Gendering the Unsaid and the Unsayable
Published in Cambridge University Press, in Qualitative Studies of Silence, coauthored with Cheryl Glenn: "Rhetorical silences are not created equal. To determine the import of the unsaid, the power differential of gender (as conceptualized by gender theory) is methodologically indispensable."
Advantageous Incapacities: Reading the Margins with Kenneth Burke
"Fluid semiosis illuminates a paradoxical challenge faced in many nondominant discourses of identity construction: the tension between—on the one hand—using collective language that casts a net broad enough to enable corporate salience and—on the other hand—recognizing the particularity of individuals and the irreducibility of group members to one another."
"What Do I Lack as a Woman?": The Rhetoric of Megawati Sukarnoputri
Published in Rhetorica, vol. 36, no. 1: "Contextualizing Megawati's words within Indonesia’s unique rhetorical environment and Megawati’s own history, I argue that Megawati constructs and enacts her rhetorical power by inhabiting a number of seemingly paradoxical identities as a rhetor."
The Exorcism of Language: Reclaimed Derogatory Terms and Their Limits
Published in College English, vol. 78, no. 5: "Reclamation cannot be reduced to a simple semantic shift: it is multidimensional, at once linguistic and performative, having the capacity both to redeem words for extensive use and to restrict them as a way of reinforcing solidarity among rhetorically disadvantaged groups."