Jesse Simone Rice-Evans
(910) 622-3922


Ph.D. in English, Composition & RhetoricCUNY Graduate Center, expected 2022

Focus: Disability and Queer Rhetorics, Digital Composition, Critical Pedagogy

City College of New York, M.A. in Language & Literacy, 2017

Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 4.0

UNC Asheville, B.A. in Literature & Language, 2012

Minor: Africana Studies
Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Distinction

Awards, Honors, and Scholarships:

Recipient of the Topp-Grillot Poetry Scholarship, 2012
Nominated for inclusion in Best of the Net literary anthology, 2013
Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Student Poet, 2012
Nominated for LitBridge’s Reading Series competition, 2013
Earned High Pass on Literature Comprehensive Exam, 2012


Teaching & Leadership Experience:

Teaching Fellow, Baruch College, August 2018 – present

ENGL 2150: Multimodal Writing

Writing Associate, The Cooper Union, August 2016 – present

Develop ongoing collaborative relationships with junior colleagues



Adjunct Lecturer, City College of New York English Department, April 2016 – present

ENGL 110: First-Year Writing;
Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (FIQWS) Composition;
ENGL 21007: Writing for Engineers;
FIQWS: Self and Other in Literature: Femme Textuality;
FIQWS: That’s So Gay!: Queer Texts in the U.S.

Freelance Writing Consultant, January 2013 – present

Independently market consulting services within undergraduate, graduate, and professional settings; manage multiple clients’ needs; abide by strict deadlines and quick turnaround on projects; consult on direction of large writing projects; provide editorial feedback on press releases, bios, academic papers, web content, creative writing, etc.

Nonfiction Editor, Identity Theory, May 2013 – present

Independently manage and expand nonfiction section of popular digital literary magazine; solicit submissions from diverse writers through social media; digitally collaborate with editor-in-chief on re-branding magazine; provide feedback on drafts for writers.


Senior Consultant & Coordinator, UNCA Writing Center, Aug 2011 – Dec 2013

Worked collaboratively with students on improving style & skills in professional, academic, and creative writing. Independently assisted director with administrative duties, including supervising junior consultants & interns, webpage development, hiring, training, creating academic success plans for struggling students, managing communications with students and other campus organizations, and professional development.


Community Involvement:

Events Volunteer, Popsickle Brooklyn, 2015 – present

Volunteer, People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, March 2011 – present

Events & Administrative Volunteer, Hugo House; Seattle, WA; February – December 2014


Research & Presentations:


Between IRL and Digital Spaces: CUNY’s CompComm Faculty Playfully Collaborating
Computers and Writing Conference, Symposium on CUNY Graduate Students’ Pedagogical Strategies, 2018

Poet-in-Residence, Sundress Academy for the Arts, 2018

Moderator, Representations and Erasures of Physical and Mental Difference, Breaking Through: Textures and Aesthetics of Rupture, English Department Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, 2018

A Tool & A Weapon: Trans-ing the Writing Center
Northeastern Writing Center Association Conference, with Zefyr Lisowski, 2018

Writing Disability: a reading and conversation with Liz Bowen, Sarit Frishman, Jesse Rice-Evans
Fordham University Faculty Working Group on Disability, three activist-writers on the possibilities, challenges, and politics of writing with and about disabilities, 2017

Self & Other: Negotiating the Self in Pedagogy
Sondra Perl Research Symposium, co-presenter with Andréa Stella, 2017

Race and Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom
Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change: The Futures Initiative Spring Symposium, 2017

“Constellation of [Queer] Forms”: Genre at Work on #WeirdTwitter
City College of New York Graduate Research Symposium, 2016

Featured Reader, 2011 – present
Including the CCNY MFA Reading Series, ~TOSSED~ Series, No Boys Allowed Performance Series, Writers at Home Reading Series, Redaction Reading Series, William Mother Faulkner Reading Series, Queer Girls Raised in the South book tour, Juniper Bends Reading Series, and others.

Creative Biographies, UNC Asheville Literature & Language Department, 2012
Developed and taught undergraduate creative writing workshop on multigenre writing, emphasizing critical readings of contemporary prose and poetry. Provided one-on-one feedback to students on creative and critical writing; led workshops of creative work and discussions of assigned readings; received outstanding student evaluations.

State of Black Asheville, UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2012
Performed research highlighting systemic inequalities for African-Americans in Buncombe County, NC. Focused specifically on unequal arrest rates & detentions of Black and whites, and their correlation to achievement gaps on standardized tests in public schools.

Do the Write Thing: The Writing Center as Social Justice Advocate, Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, 2012
Explored pedagogical connections between writing center tutoring and community service. Detailed necessary structure to extend writing center services to underserved communities.


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