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								Marilee Elizabeth																 Brooks-Gillies

Marilee Elizabeth Brooks-Gillies

Director of the University Writing Center
Assistant Professor of English
Department: English, University Writing Center
(317) 278-2477
CA 501H

Bio

Biography

Marilee Brooks-Gillies is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the University Writing Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She currently serves as President of the East Central Writing Centers Association and on the IWCA Inclusion and Social Justice Task Force. Her scholarship is situated within cultural rhetorics and writing center studies with an emphasis on place-making in communities of practice. Her work has been published in the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, The Peer Review, and enculturation. She is an editor of Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines as well as special issues of Across the Disciplines and Harlot. She has forthcoming book chapters in the edited collections Linguistic Justice on Campus and Affect & Emotion in the Writing Center.

Education

Education

  • PhD Michigan State University 2013
  • MA Central Michigan University 2008
  • BA Alma College 2004

Teaching

Teaching

Writing Center Theory and Practice, Cultural Rhetorics, Material Rhetorics, Rhetoric History and Theory, First-Year Writing

Publications

Publications

Books
Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie G. Smith, editors. Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting, WAC Clearinghouse, 2020, https://wac.colostate.edu/books/atd/graduate/.

Articles
Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, J.M. Dembsey, Lisa Bell, and Duane Theobald. “Writing Center Administrator Guidance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Progression of a Position Statement.” The Peer Review, vol. 5, no. 1, 2021, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/issue-5-1/writing-center-administrator-guidance-in-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic-the-progression-of-a-position-statement/.

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee and Jessica Jorgenson Borchert. “Postpartum ‘Fit’: Making Space for Feminist Mothering and Mom Bodies in Academic Spaces.” Dress Practices as Embodied Multimodal Rhetoric, a special issue of the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 3, no. 2, 2020, http://journalofmultimodalrhetorics.com/3-2-issue-brooks-gillies-and-borchert.

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee. “Constellations Across Cultural Rhetorics and Writing Centers.” Writing Centers and Relationality: Constellating Stories, a special issue of The Peer Review, 2018, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/relationality-si/constellations-across-cultural-rhetorics-and-writing-centers/.

Powell, Malea, Daisy Levy, Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Maria Novotny, and Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson of The Cultural Rhetorics Theory Lab. “Our Story Begins Here: Constellating Cultural Rhetorics Practices.” enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, Issue 18, 2014, http://enculturation.net/our-story-begins-here.

Book Chapters
Brooks-Gillies, Marilee. “Embracing Difficult Conversations: Making Anti-Racist and Decolonial Writing Center Programming Visible.” Building a More Linguistically Just Campus: Theory, Pedagogy, and Advocacy, edited by Eunjeong Lee, Jennifer Johnson, Norah Fahim, and Brooke Schreiber. Under contract with Multilingual Matters’s New Perspectives on Language and Education Series. (in press)

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Elena G. Garcia, and Katie Manthey. “Making Do by Making Space: Graduate Writing Groups as Spaces Alongside Programmatic and Institutional Places.” Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting, edited by Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie G. Smith, WAC Clearinghouse, 2020, https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/books/graduate/brooks-gillies.pdf.

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee. “Re-membering and Re-locating: Navigating a Shifting Sense of Space, Place, and Self as a Graduate Student.” Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students, edited by Andrea Davis and Suzanne Webb, Fountainhead Press, 2017, pp. 13-34.

Special Issues
Buck, Amber, Megan Condis, Kristin Prins, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, and Martha Webber, editors. Craft and DIY Rhetorics, special issue of Harlot: a revealing look at the arts of persuasion, issue 14, 2015, http://harlotofthearts.org/index.php/harlot/issue/view/14.

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie Smith, editors. Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines, special issue of Across the Disciplines, vol. 12, no. 3, 2015, https://wac.colostate.edu/atd/graduate_wac/index.cfm.

Service

Service

Board member, Cultural Rhetorics Consortium; At-Large Representative, East-Central Writing Centers Association; Conference Chair, Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference AY 2014-2015; Conference organizer, Cultural Rhetorics Conference Oct-Nov 2014

President, East Central Writing Centers Association; Board member, Cultural Rhetorics Consortium; Member, International writing Centers Association Inclusion and Social Justice Task Force

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

  • Writing Center theory and practice
  • Rhetoric history and theory
  • Space/Place rhetorics
  • Material rhetorics
  • Mentoring
  • Graduate education

Location

Location:
CA 501H
Address:
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202