter

 

Master of Arts in English

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY                                                                          

May 2015.

Mentored Scholarly Project: “Overcoming Spatial Constraints of Flipping the Classroom at Eastern Kentucky University.”

                                                                                                                        

Bachelor of Arts in English and French

Denison University, Granville, OH                                                                

May 2011.

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor

Communications Department, University of Kentucky

  • Composition and Communication I (CIS 110 – lower division course): Fall 2015, Spring 2016.

  • Composition and Communication II (CIS 111 – lower division course): Spring 2016.

 

Adjunct Professor

English Department, Eastern Kentucky University

  • Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 101 – lower division course): Summer 2015, Fall 2015.

  • Research, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 102 – lower division course): Spring 2016.

Publications

Journal Articles

 

Winter, Rachel. (2020). “Fanon Bernie Sanders: Political Read Person Fan Fiction and the Construction of a Candidate.” In "Fandom and Politics," edited by Ashley Hinck and Amber Davisson, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 32. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2019.1679.

 

Winter, Rachel and Anastasia Salter. “DeepFakes: Uncovering Hardcore Open Source on GitHub.” Porn Studies. Doi: 10.1080/23268743.2019.1642794.

 

Conference Proceedings

 

Hensley, Emily, and Rachel Winter. (2017). “Board Games and Creativity in the Classroom: Reflections from Pedagogicon.” Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Proceedings from the 2017 Pedagogicon, edited by Russell Carpenter, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Matthew Winslow, and Shirley O’Brien. Conference Proceedings, New Forums Press.

Book Chapters

 

Carpenter, Russell, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rachel Winter, and Adam Bunnell. (2017). “A Challenge for the Flipped Classroom: Addressing Spatial Divides.” Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global. 1800-1817. [Reprint].

 

Hensley, Emily, Rachel Winter, and Shane Richardson. (2016). "Using Writing Studio Pedagogy to Transcend Teaching Spaces." Writing Studio Pedagogy: Space, Place, and Rhetoric in Collaborative Environments. Eds. Matthew Kim and Russell Carpenter, Rowman & Littlefield. 47-62.                                                                                                                               

Carpenter, Russell, Rachel Winter, Emily Hensley, Kelsey Strong, Rebecca Williams, and Adam Bunnell. (2015). “Mapping the Hot Spots: A Zoning Approach to Space Analysis and Design.” Journal of Learning Spaces. Ed. Joe M. Williams, University of North Carolina. 19-25.   

 

Carpenter, Russell, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rachel Winter, and Adam Bunnell. (2014). “A Challenge for the Flipped Classroom: Addressing Spatial Divides.” Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience. Ed. Abigail Scheg, IGI Global. 139-156.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Associate)

Games and Interactive Media, University of Central Florida

  • Social Platforms (DIG 3146 – upper division course): Spring 2020.

  • Creative Industries (DIG 4630 – large upper division course >100): Fall 2019, Spring 2020.

  • Front End-Based Web Design (DIG 2500 – lower division course): Fall 2019. Online.

 

Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Associate)

Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida

  • Situated Inquiry of Writing and Rhetoric (ENC 1102 – lower division course): Fall 2016, Spring 2017.

 

Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Assistant)

English Department, Eastern Kentucky University

  • Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 101 – lower division course): Fall 2014.

  • Research, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 102 – lower division course): Spring 2015.

Research Experience

Graduate Research Associate | January 2020 – present

NEH funded, CAH Research Grant, University of Central Florida

Graduate Assistant to Drs. Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

 

Graduate Research Associate | March 2018 – May 2018

Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida

Graduate assistant to Dr. Stephanie Vie

 

Graduate Research Associate | February 2018 – May 2019

SocialSim, University of Central Florida Institute for Simulation and Training

 

Graduate Research Associate | January 2018 – March 2018

Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES), University of Central Florida

 

Graduate Research Associate | September 2017 – May 2018

Center for Humanities and Digital Research, University of Central Florida

 

Graduate Research Associate | August 2016 – September 2017

College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Office, University of Central Florida

Graduate assistant to Kristin Wetherbee

 

Graduate Research Associate | May 2017 – July 2017

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, University of Central Florida

Graduate assistant to Dr. Blake Scott

 

Graduate Research Assistant | August 2013 – May 2015

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University

Graduate assistant to Dr. Russell Carpenter

Conference Presentations

Winter, R. (2019). “True Gritty: Gritty as a Symbol of Regional and Political Identity,” Fan Studies Network North America, Chicago, IL, October.

 

Winter, R. (2019). “White Masculinity and Digital Political Discourse: Memes and Bernie Bros in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election,” Society for Cinema & Media Studies, Seattle, WA, March.

