Professional Background

Colclough is a former staff member on UT Austin’s the Digital Writing and Research Lab, working on the Data Visualization Research Team (2016-2017), the Digital Archiving Research Team (spring 2016), and producing other content such as blog posts, video software tutorials, and lesson plans. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Colclough’s DWRL Flash Fellowship was to archive and organize every single  article ever published in The New York Times containing the term “bot” in order to have a database that provided quantitative background for later diachronic and synchronic qualitative analysis of the changing and rhetorical suasion of the term. Using Overviewdocs,  Colclough manually archived and coding each article, filtered for false-positives, then used Overviewdocs to text-mine terms to find chronological discursive patterns. From their tenure in the DWRL and their time on the UWC Data Team during the 2018-2019 academic school year, Colclough is proficient in NVivo 12, Tableau Professional, specific screencasting software (preferably Screenflick), video editing and some sound editing (in professional grade-studios at the DWRL), and other tools.

From summer 2018 through spring 2019, Colclough worked as a writing consultant for The University Writing Center. They worked a section of their consulting hours at the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, a center focused on contributing to the diversity of the university centered towards empowering first generation and lower-income college students. 

As of the 2019-2020 scholastic year, Colclough is an instructor at UT Austin in the Rhetoric &  Writing Department. In the 2020-2021 academic year, they designed and taught RHE 309, Rhetoric of Responsibility. In the 2021-2022 academic year, Colclough will teach RHE 309K Rhetoric of Israel/Palestine. Full descriptions of their RHE 309K courses may be found at their faculty page on the UT Austin Department of Rhetoric and Writing website.