Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: August 31, 2021
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References are available upon request. If you would like to know more about any of my work or request a workshop or talk, feel free to reach out to me via email or social media. To know about my community organizing, please see the "Community Engagement & Organizing" section, which also has descriptions of my work thus far. My decision to detail my community engagement work is a rhetorical one; as a developing cultural rhetorician, I want to make apparent the community work I have done and how such endeavors relate to my research and, more importantly, my intentions with bridging community needs to university resources.

Education

PhD in Writing And Rhetoric (expected 2022)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

        • Dissertation: “OK Sexual Health Twitter”: Toward a Community Framework of Sexual Health Literacy

        • Concentration: Cultural Rhetorics

        • Committee: Natasha Jones (Chair), Kristin Arola, Malea Powell, Jacqueline Rhodes, Elizabeth LaPenseé

Master of Arts in Technical Communication, Rhetoric (May 2017)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Bachelors of Arts in English, Professional Writing (May 2014)

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Certificates

Community Engagement (expected 2022)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Indigenous Studies (expected 2022)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Teaching Technical Writing (May 2017)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Academic Appointments

Teaching Assistant II

Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Fall 2019 – Present

Writing Liaison - Fostering Academics, Mentoring Success (FAME)

The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Fall 2019 – Present

Graduate Assistant - Outreach Coordinator

The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Fall 2017 – Summer 2019

Graduate Assistant - Writing Consultant

The Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Fall
2017 – Present

Online Writing Tutor

The Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence, San Antonio,TX
Spring 2013 – present

Publications

Refereed Articles

Bartlett, Catalina, Cuevas, Everardo, Flores, Wilfredo, Vallejo, Erika, and Néstor Espinoza. “Pra(x)ical Lessons: Takeaways From Teaching a Chicanx Rhetorics Graduate Seminar.” Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies. Expected Spring 2022.

Moeggenberg, Zarah, Craig, Collin, and Wilfredo Flores. “Introduction to the Special Issue: Defining Queer Literacies.” Literacy in Composition Studies. Expected Fall 2021.

Flores, Wilfredo. “Kink as Praxis: Tying Up Sex with Queer and Cultural Rhetorics.” PRE/ TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, vol. 24, no.1, 2018, pp. 81–98.

Book Chapters

Flores, Wilfredo. “Methodologies Not Yet Known: The Queer Case for Relational Research.” Chapter in The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric, edited by Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander. Routledge. Expected Spring 2022.

DeVoss, Dànielle, Arola, Kristin, Boyles, Christina, Williams,Teresa, and Wilfredo Flores. “Graduate Student and Faculty Development in Multimodal Composing.” Chapter in Professionalizing Multimodal Composition: Faculty and Institutional Initiatives, edited by Shyam Pandey and Santosh Khadka. Expected Spring 2022.

Digital Projects

Queering Medicine Intake Form Guidance for Providers [recommednation document for providers to revise intake forms for queer/trans identities]. Done with Grey Pierce, Felix Brown, Jae Puckett, and Vera N. Summer 2021 – Present. Available: https://www.queeringmedicine.com/ resources/intake-form-guidance-for-providers.

Queering Medicine Provider Directory [born-digital repository of queer and trans identifying or supportive providers in the Lansing area derived from surveys and updated for COVID-19]. Fall 2019 – Present. Available: https://www.queeringmedicine.com/resources/provider-directory.

On the Job w/ the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative [interview-based podcast related to the academic job market]. Done with Nupoor Ranade, Summer 2020. Available: https://anchor.fm/sweetlanddrc.

Connecting Communities, Creating Stories (Community Composing Project) [born-digital recorded story archive for The Writing Center @ MSU]. Fall 2017 – Summer 2019. Available: http://communitycomposingproject.org/index.php/cccs/recordings.

Blogs & Multimedia

Flores, Wilfredo. “Session K-5: Developing a Digital Commonplace for Research Methods in a COVID Climate” [CCCC Session Review]. The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, 30 April, 2021.

Flores, Wilfredo. “Research Poster” [Media Used in Textbook]. The Writer’s Help Guide to Professional Writing, edited by Sean Zdenek, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2019.

In Progress

Flores, Wilfredo. “Toward Relational Design: Rethinking HIV Outreach for Queer Users of Color.” In preparation for SIGDOC. Planned for Summer 2021.

Flores, Wilfredo.“Un-Settling Epistemic Hubris: Colonial Constructions of Health in the Flexner and Lalonde Reports.”In preparation for Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. Planned for Summer 2021.

Flores, Wilfredo.“Emplacing Infrastructure: Toward a Material Inventory of Tech Colonialism.”In preparation for Communication Design Quarterly. Proposal Accepted. Expected Fall 2022.

