Composing and connecting along the Seine. Is that you, Heraclitus? (2014)
christa teston, phd
Christa Teston, PhD
Typographic chaos and order in Paris flea market (2014)
My research typically involves decision-making in medical and scientific contexts. But in my book project, I'm interested in that which precedes formal decision-making: medical and scientific evidence. Mol, Moser, and Pols (2010) argue that “good care” in medicine is “persistent tinkering in a world full of complex ambivalence and shifting tensions” (14). In my book project currently under review at University of Chicago Press—Bodies in Flux: Doing Rhetoric, Dwelling With Disease—I explore four specific tinkering practices concerning medical evidence: visualization, assessment, synthesis, and computation. Each case study describes medical and scientific practice as a kind of quixotic empiricism that involves human, nonhuman, and computational partnerships.
McNely, B., Spinuzzi, C., Teston, C. (2015). Guest editors’ introduction: Contemporary research methodologies in technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly 24, 1-13.
Teston, C., Graham, S.S., Baldwinson, R., Li, A. & Swift, J. (2014). Public voices in pharmaceutical deliberations: Negotiating "clinical benefit" in the FDA's Avastin hearing. Journal of Medical Humanities 35, 149-170.
Teston, C. (2012). Considering confidentiality in research design: Developing heuristics to chart the un-chartable. In P. Takayoshi and K. Powell (Eds.) Practicing Research in Writing Studies: Reflections on Ethically Responsible Research (303-326). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Teston, C. (2012). Moving from artifact to action: A grounded investigation of visual displays of evidence during medical deliberations. Technical Communication Quarterly 21, 187-209.
Teston, C. (2009). A grounded investigation of genred guidelines in cancer care deliberations*. Written Communication 26, 320-340.
*Winner of NCTE’s award for best article reporting qualitative or quantitative research in technical or scientific communication
Flea market miscellany in Paris, France (Feb 2014)
Only after becoming engaged with and a part of the very community and activities I study am I able to understand ways in which rhetoric (material-discursive phenomena) does work. In the classroom, therefore, I design learning experiences for students based on the philosophy that we learn best by doing. That is, I aim to facilitate a supportive classroom environment that encourages experiential, problem-based, collaborative learning.
Research Methods (Fall 2015)
Rhetorics of Medicine, Science, and Public Policy (Fall 2012)
Literacy: Histories, Practices, and Controversies (Fall 2011)
Rhetoric and Community Service (Service Learning Course)
Technologies and the Future of Writing
Honors Writing: Science and Technology
Parisian palimpsest (2014)
Assistant Professor, English
Interim Director, Business & Technical Writing
Book Review Editor, Journal of Business & Technical Communication
The Ohio State University
Department of English
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292.6065 (o)
(614) 292.7816 (f)