Rachel Constance Jackson

Address: TBA
Phone: TBA
E-mail: rachel.jackson@okstate.edu

B.A. in English, Minor in Philosophy, University of Central Oklahoma
M.A. in English Language and Literature, Emphasis in American Literature, University of Tulsa
Ph.D. in English, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies, University of Oklahoma

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Cultural Studies, Decolonial Theory, and Critical Regionalism
  • Transrhetorical Analysis and Qualitative Methodologies
  • Community Writing and Digital Storytelling
  • Kiowa and Cherokee Languages

Selected Publications

“Decolonizing Community Writing with Community Listening: Story, Transrhetorical Resistance, and Indigenous Cultural Literacy Activism.” Community Literacy Journal. Special Issue: Community Listening. Ed. Jenn Fishman and Lauren Rosenberg. Fall 2018. 8,780 words.

“The Story of a Song: Transrhetorical Resistance, Decolonization, and Kiowa Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Review. Special Issue: Decolonizing Rhetorics. Ed. Ellen Cushman and Heather Brooke Adams. Spring 2019. 1,683 words.

“Decolonizing Place and Race: Racial Resentments, Local Histories, and Transrhetorical Analysis.” Rhetoric Review, 36:4. Special Issue: Racial Resentments. Ed. Kathleen Welch and Meta Carstarphen. October 2017. 5961 words.

“Resisting Relocation: Placing Leadership on Indigenous Land.” College English, 79:5. Special Issue: Leadership. Ed. Tom Miller and Joddy Murray. May 2017. 7609 words.

“Locating Oklahoma: Critical Regionalism and Transrhetorical Analysis in the Composition Classroom.” College Composition and Communication, 66:2. Special Issue: Locations of Writing. December 2014. 7565 words.

“The People Who Live Here: Localizing Rhetorical Texts in Gl/Oklahoma Classrooms.” Working English in Rhetoric and  Composition: Global-local Contexts, Commitments, Consequences. Eds. Bruce Horner and Karen Kopelson. Southern Illinois University Press. July 2014. 3988 words.

“Zinn and the Art of Rhetorical Recovery: Reclaiming Oklahoma’s Radicality.” Howard Zinn’s Legacies. Ed. Davis D. Joyce. The Progressive Press. May 2014. 5000 words.

“Interview: A Walk in the Woods with Murv Jacob.” Studies in American Indian Literature. Special Issue on Animal Studies. Ed. Brian Hudson. Fall 2013. 3779 words.

“YEE P’AY GYAH MAW TAME AIM: The Kiowa Clemente Course in the Humanities and Two Perspectives on Poverty.” Journal of Educational Controversy. Woodring College of Education. Western Washington University. Vol. 4. Number 1. Winter 2009. 4202 words.

Selected Conference Presentations

Panel Presenter. “Kiowa Story and Transrhetorical Resistance: Decolonizing U.S. Historical Narratives.” Panel: “Re-Theorizing Rhetorical Circulation.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. May 30 – June 3, 2018. Minneapolis, MN.

Panel Presenter. “‘Touching the Pen’: Kiowa Rhetorical Sovereignty, Transrhetorical Analysis, and Decolonial Archives.” Panel: “Story, Resistance, and Indigenous Professional Writing: Decolonial Tactics in Native North American Bureaucratic Documents.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 14 – 17, 2018. Kansas City, MO.

Panel Presenter. “Native Daughters Oklahoma: Language Arts, Classroom Curriculum, and a Labor of Love.” Returning the Gift: Conference of Native Writers. October 8 – 10, 2017. University of Oklahoma. Norman, OK.

Presenter. “Decolonizing Community Writing: Story, Transrhetorical Resistance, and Indigenous Cultural Literacy Activism.” Conference on Community Writing. October 18 – 21, 2018. Boulder, CO.

Presenter. “Decolonizing Digital Landscapes: Indigenous Innovation, Cultural Literacy, and Transrhetorical Movement.” Computers and Writing Conference. June 1 – 4, 2017. Findlay, OH.

Invited Presenter. “Digital Storytelling, Reflective Writing, and Tribal Health.” Preparing for the 7th Generation: Tribal Health Conference. April 19, 2017. Tulsa, OK.

Panel Presenter. “Cultivating (Creative) Composition on Campus: Digital Stories as Research Narratives.” Conference on  College Composition and Communication. March 15 – 18, 2017. Portland, OR.

Presenter. “Red State Re-Claimed: The Transrhetorical Recovery of Resistance in Oklahoma.” Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies Graduate Conference. D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Newberry Library. August 5 – 6, 2016. Chicago, IL.

Panel Presenter. “Delinking, Decolonizing, and Dialogic Space: Kiowa Stories and Transrhetorical Ethnography,” Panel: “Story, Collective Action, and Reciprocity: Rhetorical Change at the Intersection of Indigeneity and Listening.” Rhetoric Society of American Biennial Conference. May 26 – 30, 2016. Atlanta, GA.

Professional Appointments

  • Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Science Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stillwater, OK
  • Research Fellow, Newberry Consortium on American Indian Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
  • Ford Foundation Fellow, National Academies of Science, Washington, D.C.

Current Research

BOOK PROJECT: Red State Reclaimed: The Transrhetorical Recovery of Resistance in Oklahoma


ARTICLE IN DRAFT: “Cooweescoowee Cultural Politics in the Great Depression: Kinship, Will Rogers, and Federal Farm Relief”

ARTICLE IN DRAFT: “Raising the Red Flag in the State’s Political Archive: Transrhetorical Analysis, Ideological Intersections, and Local Histories”