Ray Pence

Ray Pence Posing
October 2015
KU faculty member, Department of American Studies. Lecturer focusing on the interdisciplinary study of disability and culture. Member of KU Writing Center Faculty Writing Group.

"Outside of my duties as a professor, writing is an essential life action and a very fulfilling way of processing my worldview and the worldviews of others. It's a way of reading and interacting with the world. I don't look for universals. Instead, I speak to a particular moment. When I write, I reach beyond myself to interact with a community. Storytelling, in this, is extremely important-- smaller stories that speak to larger narratives. I prefer to be a part of those conversations and narratives that promote social change. I want to be a part of the collective momentum. In that forward movement, I want to leave something behind for the future."

Learn more about Ray at http://americanstudies.ku.edu/ray-pence 

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