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Michael Stancliff

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography: 

Michael Stancliff is an associate professor of English in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University where he is director of the New College Writing Program. He teaches courses in rhetoric and composition, 19th-century American literatures and cultures, African American literature, and the literature of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of "Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State" (2010), and with Sharon Crowley, author of "Critical Situations: A Rhetoric For Writing in Communities" (2007). Stancliff is currently working on a literary history of racial whiteness after emancipation in the United States.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. SUNY-Buffalo 2001
  • M.A. SUNY-Buffalo 1998
  • B.A. Albion College 1989
Publications: 
  • Stancliff, Michael. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Racial State. (2011).
  • Stancliff, Michael Gerard, Crowley, Sharon. Critical Situations: A Rhetoric for Community-Based Writing Projects. (2007).
  • Michael Stancliff and Karla Murphy. New College Guide to Research and Writing. (0).
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 582Pedagogy
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 353Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
ENG 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 105Adv First-Year Composition
ENG 353Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
HON 493Honors Thesis
ENG 597Graduate Capstone Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
HON 492Honors Directed Study
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 498Pro-Seminar
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 205Intro to Writing, Rhet, Lit
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 353Af/Am Lit: Begin-Harlem Renais
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 498Pro-Seminar
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 205Intro to Writing, Rhet, Lit
ENG 440Studies in Amer Lit & Culture
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 598Special Topics
Presentations: 
  • Michael Stancliff. "A Passionate Experiment: The Politics of Rationalizing Emancipation.". C-19 Americanist Conference (Apr 2012).
  • Michael Stancliff. " ‘Intensely Human’: Thomas Wentworth Higginson and the Passionate Science of Racial Ethnography". Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (Oct 2011).
  • Michael Stancliff. Whiteness Taking Place at Emancipation: Towards a Rhetorical Theory of Racial Posture. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference (Oct 2011).
  • Stancliff, Michael. "Racial Concord and National Loyalty in the Era of Emancipation," , . Rhetoric Society of America Bi-Annual Conference (May 2010).
  • Michael Stancliff and Katie Resendiz. "Clashing Cultures: Towards A Multi-Sector Work Ethic in Anti-Trafficking Networks". First Annual Interdisciplinary Confernce on Human Trafficking (Oct 2009).
  • Michael Stanlciff. "Slow Composition". National Conference on College Composition and Communication (Mar 2009).
  • Stancliff, Michael. Invention and Intentions: Touchstones for Teaching Anti-Slavery Rhetoric. A New Research and Teaching Workshop (Oct 2006).
  • Stancliff, Michael. Sensibly Aggrieved: Racial Insult on the Nineteenth-Century Color Line. Rhetoric Society of America (May 2006).
Service: 
  • New College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Experience (NCUIRE) Undergraduate Journal, reviewer, editorial board (2014 - Present)
  • Guest Speaker, New College Mentor group, September 2014, English as a Second Language Committee, 2015-present (2014 - Present)
  • State of Arizona "Moving Forward" Coalition, Facilitator (2014 - Present)
  • Road to the University, New College representative (2014 - Present)
  • New College Writing Program Workshop, organizer and facilitator (2014 - Present)
  • New College Writing Program Writing Center Workshop, Lead facilitator (2014 - Present)
  • New College (Residential College), instructor / mentor (2013 - Present)
  • Writing Cmmons, Campus contact, content creater, video presence, (2012 - Present)
  • New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Director, New College Writing Program (2012 - Present)
  • New College First-Year Composition Program, Director of First-Year Composition (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Modern Slavery, Editorial Board (2010 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West Campus, Department of Language, Cultures, and History, Member of the Committee to Develop Writing Outcomes (2006 - Present)
  • Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, Advisor on community issues surrounding the "Border Film Project" (2006 - Present)
  • Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, Latiino Community Outreach Committee (2006 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West Campus, Department of Language Cultures and History, Member of the Committee for Curriculum Redesign (2005 - Present)
  • Innovation Challenge, co-designed curriculum at the Dean’s request (2014 - 2014)
  • Arizona State University, performer / presenting (2013 - 2013)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Elected member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee (2009 - 2012)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Member of the Executive Committee (2009 - 2012)
  • Border Justice Organizing Committee, lead coordinator (2011 - 2011)
  • Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking, volunteer (2008 - 2010)
  • No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes, volunteer (2006 - 2010)
  • No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes, Volunteer and ASU contact (2006 - 2009)
  • Planning Comittee for the "Border Justice Symposium: Corporations, Justice and the Border", committee member, organizer, publicity, art coordinator (2008 - 2008)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Referee Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award (2007 - 2008)
  • Learning Community Fellowship (2007 - 2007)
  • Slavery in the 21st Century Conference Planning Committee, Designed, organized, oversaw, conference events (2007 - 2007)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, referee "Braddock Award" (2006 - 2007)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, referee for "Award for Teachers as Classroom Action Researchers" (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University, Organizer for conference, "Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A New Research and Teaching Conference" (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University, Planning Comittee for the "Border Justice Symposium: Corporations, Justice and the Border" (2005 - 2006)
  • inReview, content editor (2003)