Against Autonomous Literacies: Extending the Work of Brian V. Street

Introduction to the Special Issue


  • Antonio Byrd University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Jordan Hayes University of Pittsburgh
  • Nicole Turnipseed University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



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Editors' introduction.

Author Biographies

Antonio Byrd, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Antonio Byrd (he, him, his) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches courses in Black/African American literacies, professional and technical writing, multimodal composition, and digital rhetoric. His research focuses on computer programming as a literacy and how Black communities access, learn, and use computer programming to address racial inequality. His work has appeared in College Composition and Communication and Literacy in Composition Studies. He is currently developing a book manuscript tentatively titled The Literacy Lives of Black Coders: Lessons about Racial Equity in Tech from a Computer Code Bootcamp.

Jordan Hayes, University of Pittsburgh

Jordan Hayes (he, him, his) is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches first-year composition, written argument, and composing digital media. His dissertation, Trajectories of Belonging, completed in 2020, uses a transnational literacy studies framework to engage issues of migration, intersectionality, technology, infrastructure, and affect in the case of Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. His work has been published in The Journal of Intersectionality and the European Journal of Communication.

Nicole Turnipseed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nicole Turnipseed (she/they) is a PhD candidate in the department of English and Center for Writing Studies (CWS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she has served as CWS Assistant Director, taught courses in rhetoric and multimodal writing, and worked with a transdisciplinary team to improve writing pedagogy and curricula across engineering and science. She studies holistic literate development across disciplines, spaces, and lifeworlds.




How to Cite

Byrd, A. ., Hayes, J., & Turnipseed, N. (2021). Against Autonomous Literacies: Extending the Work of Brian V. Street: Introduction to the Special Issue. Literacy in Composition Studies, 8(2), V - XXI.



Editors' Introduction