Deconference Keynote: Dr. Tamika L. Carey, with Dr. Beverly J. Moss

This is a headshot of Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, an African-American woman with black, shoulder-length hair and a blue floral top.

Deconference Keynote Address

The Uses of Fatigue: Investments and Invitations”

Dr. Tamika L. Carey, University of Virginia

Sunday, October 1st at 1:00pm EST, Sisters Chapel
This event will be live-streamed.

Tamika L. Carey, PhD is an interdisciplinary scholar and teacher whose work focuses on African American Rhetorics and Literacies, Feminist Rhetorics, Black Women’s Writing and Intellectual Traditions, and the memoir. She is the author of Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood (SUNY 2016), a feminist critique of the wellness campaigns that emerged and circulated in African American inspirational literature and film on the tail end of the Black Women’s Literary Renaissance in the early nineties. For this project, she earned the 2019 Inaugural Book Series Scholar Award by DBLAC. Her published essays on forms of activism, risk, and urgency in Black women’s lives appear in venues such as Rhetoric Review, Enculturation, Signs: A Journal of Women and Culture, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly; and she is also the author of an inspirational memoir. She is currently an Associate Professor of English, a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the NEH Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia. 

This is a headshot of Dr. Michelle Bachelor Robinson, an African-American woman with black, shoulder-length hair and a blue floral top.


Dr. Beverly J. Moss, The Ohio State University

Beverly J. Moss, a professor of English at The Ohio State University, earned her B.A. in English from Spelman College, her M.A from Carnegie-Mellon, and her Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric, composition, and literacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her scholarly and pedagogical interests include examining literacy in African American community spaces, composition theory and pedagogy, and writing center theories and practices.  She is the (co)author and/or (co)editor of five books and several book chapters and as well as essays in several journals, including articles Literacy in Composition Studies, Community Literacy Journal, Reflections, and Composition Studies.  In addition, Beverly has served on the editorial boards of College Composition and Communication and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series and currently is on the editorial board of the Community Literacy Journal.  She also serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for Community Writing and as director of the OSU Department of English’s Second-Year Writing program.  Beverly has received many honors including Ohio State’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the 2021 College Composition and Communication Exemplar Award, and the 2021 Coalition for Community Writing’s Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing award.  In addition to her work at OSU, Beverly is director of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), a professional development network of public-school teachers affiliated with the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English who engage in socially just transformative teaching.