Amber Buck studies the representation of crafting activities in online spaces but prefers edible crafts in practice, specifically vegan cupcakes. She is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.
Megan Condis works on gender and embodiment in video game culture and also loves knitting, cooking, and cosplay. She is an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. You can find her online here.
Kristin Prins is a free-form crocheter who learned to crochet chains as a kid and picked up the rest by watching and re-watching instructional videos on YouTube. She also enjoys wonky sewing projects and experimental baking. Her professional work includes adapting DIY and craft practices to writing and rhetoric classes, which she teaches at Cal Poly Pomona.
Marilee Brooks-Gillies crochets to unwind and relax in the evenings. Crochet helps her transition into evening while also allowing her to make something, to be useful. She also made 1,000 felt flowers for her wedding in 2010. Her dissertation, Crafting Place: Rhetorical Practices of the Everyday, based on her work with a women's craft group, developed a theoretical framework that recognizes space and place as rhetorical entities. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Center at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (UIPUI), where she also teaches material rhetorics and rhetoric history and theory.
Martha Webber's primary craft media include button making, embroidery, and sewing. She cut the fabric for her first independent sewing project so off-grain, the pair of neon orange "raver" pants she made twisted more than her dance moves. Since then, she's learned not to start sewing pants hem-first, earned an AA in fashion design, and cofacilitated embroidery workshops for women in South Africa in 2008 with nonprofit Create Africa South. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at Cal State Fullerton, where she teaches and researches writing and craft practices.
Buck, Amber; Condis, Megan; Prins, Kristin; Brooks-Gillies, Marilee; and Webber, Martha
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