Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison

Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison

Associate Director, Writing Center
Assistant Teaching Professor
University Writing Program

Ph.D., English, Purdue University                
M.A., English, Colorado State University                                    
B.A., English, University of Oklahoma

Prof. Morrison's scholarly interests include writing center theory and administration, community literacy and engagement, critical race theory and intersectionality, and disability studies. Dr. Morrison's research frequently combines two or more of these areas, studying the perspectives on disability in local communities or examining race and racism within writing centers. Her dissertation examined the in- and out-of-lab experiences of Black writing tutors at predominantly White institutions and earned a Ben Rafoth Research Grant from the International Writing Center Association (IWCA).

Haltiwanger Morrison, Talisha and Talia O. Nanton. (2019). "Dear Writing Centers: Black Women Speaking
     Silence into Language and Action." The Peer Review. 3(1) Special Issue "Redefining 'Welcome.'"
Faison, Wonderful, Haltiwanger Morrison, Talisha, Levin, Katie, Simmons, Elijah, Tang, Jasmine Kar,
     and Keli Tucker. (2019). "Potential for and Barriers to Actionable Antiracism in the Writing Center:
     Views from the IWCA Special Interest Group on Antiracist Activism." Praxis: A Writing Center
, 16(1), 9-17. Retrieved from http://www.praxisuwc.com/162-faison-et-al.
Haltiwanger Morrison, Talisha. (2018). "Being Seen and Not Seen: A Black, Female Body in the Writing Center."
     Out in the Center: Public Controversies and Private Struggles, Harry Denny, Robert Mundy,
     Liliana M. Naydan, Richard Sévère, & Anna Sicari, eds. Winner of 2019 IWCA Outstanding
     Book Award.
Zhang, Phil, St. Amand, Jessie, Quaynor, J, Haltiwanger, Talisha, Chambers, Evan, Canino, Geneva,
     and Ozias, Moira. "'Going there': Peer Writing Consultants' Perspectives on The New Racism and
     Peer Writing Pedagogies." Across the Disciplines, 10(3).

 "Pulling it all Together: Resisting Double-Consciousness, Creating Counterspaces as Homeplaces" Building
     Homeplaces when the Commonplace is not Enuf
, with Zandra L. Jordan and Sherri Craig. Conference on
     College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, March 2020.
"Rhetorical Pedagogies: Centering Local Community Perspectives and Considering Indignation as a Rhetorical
     Virtue," with Jessica Shumake, Conference of Community Writing, Philadelphia, PA, October 2019.
"Centers, Classrooms, Campuses: An Update on 'Nooses and Balancing Acts'" Beyond the Margins:
     Performing Writing Center Research to Explore Our Positionalities Panel of Recent IWCA Grants
     and Awards Winners, with Katrina Bell, Mike Haen, Noreen Lape, Michelle Miley and Beth Towle.
     Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.
"Interruptions and Re-imaginings: An Afrofuturistic Call and Response on Center Citizenship."
     International Writing Center Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018.
"Black Lives, White Spaces: Black Writing Tutors on Predominantly White Campuses."
     International Writing Center Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.
"Frameworks for Disability: A Service-Learning Partnership with a Campus Disability Resource Center."
     Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, CO, October 2017.
"Coding, DeCoding, and ReCoding: Content Analysis of Alumni Tutor Survey for Program Development,"
     with Tammy Conard-Salvo, Harry Denny and Elizabeth Geib. International Writing Center Association
     Collaborative at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, March 2017.
"Boiler Up! / Drilling Down: Replicating the Peer-Writing Tutor Alumni Project." With Tammy Conard-Salvo,
     Harry Denny, Elizabeth Geib, and Beth Towle. International Writing Center Association Conference,
     Denver, CO, October 2016.
"An Angry Black Woman: Ida B. Wells-Barnett and the Rhetorical Use of Anger." Rhetoric Society of America,
     Atlanta, GA, May 2016.
"Purposeful Tactics: Community Literacy Writing Workshops in Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers."
     Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.
"Databasing Community Literacy Programs: Dilemmas and Decisions." A Series of Odd Things that
     Happened While Programming Databases" with Jeff Gerding, Amelia Chesley, Nick Marino, Jen Justice,
     and Christine Masters. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.
"The Person on the Page: Stigma and Identity in Youth Community Literacy Publications." Southwest English
     Symposium, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ, February 2013.
"Reaching Out from the Center: Connecting with the Deaf." South Central Writing Centers Association
     Conference, University of Houston- Clear Lake. Houston, TX. February 2011.

Contact Information
366 Decio Faculty Hall (Office)
205 Coleman Morse Center (Mailbox)