James Chase Sanchez
Degree and Focus Area
PhD, Cultural and Racial Rhetorics; Writing Assessment
MA, UT Tyler (2011); BA, UT Tyler (2009)
Areas of interest and expertise
Social protest and extremism; racial rhetorics; writing assessment; methodology
“Collaborative Ecologies of Emergent Assessment: Challenges and Benefits Linked to a Writing-based Institutional Partnership.” College Composition and Communication (2017). Co-authored with Tyler Branson, Sarah Robbins, and Catherine Wehlburg. Forthcoming.
“The Role of Composition Programs in De-Normalizing Whiteness in the University: Programmatic Approaches to Racial Pedagogies.” Writing Program Administration 39.2 (2016): 47-52. Co-authored with Tyler Branson.
“Reappropriating Public Memory: Racism, Resistance and Erasure of the Confederate Defenders of Charleston Monument.” Present Tense 5.2 (2015). Co-authored with Kristen R.Moore.
“Postulating a Stereotype: A Rhetorical View of Chinese Immigration in East of Eden.” Steinbeck Review 9.2 (2012): 39-52.
Honors and offices
Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2016)
Tate Prize in Composition Studies, TCU (2016)
Scholar for the Dream Award, Conference on College Composition and Composition (2015)
Graduate Student of the Year Award, TCU (2015)
Three Minute Thesis, 1st Place Popular Vote, TCU (2015)
President, Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society of America chapter, TCU, elected (2014-2015)
Treasurer, Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society of America chapter, TCU, elected (2013-2014)
“Erasing the Noose: The (Lack of) Public Memory of Mexican Lynchings.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA. May 2016.
“The Racialized Me: Autoethnography as Racial Justice.” College Composition and Communication Conference, Houston, TX. April 2016.
“Writing through Interpretation: Arguing for Constitutionality and Cultural Implications of Recent Supreme Court Cases.” College Composition and Communication Conference, Tampa, FL. March 2015.
“Visualizing Argumentation: Twitter, Counternarratives, and Composition.” Trends in Composition Conference, Dallas, TX. February 2015.
“Hunger Against Memory: Cesar Chavez's Non-discursive Protest Rhetoric.” National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL. November 2014.
“Historical Situations as Rhetorical Hermeneutics: How Mendez v. Westminster and John Steinbeck Perpetuated Desegregation.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 2014.
“Teaching in the Shallows: Reading, Writing, and Teaching in the Digital Age.” Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA. January 2013.
Why TCU English?
I chose the Rhetoric and Composition program at TCU because they have the mentorship and professionalization to make me grow as a scholar, teacher, and member of a department.
What does WBH RSA mean to you?
We are a collective at TCU whose purpose is to promote rhetorical studies and trends within our department and to also illustrate rhetoric's interdisciplinary nature to students and colleagues on campus.