A conversation with Joyce Olewski Inman and Rebecca A. Powell, authors of “In the Absence of Grades: Dissonance and Desire in Course-Contract Classrooms” (12:59).
Joyce Olewski Inman is an assistant professor of English and director of composition at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she teaches first-year to senior-level composition courses, as well as graduate courses on theories and pedagogies of composition. Her research interests include legal discourse analysis, basic writing pedagogies, literacy politics, and the ways space and locale can influence writers, their identities, and their texts.
Rebecca A. Powell is an assistant professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi, where she teaches preservice teachers and writing students. Her research interests include adolescent writing experiences, K–16 writing pedagogy, community literacy, and place studies. Current projects include researching the circulation of writing experiences through people’s lives and communities and the implications of place studies for teacher education and assessment.