In our second episode of Slow Agency, we spoke with Dr. Asao Inoue, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University, author of Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing for a socially just future (2015) and Labor-based grading contracts: Building equity and inclusion in the compassionate writing classroom (2017). The second half of our conversation centered on Inoue’s work on writing centers and antiracist pedadogies.

Editorial note: We edited this episode into two segments/parts in order to align to the different themes discussed in our conversation with Inoue. For editorial considerations, the beginning and ending of this recording may be repeated. 

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Yagelski, B. (2011). Writing as a way of being: Writing instruction, nonduality, and the crisis of sustainability. Hampton Press.

Inoue, A. B. (2015). Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future. Parlor Press.

Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants. Milkweed Editions.

Inoue, A. B. (upcoming). Above the well: An antiracist literacy argument of A boy of color.

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