is a visiting associate professor in the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Stony Brook University for the 2012-13 academic year. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and has taught at a variety of universities. Middleton has published several articles on Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, including in New Essays on Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. She has also published work on rhetoric, orality, and literacy; race, whiteness, and gender; visual rhetoric, ethnic studies, and film; and rhetorical listening and silence, in journals such as Rhetoric Review, Journal of Advanced Composition, Cultural Studies, College English, and in rhetoric anthologies, such as African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture, The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies, and Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts. She served as a Guest co-Editor with Krista Ratcliffe for a special issue on whiteness studies and rhetoric and composition studies in Rhetoric Review, and she was the editor of a bi-weekly blog series called “CCCC Conversations on Diversity” for the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Middleton is writing a book-length manuscript that is a close study of film as a rhetorical text, with a special emphasis on global filmmakers, ethnic studies, and feminist rhetoric. In national service, Middleton has served as a referee for rhetoric journals and various book publishers. She also served on the board for the Rhetoric Society Quarterly and has served on the CCCC Executive Committee, the NCTE Visual Messages Group, and the CCCC Committee on Diversity, which she chaired until the end of the 2012 academic year. She loves to read, write, teach, and talk about anything related to visual rhetoric, movies (mostly new ones), and music, especially jazz and hip hop. Middleton expects to finish her book on film rhetoric this year, and she looks forward to good conversations over lunch, dinner, coffee, or drinks while she works with the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Stony Brook University.
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