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    Christy I. Wenger is an Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. At Shepherd, Wenger directs the Writing and Rhetoric program and was recently awarded the Annette H. Murphy Excellence Award, which recognizes meritorious teaching. Her research has focused on the intersections between feminisms, contemplative traditions and composition. In addition to bringing her own practice of yoga into the classroom, she has partnered with local yoga instructors to create learning communities between first-year experience courses and first-year writing courses and her research has benefited greatly from the generosity of her yoga community. Her work on the materiality of teaching and the value of contemplative pedagogy and administration has previously appeared in journals such as WPA: Writing Program Administration, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, and JAEPL, and has been shared at conferences held by the College Composition and Communication, the Rhetorical Society of America and the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, among others. She serves as blog editor and board member for the Assembly for the Expanded Perspectives on Learning, an organization of NCTE that allows her to connect with other compositionists interested in alternative pedagogies. Her additional scholarly interests include feminist writing program administration, digital pedagogy and feminist disability studies.

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