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Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young

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“This text serves as a call to writing instruction to not to be afraid, but to boldly approach antiracist pedagogy for the necessary tool that it is.”
Composition Forum

“Readers will benefit from this collection given that it can broaden understandings of scholars, teachers, and students who inhabit a variety of positions in the university. . . . This collection will be particularly useful for audiences wanting to initiate or revitalize commitments to antiracist engagements.”
Rhetoric Review


In Performing Antiracist Pedagogy, Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young seek to help create openings to address race and racism not only in course readings and class discussion in writing, rhetoric, and communication courses but also in wider public settings. The contributors to this collection, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, urge readers to renew their commitment to intelligently and publicly deliberate race and to counteract the effects of racism. The book is both theoretically rigorous and practical, providing readers with insightful analyses of race and racism and useful classroom suggestions and examples.

Contributors: Chiara Bacigalupa, Sophia Bell, Susan Leigh Brooks, Frankie Condon, Rasha Diab, John Dean, Thomas Ferrell, Beth Godbee, Dae-Joong Kim, Timothy Lensmire, Calvin M. Logue, Aja Y. Martinez, Rebecca Nathan, Bobbi Olson, Jessica Parker, Charise Pimentel, Octavio Pimentel, Mya Poe, Neil Simpkins, Nathan Snaza, Deatra Sullivan, Vershawn Ashanti Young

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Frankie Condon is associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Her books include I Hope I Join the Band; Performing Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication, coedited with Vershawn Ashanti Young; and The Everyday Writing Center, coauthored with Michele Eodice, Elizabeth Boquet, Anne Ellen Geller, and Margaret Carroll. She is the recipient of the Federation of Students Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance) and the Outstanding Performance Award (for excellence in teaching and scholarship) from the University of Waterloo.

Vershawn Ashanti Young is a member of the faculty of arts at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Iowa and the University of Kentucky. He teaches communication, English, and performance studies. He serves as a consultant to schools and organizations in the areas of cultural competency and diversity. He values collaboration and has authored or co-authored several books, including Other People's English: Code Meshing, Code Switching, and African American Literacy (Teachers College Press 2014). His articles have appeared in African American Review, American Literary History, PMLA, College Communication and Composition, Journal of Advanced Composition, and Souls. For the past decade, he has been developing the concept of code-meshing, using multiple Englishes and dialects in formal written and oral communication in school and at work. For more on code-meshing and Vershawn, see

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  • Paperback Price: $30.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-649-6
  • Publication Month: January
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Pages: 258
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-649-6

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