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Redressing Inequities Within Our Margin of Maneuverability: A Narrative Inquiry Study

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

Publication Date

July 26, 2021

Start Date

July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Working Against Unjust Social Forces

Tagged Divisions

Equity and Culture & Social Justice in Education

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

11

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https://peer.asee.org/37648

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30

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Kristen Moore University at Buffalo

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Kristen R. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at University at Buffalo. Her research focuses primarily on technical communication and issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice. She is the author of Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action (2019), in addition to a range of articles. She has received a number of awards for her research, including the Joenk Award for the best article in IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, the Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in Technical Communication Quarterly, and the NCTE Best Article in Theories of Technical Communication (in both 2015 and 2018). She is also the co-founder of Women in Technical Communication, a mentoring organization that received the 2015 Diana Award from ACM Special Interest Group in the Design of Communication.

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Rebecca Walton Utah State University

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Rebecca Walton is an Associate Professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Utah State University and the editor in chief of Technical Communication Quarterly. Her research interests include social justice in sites of work and qualitative methods for cross-cultural research. Primarily a field researcher, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and World Vision to conduct research in countries including Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, and Bolivia. Her scholarship has won five national awards in the last four years, including awards for the best empirical research article and best article on theory.

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Natasha N. Jones Michigan State University

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Natasha N. Jones is a technical communication scholar and a co-author of the book Technical Communication after the Social Justice Turn: Building Coalitions for Action (2019). Her research interests include social justice, narrative, and technical communication pedagogy. Her work has been published in a number of journals including, Technical Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. She has received national recognition for her work, being awarded the CCCC Best Article in Technical and Scientific Communication (2020, 2018, and 2014) and the Nell Ann Pickett Award (2017). She currently serves as the Vice President for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) and is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department.

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Abstract

This extended example illustrates the ways an individual’s margin of maneuverability affects and shapes their approach to redressing inequities. After explicating the relationship between inclusion and oppression, the authors use a case of unjust academic paper reviewing to demonstrate how they walked through the 4Rs: Recognize, Reveal, Reject Replace. This applied theory of inclusion can be deployed in a range of contexts, and its on-the-ground application depends on several elements, including the margin of maneuverability. Rather than report on study findings, as proposed, this paper uses the opportunity of injustice within the review process to directly apply the 4Rs.

Moore, K., & Walton, R., & Jones, N. N. (2021, July), Redressing Inequities Within Our Margin of Maneuverability: A Narrative Inquiry Study Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37648

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