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Melisa Stone is a Ph.D. student in the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program. Her research focuses on how social constructions of gender inform both the design and communication practices of technologies. A driving question behind her research is concerned with how reproductive health technolgies become gendered or enforce normative understandings of gender. More specifically, she is interested in how feminist rhetorics of embodiment might inform how these technologies are experienced through different types of bodies. She is also interested in the theory and practice of rhetoric & composition and tehcnical & professional writing pedagogies.
Peer Reviewed Special Issues
Stone, M. (forthcoming). “‘Like regular underwear, but so much better.’: How Thinx Can Create Feminist Embodied Subjects through the Enduring Legacy of OBOS.” Special issue: Rhetorical Pasts, Rhetorical Futures: Reflecting on the Legacy of Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Future of Feminist Health Literacy. Peitho.
Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
Pigg, S., Hannah, M., Stone, M. (2018). “Teaching Information Design that Emphasizes Data: Revisiting Professional Writing Outcomes and Assignments.” SIGDOC ’18 Proceedings of the 36th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication: Article No. 4.
Designed and presented with Dr. Stacey Pigg, Dr. Erin Frost, and Melissa Hannah. Workshop: “Operationalizing Apparent Feminism in Online, Offline, and Hybrid Spaces.” CRDM Symposium. Raleigh N.C. 2019.
Workshop: “Taking Action: How Feminist Methodologies Inform the Social Justice Turn in TPC.” TCA SpeedCon. Raleigh, N.C. 2019.
“Productions of Pleasure: Vibration Technologies and Feminine Coded Bodies.” Carolina Rhetorics Conference. Raleigh, N.C. 2019
“What’s Old Is New: Menstruation Tracking Apps and the ‘Pull Out Method.’” Gender, Bodies, Technology. Roanoke, V.A. 2019.
Virtually Attended with Dr. Stacey Pigg and Melissa Hannah. “Teaching Information Design that Emphasizes Data: Revisting Professional Writing Outcomes and Assignments.” SIGDOC ACM International Conference. Milwaukee, W.I. 2018.
- Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media from North Carolina State University, (expected 2021)
- M.A. in English from University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016
- B.A. in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008