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Rachel Bonini

Email: rbonini@purdue.edu Purdue University


Website: rachelbonini.weebly.com Heavilon Hall, Room G1
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
EDUCATION

Ph.D. American Studies Expected


Purdue University May 2021

M.A. American Studies 2016


Purdue University

B.A. American Studies (summa cum laude) 2014


Minors in English and Womens & Gender Studies
Creighton University
Study Abroad, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Constructing the Past: Places, Histories, and Identities in Louise Erdrichs The Plague of
Doves. MidAmerica 42 (2015): 93-108.

PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH

2018 Envisioning Tourists: Heteronormativity in Disneys Tourism Narratives, 2018


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference,
Indianapolis, IN, March.

2017 Developing Paradise: Imperialist Assumptions in the Production of Lilo & Stitch,
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Conference, St. Louis, MO, October.

2016 Crossing Time Zones: Bringing Midwest History into the Composition Classroom,
46th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, East
Lansing, MI, June.

From the Couch to the Luau: Traveling Through Disneys Empire, 41st Annual
American Studies Symposium, West Lafayette, IN, April.
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2015 Im Going to Disney World!: Heteronormativity and Disney Tourist Narratives,


Queer/ing Popular Culture Graduate Symposium, West Lafayette, IN, December.

Constructing the Past: Places, Histories, and Identities in Louise Erdrichs The
Plague of Doves, The 57th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association, Columbus, OH, November.

Constructions of the Past: Places, Histories, and Identities in Louise Erdrichs The
Plague of Doves, 45th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern
Literature, East Lansing, MI, June.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Lynn Fellowship 2014-15, 2015-16


Awarded by the Graduate School to recruit outstanding Ph.D.-track students to
interdisciplinary graduate programs at Purdue University.

Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award 2016


Awarded by the American Studies Program to recognize an innovative teaching
approach, pedagogical method, or assignment developed or used in the classroom
or an outside venue.

Conference Travel Award 2015, 2016, 2017


Awarded by the American Studies Program to support graduate student conference
travel.

Research Travel Award 2014


Awarded by the American Studies Program to support graduate student research
travel.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Purdue University
WGSS 280: Introduction to Womens Studies
Womens Gender & Sexuality Studies, Undergraduate Course Fall 2017- present
Graduate Student Instructor
Designed syllabus and assignments, lectured, led discussion, graded, and calculated grades

Purdue University
AMST 201: Interpreting America
American Studies, Undergraduate Course Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant for Dr. Rayvon Fouch
Led discussion section, guest lectured, graded, and calculated grades
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Purdue University
ENGL 106: Introductory Composition at Purdue
First-Year Composition, Undergraduate Course Fall 2015- Fall 2016
Graduate Student Instructor
Designed syllabus and assignments, lectured, led discussion, graded, and calculated grades

Teaching First-Year Composition Practicum Fall 2015- Spring 2016

Omaha Public Schools


Making Invisible Histories Visible
www.invisiblehistory.ops.org Summer 2014, 2015, 2016
University Student Position
Aided OPS teacher and students with digital projects on local Native American histories

SERVICE

2017-18 Treasurer, American Studies Graduate Student Organization, Purdue


University

2016-17 Social Activities Chair, American Studies Graduate Student Organization,


Purdue University

2015-16 Graduate Student Representative, American Studies Program Steering


Committee, Purdue University

American Studies Representative, Graduate Student English Association,


Purdue University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Studies Association


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association