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FIU was well represented as Natalie Casabone, Jordan Guido, and Xuan Jiang presented their findings to tutors from all over the country.

The Center for Excellence in Writing’s Assistant Director Xuan Jiang and tutors Natalie Casabone and Jordan Guido recently presented their findings on an ongoing research project at the 2019 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference (SWCA) 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The SWCA aims to further the theoretical, practical and political concerns of writing center professionals; and to serve as a forum for the writing concerns of students, faculty, staff and writing professionals. This year’s conference, Ongoing Conversations, focused on conversations held within writing centers across the country.

The trio presented their project entitled Female Tutors’ Perceptions of Having Free Access to Menstruation Products in a Writing Center. The project aims at illuminating the hidden gender inequalities surrounding menstruation within writing centers to develop educational equity in higher education institutes through providing space and access to menstruation products for writing center staffs.