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Ph.D. student

Keshia Mcclantoc is a Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Rhetoric within the UNL English Department. She is interested in community and rural literacies, queer and feminist rhetorics, and digital archives and communities. She typically writes on how those with marginalized identities interact within digital and rural spaces and is currently working on a dissertation dedicated to exploring queer literacies in the rural South. In teaching, which she does both in the UNL English and Women and Gender Studies departments, Keshia often uses pop culture as a pedagogical tool, encourages multimodal writing, and cultivates accessible and inclusive classroom spaces. Keshia has previously published on these scholarly and pedagogical interests in Transformative Works and Culture, Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, and the Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric. In her time at UNL, she has held positions in EGSA (2017-2019), the UNL Writing Center (2017-2019), the Watershed Executive Board (2019-2021), and has served as Assistant Director of Composition (2020-2021). At present, Keshia acts as Co-Director for the Writing Lincoln Initiative and is currently a writer and the social media manager for Watershed, the English department's graduate student blog.


M.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln
English, with Certification in Women and Gender Studies

B.A., University of Montevallo