Laura Gray-Rosendale is Associate Professor of English and Director of the S.T.A.R. (Successful Transition and Academic Retention) Summer Writing Bridge program at Northern Arizona University. She specializes in Rhetoric and Composition, teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in cultural studies and visual rhetoric, the history of rhetoric, gender studies, and literacy theory. Along with over thirty articles and book chapters, Gray-Rosendale has published Rethinking Basic Writing: Exploring Identity, Politics, and Community in Interaction (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000), Alternative Rhetorics: Challenges to the Rhetorical Tradition with Sibylle Gruber (SUNY Press, 2001), Fractured Feminisms: Rhetoric, Context, and Contestation with Gil Harootunian (SUNY Press, 2003), and Radical Relevance: Toward a Scholarship of the “Whole Left” with Steven Rosendale (SUNY Press, 2004). Gray-Rosendale’s current research is related to two projects—one centering upon autobiography and identity and one concerning the marginalized voices of Basic Writers living in the southwest.