 

Winter, R. (2017). “Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash: Digital Humanities and Political Activism,” HASTAC, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, November.

 

Apostel, K., Apostel S., Gierdowski, D., Carpenter, R., Kitalong, K., Hensley, E., And Winter, R. (2017). “Designing Spaces of Wonder: Related Perspectives on Pedagogy, Multimodality, and Technology across Institutions” Computers and Writing Conference, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, June 1-4.

 

Hensley, E., Tarvin, E., and Winter, R. (2017). “Navigating Digital Environments with Creative, Multimodal Learning Design,” Digitorium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, March.

 

Carpenter, R., Dvorak, K., Winter, R., and Hensley, E. (2017). “Recentering Writing Feedback through Writing Studio Pedagogy,” Southwestern Writing Center Association, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI, February.

 

Winter, R. (2016). “Laughing our Assets off: Using Humorous Video Clips to Teach Composition Concepts,” Pedagogicon, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, May.

 

Winter, R. (2016). “The ‘Flipped’ Teaching Trend and Classroom Design: Implications for Writing Centers,” Southwestern Writing Center Association – Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, May.

 

Hensley, E., Richardson, S., and Winter, R. (2014). “Using Social Media to Address New Challenges in Composition Courses,” 21st Century Englishes Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, October.

 

Carpenter, R., Winter, R., and Richardson, S. (2014). “Spaces of the Noel Studio” Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, September.

Workshops

Winter, R., Morin, C., and Hensley, E. (2019). “Code Switching, Shifting, Meshing?: Valuing Student and Tutor Home Dialects in the Academic Writing Center,” Southwestern Writing Center Association, Myrtle Beach, SC, February.

 

Winter, R., and Hensley, E. (2018). “Memes and r/NoSleep: Digital Reactions to the 2016/2017 Election with Pedagogical Implications,” with Emily Hensley, Computers and Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May.

 

Napier, T., Morin, C., Hensley, E., and Winter, R. (2018). “Research as Play: Promoting Inquiry through Pedagogies of Play,” Computers and Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May.

 

Winter, R., Hensley E., and Morin, C. (2018). “Where Do You Want to Sit?: Creatively Turning Space into Place,” Southwestern Writing Center Association, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, February.

 

Hensley, E., and Winter, R. (2017). “Using Interactive Media to Foster Creativity in the Classroom” Pedagogicon 2017, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, May.

Winter, R. (2017). “Overcoming the Spatial Constraints of Flipping the Classroom at Eastern Kentucky University.” University Presentation Showcase, Graduate Poster Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, January 2017.

 

Carpenter, R., Winter, R., Hensley, E., Strong, K., and Williams, R. (2017). “Mapping the Hot Spots: Zoning Approaches to Space Analysis.” University Presentation Showcase, Graduate Poster Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, January 2017. 

Poster Presentations
Awards and Certifications

Madonna Marsden Writing Award                                                         May 2015

LeAnn Stokes Award for Commitment to Student Success                   May 2015

         through Excellence in Consulting                                                          

College Reading and Learning Association Level II Certification          May 2014 – present

Technical Skills
  • HTML

  • CSS

  • PHP

  • JSON

  • Tracery

  • Inky

Related Experience

Freelance Academic Editing, University of Central Florida | May 2017 – present

  • Edit academic journal articles and book chapters for UCF faculty.

  • Provide comprehensive feedback to UCF faculty members on drafts for publication.

 

Intern, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, University of Central Florida | August 2016 – December 2016

  • Developed participant pages for the 2017 Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium Wordpress site.

  • Developed stylesheet for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine journal.

Service and Community Engagement

President                                                                                            January 2018 – January 2019

Texts and Technology Graduate Student Organization, University of Central Florida

 

Secretary                                                                                            January 2017 – January 2018

Texts and Technology Graduate Student Organization, University of Central Florida

 

Chair                                                                                                  October 2019

Fan Studies Network North America

   

Reviewer                                                                                            October 2018

New Media & Society

 

Moderator                                                                                         November 2017

HASTAC 2017

 

Assistant Editor                                                                                October 2017 – present

KAIROS

 

Conference Session Chair                                                                May 2017

Pedagogicon 2017

 

Reviewer                                                                                            November 2016 – Nov. 2017

Editorial Advisory Review Board IGI Global

 

Conference Session Chair                                                                February 2016

The Louisville Conference

 

Reviewer                                                                                            November 2015

SWCA Proposal Review Committee

 

Graduate Student Advisor                                                               August 2014 – May 2015

Noel Studio Advisory Committee

 

Graduate Student Advisor                                                               August 2014 – May 2015 

Eastern Kentucky University Graduate Studies Committee

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