Brynn Fitzsimmons

Brynn Fitzsimmons
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Brynn Fitzsimmons (they/them/theirs) is a PhD candidate in English – Rhetoric and Composition. Their research focuses on how rhetorics around bodies, health, access, and safety shape public discourse, pedagogy, and activist struggles for social change. Their dissertation research engages these questions in the context of abolitionist organizing in Kansas City, Missouri. Their other research has appeared or is forthcoming in several edited collections as well as a special issue of Community Literacy Journal.  

They have taught ENGL 101, ENGL 102, ENGL 203: Professional Writing, and ENGL 362: Technical Writing. Their courses tend to prioritize discussions of accessibility and linguistic justice as well as public-facing or service-learning projects that offer students opportunities to practice rhetoric and writing both inside and outside the classroom.