Brittany Kelley, PhD

Teaching Fellow Digital Cultures

Department of Digital Humanities

Kings College London

Strand Campus


PhD Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville – 2016

Dissertation: To My Betas, Endless Chocolate Frogs!: Exploring the Intersections of Emotion, the Body, and Literacy in Online Fanfiction

Committee: Bronwyn T. Williams (Director), Mary P. Sheridan, Karen Kopelson, Susan Ryan, Dawn Heinecken

MA Rhetoric and Writing, University of New Mexico – 2011

Portfolio: These Are My Words, My Voice: Grammars, Error, and Engaged Writing

Committee: Scott Sanders (Chair), Wanda Martin, Charles Paine

BA Linguistics, Boston University – 2008

Magna cum Laude


Towards a Goodwill Ethics of Online Research Methods. Transformative Works and Cultures. 22 (2016). Web.

Chocolate Frogs for My Betas!: Practicing Literacy at One Online Fanfiction Website. Computers and Composition. 40 (2016): 48-59. Web.

Conference Presentations

Doing Scholarly Emotion: Cultivating a Theory of Emotioned Academic Work

Conference on College Composition and Communication | Portland, OR | March 2017

What Class You Got?: Mobilizing and Transforming Identities in Online Fanwriting

Thomas R. Watson Conference | Louisville, KY | October 2016

What’s Love Got to do With it?: Online Fan Communities and Emotional Economies

Cultural Rhetorics | East Lansing, Michigan | September 2016

PWP, Fluffy Pr0n, “Lots of Lemons!”: Emotion, the Body, and the Scandalous in Online Fanfiction

PCA/ACA | New Orleans, Louisiana | April 2015

“Low” Risk / “Big” Reward?: Towards a Goodwill Ethics of Online Research

 Conference on College Composition and Communication | Tampa, Florida |  March 2015

An Ethics of Goodwill: Online Research Methodology as Responsivit

Thomas R. Watson Conference | Louisville, Kentucky | October 2014

“Flamers Not Welcome”: Examining the Place of Class in Online Fanfiction


Research Network Forum at CCCC | Indianapolis, Indiana | March 2014

The (Re)Legislation of Women as (Re)Productive Citizens

            National Women Studies Association | Cincinnati, Ohio | November 2013

Hermione Granger is *my* beta: Affective Economies, Heteroglossia, and the Pedagogical Potential of Online Harry Potter Fanfiction

Conference on College Composition and Communication | Las Vegas,                        Nevada | March 2013

“Not mine, just borrowing”: Economies of Authorship in Online Fanfiction Communities

Thomas R. Watson Conference | Louisville, Kentucky | October 2012

“Not mine, just borrowing”: Language, Literacy, and Authorship in Online Fanfiction Communities

Writing the World Symposium | Albuquerque, New Mexico | April 2012

Thinking Together about the Genre-Based Approach

Working with Writers: Recognizing Diverse Discourses| Albuquerque, New Mexico | 23 March 2011

Exploring Genre through Language

 Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference| Las Cruces, New Mexico |  22 Oct. 2010

Exploration, Play, and Codeswitching: Better Student Engagement for a Better Transfer of Skills

Success in the Classroom: Sharing Practices that Work | Albuquerque, New Mexico | 17 Feb. 2010

Invited Talks

Doing Vulnerability: Negotiating Ethics in Online Research

Keynote | Doing No Harm Digitally: Social Media Research Ethics

University of York | 3 February 2018

Why do they hate you, Mary Sue?: The Gendered Politics of Online Fanfiction

ALISE Gender Issues SIG Webinar | 10 November 2017

The Emotioned Literacies of Online Fanfiction

Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy SIG – University College London|   London,U.K. | 31 October 2017

Teaching and Writing Center Experience

Teaching Fellow Digital Cultures

Kings College London | September 2017 – Present


Undergraduate –

  • Social Media
  • Digital Foundations III + Thesis and Dissertation

Postgraduate –

  • Crowds and Clouds

Supervisor: Tobias Blanke, Department Head, September 2017-Present

Assistant Professor of English

University of Jamestown | August 2016 – May 2017


  • English 101: Freshman Composition I
  • English 102: Freshman Composition II
  • English 401: Advanced Grammar

Supervisor: Dr. David Godfrey, English Department Chair | August 2016-May


Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record)

University of Louisville | June 2012 – Present


  • English 101: Introduction to College Writing
  • English 102: Intermediate College Writing
  • English 306: Business Writing

Supervisor: James Romesburg, Acting Director of Composition | Aug. 2013-May 2014

Brenda Brueggemann, Director of Composition | June 2014-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record)

University of New Mexico | Aug. 2009 – May 2011


  • English 101: Exposition
  • English 101: Exposition–ESL section
  • English 102: Analysis and Argument
  • English 220: Expository Writing–“Writing with ‘The Man'”

Supervisor: Wanda Martin, Director of Composition | Aug. 2009 – July 2010

Scott Sanders, Director of Composition | Aug. 2010 – May 2011

University Writing Center Writing Consultant

University of Louisville | May 2014, May 2015

Worked with two doctoral students on their dissertations during the week-long Dissertation Writing Retreat two years in a row.

Supervisor: Bronwyn Williams, Director of the University Writing Center

Departmental Reports and Marketing Materials

Welcome Back, Jimmies!

