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For the third episode of Slow Agency, we talked with Dr. Genie Giamo, Assistant Professor and the Director of the Writing Center at Middlebury College in Vermont and current co-chair of the IWCA Collaborative. Our conversation centers on Genie’s editorial work on the most recent WLN Digital Edited Collection titled Wellness and Care in the Writing Center Work. We hope you’ll check it out!

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The special issue of WLN on wellness and care work

Giaimo, G. (Ed.). (2021). Wellness and care in writing center work. WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship.

Degner, H., Wojciehowski, K., Giroux, C. (2015). Opening closed doors: A rationale for creating a safe space for tutors struggling with mental health concerns or illnesses. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 13(1), 28-38.

Harris, P. & Thomas, H. (2012-present). Call the midwife [TV series]. Neal Street Productions.

Giaimo, G. (2017). Focusing on the blind spots: RAD-based assessment of students’ perceptions of community college writing centers. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, (15)1, 55-64.​ ​

Faust, M. (2013). The coyote kings of the space-age bachelor pad. Narmer’s Palette.

Gyasi, Y. (2016). Homegoing. Vintage.

Phasmophobia [Video Game]. (2020). Kinetic Games.

Giaimo, G. (forthcoming). Unwell: Searching for wellness in the neoliberal academy.

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The “Slow Agency” Podcast

Created and hosted by your CWCAB editors, the goal of this podcast is to open up time and space in this productivity-saturated culture to slow down and dialogue with leading thinkers and practitioners in writing studies worldwide. The title of the podcast is inspired by Micciche, L. (2011) For slow agency. Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, 35 (1), 73-90. Our inaugural episode features WLN’s journal editors whose wisdom and hard work make this journal and the blog possible.