S220. Teaching Intersectional Writing

C123, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


In this ugly political climate, intersectionality is more important than ever. As teachers of college writing we want to teach about intersectionality to encourage intersectional writing from students in order to ensure they recognize the complexities of oppression. How can we most effectively do this? Which creative texts work successfully in the classroom? This panel of teaching writers who focus on intersectionality in their work will share their insights about texts from a variety of genres.


Daniel Shank Cruz has published scholarship on a variety of contemporary North American authors as well as personal essays. He is also the author of Queering Mennonite Literature, forthcoming from Penn State University Press. He is an Associate Professor of English at Utica College.

Melissa Tuckey is poet, editor, and educator living in upstate New York. She's author of Tenuous Chapel, selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ First Book Award and editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. She is a cofounder of Split This Rock.

Dr. Christina Marrocco is a professor at ECC where she teaches Creative Writing and other courses to a diverse population. Her writing often deals with working class concerns and the Italian American diaspora. Christina has recently published poetry and short story work as well as research writing.

Suzanne Richardson earned her MFA at the University of New Mexico. She currently teaches English and creative writing at Utica College in upstate New York. She has authored a chapbook of poetry, The Softest Part of a Woman is a Wound. Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared various journals.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center