Despite their history of marginalization, writing centers need to be spaces where consultants, writers, and administrators act with agency. This requires both knowing when and how to act, as well as deciding when to yield. In challenging policies of seeming neutrality, I argue in this manuscript that writing center practitioners can center the needs and knowledge of consultants and writers alike. Finally, I call for more research about writer experiences with writing centers, which can (and should) meaningfully shape our administrative practices.
Hallman Martini, Rebecca
"Keynote: Butting Heads and the Agency to Yield: Maverick Considerations in the Writing Center,"
Writing Center Journal: Vol. 41