Good morning everyone. I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself. Last May, I graduated with my PhD in Rhetoric, Writing and Professional Communication after successfully defending my dissertation, Chronic Illness Narratives in Facebook. I have been a visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University for the last 2 years but will be moving from NC to Texas over the summer in order to take a tenure track position at Tarleton State.
My research interests focus primarily on the connections between social media and health care and the many threads that can be explored there: ethics, access, gender, power, stigma, shame, and much more. I have also done some previous work on gender in text based chat environments.
I can be reached by email at email@example.com. I'm on twitter @KLHinson. I am excited to be part of the workshop this year and am looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds.