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Tieanna Graphenreed

Assistant Director

Tieanna Graphenreed is a PhD Student in the University’s Department of English and the Assistant Director of the Writing Center. Her research focuses on writing and citizenship, with particular interest in how material cultures, geographies, and experiences of race, space, and law clarify–or, constitute–distinct “rhetorical” citizenship(s) and citizenship statuses. She has also participated in several Digital Humanities Projects on campus, including The Early Caribbean Digital Archive, where she acts as Pedagogy Lead and Metadata lead. And is currently working on her own project featuring early twentieth century African American children’s magazines and periodicals.


Vijeta Saini

Outreach Coordinator and Research Assistant

Vijeta Saini (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at Northeastern University, with a concentration in Global Shakespeare Studies, Performance Studies, and Cultural Memory Studies. She is the Outreach Coordinator for the Writing Center and Research Assistant for the Writing Center’s multilingual research project. Her research focuses on analyzing how people have engaged with Shakespeare in both colonial and postcolonial Punjab. While working on her MA thesis, she interviewed 350+ people to identify instances of Britain’s epistemic sovereignty and generate contrapuntal readings of the British and Indian culture. Besides working on Shakespeare and Punjab, she has also worked on Shakespeare and Indian cinema and presented her work at multiple national and international conferences. She also enjoys writing about herself in third person.

Cherice Escobar Jones

Research Assistant

Cherice Escobar Jones is a PhD student in the department of Writing & Rhetoric. Her areas of specialization include scientific writing, decolonial research methodologies, and critical race studies. She is interested in how rhetorics of race within medical writing have historically and continue to inform our social ideologies and notions of difference. When she is not working on her scholarship, she can be found at (any) of the local bakeries in Boston and walking her cat.


Genesis Barco Medina

Research Assistant

Genesis Barco Medina is a second-year PhD student in the English Department’s Writing and Rhetoric Program. Genesis’ scholarly interests include community literacy, rhetoric of immigration, and public sphere theory. She studies how undocumented communities navigate publicness/public discourse and the various texts that revolve around the undocumented experience. Outside of school, Genesis can be found cooking new recipes, cuddling with her dogs June and Rigby and cat Sampson, and binge-watching 90-day fiancé with her husband, Miles.