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Lauren Rouse

PhD Student in Texts & Technology

University of Central Florida

Biography

Lauren Rouse is a second year student at the University of Central Florida in the Texts & Technology PhD. Her research focuses on the rhetoric and discourses that fans use in online communities, specifically in conversations about and fan works on disability, mental illness, and neurodiversity. She is a fan of Costco free samples, secondhand bookstores, and DIY projects and is probably drinking coffee right now.

Interests

  • Fan Fiction
  • Disability Studies & Crip Theory
  • Critical Code Studies
  • Queer Theory

Education

  • PhD in Texts & Technology, 2023

    University of Central Florida

  • MA in English, 2019

    DePaul University

  • BSEd, 2017

    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Central Florida

Aug 2020 – May 2021 Florida
Graduate Research Assistant in Texts and Technology department with Dr. Salter.
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Central Florida

Jan 2020 – Aug 2020 Florida
Graduate Research Assistant in Texts and Technology department with Drs. Salter and Stanfill. Assisted with the NEH Summer Institute on Understanding Digital Culture–syllabus and institute content can be found at: https://understandingdigitalculture.hcommons.org/
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Central Florida

Aug 2019 – Aug 2020 Florida
Graduate Research Assistant in Department of Writing and Rhetoric with Drs. Pinkert and Rounsaville.
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Assistant

DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning

Aug 2019 – Aug 2018 Chicago
Peer Tutor, Writing Fellow and Graduate Assistant for Writing Groups. Worked with Erin Herrmann, Associated Director of UCWbL.
 
 
 
 
 

Student Assistant

DePaul University

Aug 2017 – Aug 2018 Chicago
Student Assistant in Center for Educational Technology

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