Conferences

Presentations

“Making Theory and the Internet as Land: Centering Black and Indigenous Technology Studies as a Theoretical Framework.” American Indian & Indigenous Studies Graduate Student Symposium 2021. April 16, 2021. Virtual.

“Practicing Sexual Health: Understanding Health Literacy in Online Queer Communities.” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM) Symposium. September 10, 2020. Virtual.

“Laughing in Flowers: Multimodal Making through Land-Based Design.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs). March 26, 2020. Milwaukee,WI. (Presentation accepted but cancelled because of COVID-19 Pandemic).

“Who Watches the Watchers?:Twitch and the Ethics of Playing Games Online.” (Presentation). Computers and Writing. June 22, 2019. East Lansing, MI.

“Sex in School: Land, Queer Use, and Decolonization.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs). March 14, 2019. Pittsburgh, PA.

“My Blood Cells When I Take My Truvada”: Examining Twitter Users’ Engagement with PrEP, Truvada, and Sexual Health.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). March 12, 2019. Pittsburgh, PA.

“Defining Marriage:Tracing Recent Anti-Queer Rhetorics Using Ideographic Analysis.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). June 1, 2018. Minneapolis, MN.

Roundtables

“The Academic Migration Trails That Take Us to Different Indigenous Lands: A Reflective Roundtable on Reciprocity and Community Building in Anishinaabewaki.” (Roundtable). National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS). April 6, 2019. Albuquerque, NM.With Alba Lamar, Cat Jennings, Everardo Cuevas, Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba, and Tomás Diaz.

“Performance: Debatable Queer Practices: A Cultural Rhetorics Reflection.” Cultural Rhetorics. November 11, 2018. East Lansing, MI. With Everardo Cuevas, Elise Dixon, and Lauren Brentnell.

“Érase una Vez una Queerceañera: A Workshop on Creating a Celebratory Coming-ofAge Space for QPOC (Sustainability).” NACCS. April 7, 2018. Minneapolis, MN. With Angelica de Jesus, Elba Mandujano, Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba, and Everardo Cuevas.

“Be a Part of Connecting Communities and Creating Stories: An Invitational Roundtable.” (Roundtable). East Central Writing Centers Association (ECWCA). March 23, 2018. Columbus, OH. With Trixie Smith, Dianna Baldwin, Rachel Robinson, and Elise Dixon.

Posters

“Provider Meet & Greet: A Social Event Designed to Build a LGBTQIA+ Health Network Within a Community.” (Poster). Q-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care. March 30, 2019. New Haven, CT. With Wyatt Boothby-Shoemaker, Mauricio Franco, Daniel Pfau-Wheeler, and Cyn Brown.

“My Blood Cells When I Take My Truvada”: Cultural Rhetorics, Qualitative Research, and Twitter Archiving through TAGS.” (Poster). Digital Praxis Posters (4Cs). March 12, 2019. Pittsburgh, PA.

Talks

Workshops

“Digital Activism with the DRC: Crafting Activist Pedagogies for the Computers and Writing Community.” Computers andWriting Conference. May 15, 2020.With Anne Gere, Naomi Silver, Dana Comi, Jathan Day, McKinley Green, Jialei Jiang, Soyeon Lee, Nupoor Ranade, and Adrienne Raw. (Workshop accepted but cancelled because of COVID-19 Pandemic).

“Gearing Up for Grad School.” Michigan Indígena/Chicanx Community Alliance / Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). February 26, 2019. East Lansing, MI.

“Making an Ofrenda: Preparing for Día de Muertos.” Michigan Indígena/ Chicanx Community Alliance and Casa de Rosado. October 6, 2018. Lansing, MI.With Alba Lamar, Everardo Cuevas, Les Hutchinson Campos, and Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba.

“Working with Artifacts: Literary Analysis, Developing an Argumentative Thesis, and Multimodal Composing.” MSU Upward Bound. July 9, 2018. East Lansing, MI.With Ja’La Wourman.

“Digital Storytelling Weeklong Seminar:Telling the Stories of Standing Rock.” IndigenousYouth Empowerment Program (IYEP) + Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE). June 18-22, 2018. Lansing, MI.With Stephanie Mahnke, Jessica Gibbons, Everardo Cuevas, and Cody Mejeur.

“Ponte Las Pilas: Prepping for Graduate, Medical, and Professional School.” Michigan Indígena/Chicanx Community Alliance (MICCA). April 9, 2018. East Lansing, MI.With Alba Lamar, Everardo Cuevas, Les Hutchinson Campos, and Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba.

“Resumé Write-In (through TRIO).” The Writing Center and TRIO at MSU. March 29, 2018. East Lansing, MI.With Larissa Babak.

