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Good evening!  I am looking forward to the coming week and the workshop opportunities. I graduated with my PhD in Rhetoric, Writing and Professional Communication from East Carolina University after successfully defending my dissertation, Chronic Illness Narratives in Facebook last May. For the last two years I have been teaching as a visiting assistant professor of professional writing at Appalachian State University.  I am currently in the process of packing my house and preparing to move from North Carolina to Texas. My reesearch interests include social media and health care and the myriad intersections that such spaces create involving ethics, gender, access, social class, stigma, etc.

The project I will be working on for this worskhop includes some early stage work on stigma and shaming in virtual online support groups.

I can be reached by email at hinsonka71@icloud.com. I look forward to the coming week.

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