Scholarship and Creative Activity
Academic Journal Articles
Wray, A. (2020). Holly Boswell: Asheville’s Social Justice Warrior. Journal of Appalachian Studies. Social Justice Special Issue. 26(2), 173-190. [Interdisciplinary, 1 issue per year]
Wray, A. (2018). Contesting Traditions: Oral History in Creative Writing Pedagogy. Assay: Journal of Nonfiction Studies 5(1). [Creative Writing Studies, 2 issues per year]
Wray, A. (2018). The Stories We Tell: Critical Dialogue as Consciousness Raising Pedagogy. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 29(1), 177-202. [Interdisciplinary, 4 issues per year]
Wray, A. (2017). Region, Race, and Ethos: One Teacher’s Story on Racism in Two Places. Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, 17(1), 59-76. [Discipline-Leading Journal, 3 issues per year]
Wray, A. & Batada, A. (2017). Contemplative Pedagogy: Equipping Students for Everyday Social Activism. The Arrow: Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture, & Politics, 4(2), 29-46. [Interdisciplinary, 1 issue per year]
Wray, A. (2016). Teaching Professional Writing and Anti-Oppression Rhetorics. Transatlantica section of Res Rhetorica: Polish Society of Rhetoric, 3(2). Open Access Academic Journal. [International, 4 issues per year]
Wray, A. & Verzosa Hurley, E. (2016). Feminist Rhetorical Praxis: Everyday Feminism as Public Agora. Res Rhetorica: Polish Society of Rhetoric, 3(2). Open Access Academic Journal. [International, 4 issues per year]
Wray, A. & Bahls, P. (2015). LaTeXnics: The Effect of Specialized Typesetting Software on STEM Students' Composition Processes. Computers and Composition: An International Journal, 37, 104-116. Print. [Interdisciplinary, International, 4 issues per year]
Wray, A.B. (2008). The Rhetoric of Racism: First-Year Composition Students on Affirmative Action. Watermark Journal 2, 184-201. Print. [Interdisciplinary, 1 issue per year]
Verzosa Hurley, E., Wray, A. & Cirillo-McCarthy, M. (2017). Chapter 27: Rhetorics of Interruption: Navigating Sexism in the Academy. In K. Cole & H. Hassel (Eds.), Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership (pp. 259-269). Abingdon, UK: Routledge Press. [Interdisciplinary, International, Edited Collection]
Wray, A. (2017). Chapter 7: STEM Histories: Complicating Dominant (Object-Oriented) Narratives. In K. Llewellyn & N. Ng-A-Fook (Eds.), Oral History and Education (pp. 129-46). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan Press. [Interdisciplinary, International, Edited Collection]
Wray, A. (2013). What to Think About When Writing for a Particular Audience. In J. Moxley and J. Yirinec (Eds.), Network, Collaborate, Compose: College Writing in the Digital Age. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida Press. [Academic Textbook]
Wray, A.B. (2009). Racial Slurs: Authority and Implications. In C. Minnix and C. Nowotny-Young (Eds.), Student Matters / Civic Matters: Writing Personal Interests into Public Lives (pp. 193-97). New York, NY: Hayden-McNeil Publishing. [Academic Textbook]
Wray, A.B. (2007). Gertrude Mossell. In Y. Page (Ed.), Encyclopedia of African-American Women Writers (pp. 434-35). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. [Reference Book]
Wray, A.B. (2006). Adrienne Rich. In S. Kellman (Ed.), Magill’s Survey of American Literature (pp. 193-96), Revised Edition. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2006. [Reference Book]
Wray, A.B. (2006). Ralph Ellison. In S. Kellman (Ed.), Magill’s Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition (724-27). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. [Reference Book]
Wray, Amanda B. (2005). “The Shaping Metaphors of Childhood and a Woman’s Work: Eva’s Man and Hannah Cullwick.” 2005 Conference Proceedings. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Jan. Print.
Wray, A. (2016). Review of Field + Text: Innovations in Rhetorical Method, edited by Sara L. McKinnon, Robert Asen, Karma R. Chávez, and Robert Glenn Howard. Rhetoric Review 36(1), 105-08.
Wray, A.B. (2012). What to Think About When Writing to a Particular Audience. Writing Commons: The Home for Writers. < >. Web Hypertext. [Open Source Academic Reference, Peer Reviewed, 60,000 views Feb 2019]
Wray, A. (2015). “The Family Diary.” Remedy Quarterly: The Taste Issue 17, 58-64. [Peer Reviewed]
Wray, A. (2013). “Black Dolls.” The Things They Carry: American Athenaeum. Sword & Saga Press. [Double-Blind Peer Reviewed]
Grants and Fellowships
UNCA University Teaching Council. Awarded Jan 2021. In support of Drag as Art and Activism Event.
