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I am a PhD candidate in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program at Syracuse University with an MA in journalism and an MFA in poetry. I believe deeply in teaching, organizing, and writing as collective efforts focused on transformative action. I work on the daily to think and act from a place of accountability, mutuality, and relationality. That is, I conceive of my work as  feminist anti-racist praxis—as a doingand our composing technologies as tools to create a free and just world. *I credit the term “community accountable” back to Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Eric Darnell Pritchard and INCITE! who urge us to think critically and inter-generationally about our shared community spaces in order to upend end all forms of violence.

Click on images below to learn more about my work and feel free to reach out: yrodrigu@syr.edu