- School of Literature, Media, and Communication
- Writing and Communication Program
Bianca Batti is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in Literary Studies in the department of English at Purdue University. She is a recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship and has a graduate concentration in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching operates at the intersection of popular culture studies, feminist game studies, and science fiction studies. Her work has been published in scholarly journals like The Popular Cultural Studies Journal and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and also in Haywire Magazine, Not Your Mama’s Gamer, and edited anthologies. She co-authored a chapter entitled “People, Programs, and Practices: A Grid-Based Approach to Designing and Supporting Online Writing Curriculum” in the recently published edited collection PARS in Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors, and her chapter “‘What’s real is family’: Maternal Bodies, Paternal Labor, and Parenting Roles in the Fast and Furious Franchise” will appear in the edited collection Full-Throttle Franchise: The Culture, Commerce and Ideology of The Fast and the Furious Films (forthcoming, Spring 2021). She worked as the Online Developer for Teaching & Learning for the Writing and Communication Program during the Spring and Summer 2020 terms, and she is currently an editor at TECHStyle.
- ENGL-1101: English Composition I
- ENGL-1102: English Composition II
- LMC-2410: Intro to Game Studies
- 7 Brittain Fellows Reflect on Antiracist Pedagogy
Date: December 2020
In response to the protests for racial justice during the summer of 2020, we here at TECHStyle discussed steps we could take to promote antiracism and antiracist pedagogy in higher education. As we noted in our call for submissions from August, “Black people have experienced systemic racism for as long as America has been an idea. Higher education has—despite efforts by some scholars—perpetuated the discrimination and dehumanization of Black people.” These six reflections on antiracist pedagogy, then, serve as examples of the work Brittain Fellows are undertaking to make higher education a more equitable and inclusive space. We share their insights here, hoping that they can inspire others.