“Digital Video and Visual Rhetoric: Multimodally Remixing Essays.”The Writing Center at MSU. March 26, 2018. East Lansing, MI.With Alexis Sargent.

Invited Talks

“Doing Community Engagement: Reciprocity, Ethics, and Queering Medicine.” RCAH 225: Introduction to Community Engagement (Taught by Dr. Estrella Torrez). March 18, 2021. East Lansing, MI. With Mauricio Franco

“FAME Speakers Bureau: TellingYour Story.” Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence (FAME). October, 30, 2019. East Lansing, MI.

“Critical Let’s Play: Gender and Sexuality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” MSU Game Studies Guild. April 23, 2018. East Lansing, MI.With Ronny Ray Ford.

Media Appearances

“A Lush Wall of Sound with Wil Flores.” The Write Notes (podcast episode). May 28, 2020.

Courses Taught & Interned

WRA 325: Writing & Multimodality

Fall 2021

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

WRA 891: Chicanx Rhetorics (Intern / Co-Instructor)

Spring 2020

Community Engagement & Organizing

Co-Founder & Organizer - Queering Medicine

Fall 2017 – Present

Overview: I co-founded and am an organizer in a grassroots organization comprising graduate, undergraduate, and medical students, as well as community members and organizers, to improve queer health outcomes in the Lansing, MI, area.

Notable Projects & Achievements

        • Organized meet and greet event in collaboration with local LGBTQIA+ resource center for Lansing-area queer people to talk with and learn about queer and queerfriendly medical providers in the area, with more than 50 people attending

        • Conducted focus group centered on improving quality of care in various aspects for local LGBTQIA+ residents, training undergraduate research assistant in qualitative research methods and memo taking.

        • Co-developed and copyedited guidance and information document for providers to revise intake forms to be LGBTQIA+ affirming

        • Developed and maintained born-digital database of queer and queer-friendly providers in the Lansing area for community use

President / Treasurer - Michigan Indígena/Chicanx Community Alliance

Fall 2018 – Fall 2019

Overview: As treasurer, I fundraised across various programs and departments for multiple community-facing events, collaborating with community partners, faculty, and organizers. As the current president, I oversee major collaborations with our community partners and communicate current goings-on with members.

Notable Projects & Achievements

        • Co-organized and fundraised for two annual Día de Muertos celebrations, raising about $5,000 from departments and on-campus organizations. Each event had more than 500 people in attendance over three days, as well as local press coverage

        • Fostered an arts-based cultural awareness campaign by working with campus officials, students, and community partners—Casa de Rosado and The Michigan Alliance for Latino Education and Culture (MALEC)—to host Día de Muertos at local exhibition space • Fundraised $1,200 for annual Queerceañera event, a coming-of-age celebration for queer people of color, at the Salus Center, the only LGBTQIA+ resource center in Lansing, MI

Writing Liaison - Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence (FAME)

Fall 2018 – Present

Overview: I work with foster care alumni as an embedded tutor in writing and drafting projects on behalf of the Writing Center at MSU. I also conduct workshops for FAME students pertaining to Writing Center services, as well as those applying for graduate, law, and medical school.

Outreach Coordinator - Connecting Communities, Creating Stories (Community Composing Project)

Fall 2017 – Summer 2019

Overview: I conducted outreach for the MSU Writing Center, attending events around Lansing, East Lansing, and the MSU campus. I worked with community partners, such as Michigan Pride, the East Lansing Public Library, the Fenner Nature Center, Blue Owl Coffee, among others.

Notable Projects & Achievements

      • Co-organized and fundraised for two annual Día de Muertos celebrations, raising about $5,000 from departments and programs.

      • Recorded and produced more than 100 stories from city residents as part of oral history project recounting the history of Lansings

      • Built and maintained born-digital story archive of residents’ stories for community enrichment

      • Supervised and trained 15 undergraduate writing tutors during outreach events

Service

Department

Writing, Rhetoric, and Praxis (WRAP) - Professional Development Chair
Graduate student government organization
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

    • Conducted workshop on forming committees for incoming graduate students

    • Facilitated WRAC’s Annual Speed Networking event for new graduate students

Multimodal Work in the FYW Class: Assessing the Remix
Faculty development workshop (with Teresa Williams) Fall 2019

  • Conducted training exercise pertinent to remix project for new and returning first-year writing faculty

University

Queer and Trans Graduate Research, Resources, and Development QTG(R)RAD
Graduate student organization
Fall 2017

  • Founded student group for queer and trans graduate students across the university

Field


Copy Editor - Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies

NCTE / CCCC Latinx Caucus

Summer 2021 – Present

  • Designed and created template for journal-length document

Chair - NCTE / CCCC Queer Caucus
Spring 2021 – Present

  • Composed antiracist-focused CFP with Gavin Johnson for CCCC 2022; co-creating sponsored panel for CCCC 2022

