Tessa Brown, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. Her research on rhetorical history, antiracist struggle, and digital media have appeared in College Composition and Communication and the Journal of Basic Writing, and her reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in Harper’s, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Hyperallergic. She is the founding advisor of The Word: Tha Stanford Journal of Student Hiphop Research, and a founding member of the Rad Mission Neighbors, a community group advocating for and with sex workers and unhoused neighbors in San Francisco.