Blog post at | January 2017

Writing Center Report – Fall 2016

December 2016

Supervisor: Dean Paul Olson, University of Jamestown

Welcome to the University of Jamestown Writing Center

Blog post at | September 2016

 Recognizing Diverse Communities in Classroom Contexts and Beyond: First   Annual Working with Writers Symposium

            Within: Writing Communities | Writing Across Communities Newsletter, I                     Inaugural Issue

February 2011

Supervisors: Michelle Hall Kells, Faculty Advisor of Writing Across                               Communities

Erin Penner Gallegos, 2010-2011 WAC Events Coordinator

Working with Writers: Recognizing Diverse Discourses–Final Report to WAC Partners

            8 April 2011

Supervisor: Michelle Hall Kells, Faculty Advisor of Writing Across                                 Communities

Core Writing and Multilingual Writers

            May 2011

Supervisor: Scott Sanders, Director of Composition | Aug. 2009 – May 2011

Administrative Positions


Director of the Writing Center

            University of Jamestown | August 2016 – May 2017

Routine Duties Included:

  • Interviewed, hired, and trained new consultants
  • Consulted with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff for 10 hours per week
  • Wrote blog posts related to the writing process, tips, specific genres, and anxiety about writing
  • Maintained all current information on the University webpage
  • Maintained an active Twitter feed
  • Introduced the Writing Center services to faculty and students in university classes
  • Balanced the Center budget so that we have all resources we need: consultant salaries, an online scheduling system, and marketing materials

                            Special Projects Included:

  • Co-developed writing workshops with faculty and staff on writing resumes and cover letters, citation and documentation, dealing with writing anxiety, academic writing in graduate school, etc.
  • Assessed the usage rates and effectiveness of Writing Center services for the academic year to report to Academic Dean and University Faculty
  • Began developing a journal article project about starting a new writing center in a small, liberal arts college

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Olson, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Assistant Director of Composition

            University of Louisville | Aug. 2013-May 2014

Routine Duties Included:

  • Mentored new GTAs
  • Prepared materials for New Teacher Orientation
  • Prepared materials for GTA Pedagogy Course, ENGL 602
  • Addressed student and teacher complaints
  • Met with publishing company representatives

Special Projects Included:

  • Planned and facilitated Pedagogy Workshop series
  • Assisted and facilitated annual Symposium on Student Writing
  • Prepared materials for Symposium on Student Writing student presentation awards
  • Prepared materials for common textbook, U of L edition of The Everyday Writer

Supervisor: Brenda Brueggemann, Director of Composition

 Writing Across Communities – Working with Writers Symposium Chair

University of New Mexico | Aug. 2010-May 2011

  •  Co-founded Graduate Student Conference to discuss Multilingual Students
  • Chaired the steering committee
  • Prepared marketing materials and departmental reports for the conference
  • Contacted conference participants, including Keynote speakers

Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Hall Kells, Faculty Advisor for Writing Across                         Communities

 Graduate Assistant – Multilingual Writer Mentor

            University of New Mexico | Aug. 2010 – May 2011

Routine Duties Included:

  • Prepared materials for the new GTA Orientation
  • Prepared materials for GTA pedagogy course
  • Mentored new and returning GTAs and PTLs

Special Projects Included:

  • Researched multilingual population in the Core Writing Program
  • Prepared departmental report on MLW student population
  • Prepared a Department Wiki for GTAs to discuss MLW questions
  • Prepared resource links for multilingual students, and Department instructors

Supervisor: Scott Sanders, Director Core Writing


Admissions Tutor

Kings College London | September 2017-August 2018

  • Reviewed applications for master’s programme in Digital Cultures
  • Hosted prospective students as part of recruitment.

Teacher Education Council Committee Member

University of Jamestown | August 2016 – May 2017

  • Revised teacher education program documents for the state accreditation review committee
  • Gathered new documents for the teacher education review, including student essay examples and knowledge inventories

No Dissertation without Self-Care and Self-Advocacy

            University of Louisville University Writing Center Blog | 2 June 2014

Supervisor: Bronwyn Williams, Writing Center Director

 Working with Student Veterans

            University of Louisville Pedagogy Workshop Series | Louisville, Kentucky | 2                             April 2014

Graduate Student Peer Mentor

            University of Louisville | Spring 2012 and Spring 2013

Mentored prospective and incoming doctoral students. Addressed students’ questions about the program, teaching at the University of Louisville, and living in Louisville. Both of my mentees did decide to attend the University of Louisville.

Write On! Workshop

            University of New Mexico | Dec. 2009 – May 2011

Tutored a variety of writers in preparing their final projects for core writing.

Supervisors: Dr. Michelle Hall Kells, Writing Across Communities Faculty Advisor

Rick Raab-Faber, Graduate Student Chair of WoW

Awards and Honors

Siebold Faculty Development Fund

            $1,465.00 | Spring 2017

University of Louisville Graduate Fellowship

            Aug. 2011 – May 2012, June 2014 – May 2015

Best Emerging Instructor

            University of New Mexico English Department | May 2010

Professional Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English – 2012-Present

Conference on College Composition and Communication – 2012-Present

Modern Language Association – 2014-Present


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  1. Hi Brittany,
    I am a researcher from Limerick, Ireland and I have just read your wonderful thesis. I would love to contact you with a research question about the ethical stance you adapted (which I love) but I cannot find an email address for you. Would it be possible to contact you directly?
    Warmest regards


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