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Cherice Escobar Jones

English PhD Student

Cherice is a PhD student at Northeastern University studying rhetorics of race at the intersection of language, writing, and health. Her research explores how rhetorics of race within medical writing have historically and continue to impact our notions of difference with special attention to representations of Black women in science. She has shared her work at local, national, and international conferences and her written work can be found in the journal of College English and the edited collection Writing Across Difference. Currently she is working as a research assistant in the College of Health Sciences to help understand cervical cancer screening beliefs of Black Immigrant Women.

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Contact: jones.ch@northeastern.edu

Previous Institutions: SUNY at Albany (BA)

Program and Fields: PhD; Writing & Rhetoric, rhetoric of health and medicine, decolonial theory, critical race studies 

Honors and Awards:

-College Composition and Communication Research Initiative grant, 2020. Awarded alongside Cara Marta Messina and Mya Poe for the project: “Super-Diversity in Context: A Corpus-based Study of Multilingual Writing Outcomes with Attention to Disparate Impact.”

-Multi-Generational Research Team Award, 2020. Awarded alongside Cara Marta Messina and Mya Poe for the project: “Super-Diversity in Context: A Corpus-based Study of Multilingual Writing Outcomes with Attention to Disparate Impact.”

-Spellman Academic Achievement Award, 2020

-Islamic Scholarship Fund Award, 2014

Selected Publications:

– Benda, Jonathan., Jones, Cherice., Poe, Mya., Stephens, Alison. “Confronting Super-Diversity Again: A Multidimensional Approach to Teaching and Researching Writing at a Global University.” In Daniel, J.R., K. Malcolm, and C. Rai. (Eds.). Writing across difference; Theory and intervention. Logan, UT: Utah State UP.

-Jones, Cherice, and Genesis Barco Medina. “Teaching Racial Literacy through Language, Health, and the Body: Introducing Bio-racial Rhetorics in the Writing Classroom.” Delinking: Towards Pluriversal Rhetorics special issue of College English, edited by Ellen Cushman, Damián Baca, Romeo García.

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