Hi! My name is Crystal VanKooten. I'm a teacher, writer, reader, musician, scholar, and student. I'm currently in my second year as a PhD student in the University of Michigan's Engish and Education program. My research interests at the present moment include how vlogging can be used in the writing classroom; composition in multiple of modes of expression such as the written word, image, sound, movement, and gesture; and the changing definitions of terms such as literacies and writing in today’s 21st century contexts.