The Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship offers an opportunity for emerging scholars to develop innovative teaching and scholarship in writing and communication in their role as faculty members. Three Brittain Postdoctoral Fellows presented their research at the Third Annual Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium.
Dr. Monica Miller, third year Brittain Fellow and Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program, gave a talk titled, "Maker Culture in the First Year, Multimodal Composition Classroom.
First year Brittain Fellow Kelly Fitzpatrick presented during the poster session on "Dungeons, Towers, and Taverns: Connective Medievalisms in Developer and Academic Culture,"
Sarah Lozier also a first year Brittain Fellow presented during the poster session on "From Float to Flicker: The Informatics of Colorblind Race in Glenn Ligon's 'I Am a Man' Image Series.”
Current Brittain Fellows have recently received their Ph.D.s from more than twenty universities around the world. Their degrees represent diverse disciplines: literature, communication, rhetoric, composition, technical and business communication, creative writing, film studies, performance studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and related fields. However, common interests in digital pedagogy and the cultural studies of science and technology characterize the program. Brittain Fellows participate in semester-long postdoctoral seminars that address the theory and practice of digital pedagogy as well as the theory and practice of technical communication.