Humanities and Social Sciences
PhD in Rhetoric and Writing (Michigan State University), Dissertation: “Responding to Sexual Violence Through Care-Based Practices in Writing Programs”
M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy (University of Oklahoma)
B.A. in English, B.A. in Political Science, and Major in Psychology (University of Oklahoma)
trauma studies, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics
Brentnell, Lauren. “When Discomfort Becomes Panic: Doing Research in Trauma as a Survivor.” Our Body of Work. Edited by Melissa Nichols and Anna Sicari. Under Review with Utah State University Press, 2019.
Brentnell, Lauren, Elise Dixon, and Rachel Robinson. “The Hidden and Invisible: Vulnerability in Writing Center Work.” Digital Edited Collection in WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. Forthcoming 2019/2020.
Brentnell, Lauren, Elise Dixon, and Rachel Robinson. “Crybabies in the Writing Center: Storying Affect and Emotion.” Affect & Emotion in the Writing Center. Edited by Kelly Concannon and Janine Morris. Forthcoming, 2020.
Baldwin, Dianna, Lauren Brentnell, Elise Dixon, Jerrice Donelson, Kate Firestone, and Rachel Robinson. “Big Happy Family: Constellating Writing Center Stories.” Special issue on Writing Centers and Relationality in The Peer Review. 2018. http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/relationality-si/big-happy-family
Brentnell, Lauren. “Living Oklahoma: A Memoir About Trauma and Rebuilding in Academia.” Pixelating the Self: Digital Feminist Memoirs. Edited by Alexandra Hidalgo. Intermezzo. 2018. http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/08-hidalgo-et-al/index.html
Gonzales, Laura, Liza Potts, Heather Turner, and Lauren Brentnell. “Working with Ladies that UX: Building Academic/Industry Partnerships for User Research Projects.” ACM SIGDOC. 2017.
Lauren, Ben, Stacey Pigg, Lauren Brentnell, Howard Fooksman, and Kristen Mapes. “Investigating a Common Trope in Technical Communication: Are Academics and Practitioners Researching in Different Communication Design Spheres.” ACM SIGDOC. 2016.