My name is Dawn Opel and I am a PhD student in Rhet/Comp and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. I teach writing and new media courses. My research is primarily focused on postfeminist cultural rhetorics, fan studies, and participatory culture, and I study women who read and remix literature in social media spaces. (I'll bring a draft of an article from this work to the FDSW.) A recovering lawyer, I also do research in feminist theory and professional and technical communication. Finally, I am very interested in gaming and digital media and learning, mostly because my 8-year-old son and I spend a lot of time Minecrafting.
I'll be doing some digital archiving of social media for FSDW, so follow me on twitter @dawnopel and don't forget to tweet with the hashtag #FSDW!
Looking forward to working with all of you!