Copy Editor - enculturation: A Journal of Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Summer 2020

  • First- and second-round copy edited three articles of special issue on environmentalisms

NCTE / CCCC Stage 1 Proposal Reviewer
CCCC 2020 Annual Conference
Spring 2019

  • Reviewed three proposals

On the Job w/ the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative
Educational podcast (with Nupoor Ranade)
Summer 2020

  • Co-hosted, produced, and transcribed job market-focused podcast for the field

Community

Storytelling: Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ Realities (with The Moth Podcast and The Thought Club)
February 15, 2020
Volunteer

Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program Valentine’s Day Party
February 14, 2020
Volunteer

Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program and Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center Community Feast
January 31, 2020
Volunteer

Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program Community Feast and Fenner Nature Center
April 26, 2019
Volunteer

Fourth Annual Urban Iskigamizigan (Sugar Bush)
March 22, 2019
Volunteer

MSU North American Indigenous Student Organization’s 36th Annual Pow Wow of Love (2019)
Feb. 23, 2019
Volunteer

Queering Medicine: Provider Meet & Greet
August 14, 2018
Co-organized & co-hosted social event through Salus Center

Fellowships & Awards

Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Summer 2021)

Michigan State University / College of Arts & Letters
Amount: $10,000

Colleges Online Learning Academy Fellowship (Summer 2021)

Michigan State University / College of Arts & Letters
Amount: $1,000

Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award (Spring 2019)

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Amount: $750

Building Healthcare Collectives (BHC) Fellow 2019 – 2020

The Ohio State University & Michigan State University

Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow 2019 – 2020

Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan
Amount: $500

Grants

“Queering Medicine and Improving LGBTQI+ Health in Lansing” [presentation with Daniel Wheeler-Pfau and Mauricio Franco]. Soup Grant Lansing. Spring 2020. $260. Funded.

"Queering Medicine Through Sustainable Community Engagement” [written with Mauricio Franco, Kristen Surla, Daniel Wheeler-Pfau, and Wyatt Boothby-Shoemaker]. S3 Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Science and Society at State, Michigan State University. Fall 2019. Amount: $10,000. Not Funded

“Capacity Building for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing” [written with Rachel Robinson, Elise Dixon, and Trixie Smith]. Capitol Region Community Foundation. Spring 2018. Amount: $40,000. Not funded.

“Connecting Communities, Creating Stories (Community Composing Project)” [written with Trixie Smith, Dianna Baldwin, Elise Dixon, Kate Firestone, Lauren Brentnell, and Rachel Robinson]. Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Fall 2017. Amount: $20,000. Funded.

Relevant / Industry Experience

Copyeditor (Universal Desk)

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland,TX

(July 2014 – August 2017)

Technical Writing Intern

Alivio Homehealth Care, Brownsville,TX

(May 2014 – July 2014)

Editorial & Design Experience

Co-Editor - Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Special Issue: Queer and Trans Health Justice: Interventions, Perspectives, and Questions (with McKinley Green)

(Forthcoming Fall 2023)

Co-Editor - Literacy in Composition Studies

Special Issue: Queer and Trans* Literacies with Collin Craig and Zarah Moeggenberg

(Forthcoming Fall 2021)

Design Co-Editor

Red Cedar Undergraduate Research (ReCUR) Journal, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

(November 2017February 2018)

Design and Editing Intern

The Sagebrush Review (UTSA's Literary Arts Journal), San Antonio, TX

(January 2014 – May 2014)

Floral Designer (AIFD Certified Florist - 1 Year)

Central Market - H.E.B, San Antonio, TX

(January 2014 – May 2014)

Memberships

    • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

    • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)

    • National Association for Chicana And Chicano Studies (NACCS)

    • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Technologies & Platforms

Creative Suites

  • Photoshop (advanced)

  • InDesign (advanced)

  • Illustrator (advanced)

  • Dreamweaver (advanced)

  • Affinity Publisher (advanced)

  • Affinity Designer (advanced)

  • GarageBand (advanced)

  • Audacity (advanced)

Coding

  • HTML (intermediate)

  • CSS (intermediate)

  • Javascript (beginner)

Publishing

  • Scalar (intermediate)

  • Omeka (intermediate)

  • WordPress (advanced)

  • Google Sites (advanced)

  • Anchor.fm (advanced)

Software

  • Nvivo (working)

  • Dedoose (advanced)

  • Atlas.ti (advanced)

  • Open Broadcaster Software (advanced)

Platforms

  • Notion (advanced)

  • Hypothes.is (advanced)

  • Twitter (advanced)

  • Discord (advanced)

  • Twitch (Advanced)

  • Instagram (advanced)

Languages

  • Spanish (fluent)

  • English