UNCA University Service Council. Awarded Jan 2021. In support of WGSS and LANG students participating in the Realities of Poverty Tour.
YMCA of Western NC and Blue Ridge Pride, via Joe Biden Foundation. Jan 2019. In support of data collection, transcription services, new equipment, community training workshop, and conference travel for undergraduate research students.
UNCA University Service Council. Awarded Mar 2018. In support of student travel to Queer History South Conference.
UNCA University Service Council. Mar 2019. In support of Oral History Interns Traveling to Queer History South Conference. Community Engaged Learning Project.
UNCA University Service Council. October 2017. In support of LANG 396 hosting Madison High School students on campus. Community Engaged Learning Project.
UNCA University Research Council. May 2017. In support of data collection for “Appalachia as Trump Country: Oral Histories Complicating the Liberal / Conservative Binary.”
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Learning Links Grant. Awarded Jan 2016 in collaboration with Professional Writing students. Grant to support Madison County High School freshman to come to UNC Asheville’s campus for leadership, team building, and contemplative practice opportunities. Community Engaged Learning Project.
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Learning Links Grant. Awarded Jan 2016 in collaboration with Professional Writing students. Grant to support Madison County High School juniors to for process writing workshop at Wine and Design and teambuilding exercises with UNC Asheville’s Outdoor Recreation. Community Engaged Learning Project.
National Endowment for the Humanities UNCA Professorship Fund. Awarded Sep 2015 to support travel to National Women’s Studies Association conference where we gathered narratives about sexism in the academy.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Palgrave Macmillan. Awarded May 2015 to support travel expenses to present at Oral History and Education Workshop in Ottawa, Ontario.
University Research Council Grant. Awarded for AY 2014 to support research expenses related to collecting “Social Justice Oriented Learning” survey data and interviews.
Key Center Faculty Fellow Grant. Awarded for AY 2014 (in collaboration with Jessica Pisano) to support building service-learning designated LANG 120 courses. Community Engaged Learning Project.
New Belgium Brewery Grant. Awarded February 2014 to defer printing costs of a public history artifact produced in collaboration with West Asheville Public Library and UNC Asheville creative nonfiction students. Community Engaged Learning Project.
Interdisciplinary Project Team Block Grant. Awarded 2013/14 to support development of contemplative pedagogy curriculum. Project Leader: Amanda Wray. Participants: Amanda Wray (Literature and Language), Ameena Batada (Health and Wellness), Eva Bares (Art History), and Connie Schrader (Health and Wellness). UNCA.
Mills Grant for Faculty Research and Development. Awarded Fall 2013 to support travel expenses for the Oral History Conference in October 2013. UNCA.
Captain Planet Foundation. Grant written in collaboration with professional writing students in support of William Randolph School’s permaculture projects. Awarded Fall 2013. Community Engaged Learning Project.
University Service Council Grant. Awarded Spring 2012 to support a community / university service-learning collaboration. UNCA. Community Engaged Learning Project.
University Teaching Council Grant. Awarded Spring 2012 to support conference travel. UNCA. Community Engaged Learning Project.
Tilly Warnock Research Fellowship. Awarded May 2010. University of AZ.
Institute for LGBT Studies Learning Circle Grant. “Oral History in Arizona IV: Technology, Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Community.” Awarded Mar 2010. University of AZ.
Faculty Student Interaction Grant. Awarded Apr 2009. University of AZ.
Service Learning Initiative. Awarded Dec 2006. University of KY.
W. B. Yeats International Summer School Fellowship. Awarded Jul 2003.
Attempted / Under Review
NC Humanities Council, Community Engaged Grant. Written in support of Asheville Poverty Initiative’s Realities in Poverty Program.
Unitarian Universalist’s Fund for a Just Society. Written in support of Asheville Poverty Initiatives Twelve Baskets Café.
NC Humanities Council. Submitted Apr 2020. In support of historical preservation and digitization efforts for the LGBTQIA+ Archive of Western NC, a collaboration with Blue Ridge Pride, YMCA of WNC, and UNC Asheville Special Collections.
Jon Ben Snow Foundation. 2017. In support of operating expenses for Word on the Street, a racial and language justice magazine by and for youth of color. Written with Professional Writing students.
OMNOVA Foundation. 2017. In support of new video and sound recording equipment for Word on the Street, a racial and language justice magazine by and for youth of color. Written with Professional Writing students.
Norman Foundation Grant. In support of the WNC Equity Alliance’s Facilitator Training Program. Written with Professional Writing students.
Stanford University External Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities. 2016. For project “Rhetorics of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty.”
U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, Trinidad and Tobago. 2014/15 Finalist. Teaching and Research appointment with The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS): The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
Philanthropic Education Scholar Award. 2009 National Finalist. For dissertation “Lived Histories and the Changing Rhetoric of ‘Progressive’ Race Ideologies.”