Dr. Iris D. Ruiz is a Continuing Lecturer for the UC Merced Merritt Writing Program and a Lecturer with the Sonoma State University Chicano/Latino Studies Program. Her current publications are her monograph, Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy, and a co-edited collection, Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy, in which she also contributed a chapter on the keyword “Race.” She's also written several articles and chapters for edited collections. Her 2017 coauthored article deals with race and WPA history, and was published in the CWPA Journal and received the 2019 Kenneth Bruffee award. This work is also currently contracted with Parlor Press for a forthcoming book.
Her most current work centers upon decolonizing curricula, academic space, public space, and disciplinarity. She is currently writing about decolonizing writing conventions by delving into a Nepantla space. Lastly, she has recently launched a podcast, which is a collaboration between Spark Writing and Working for Change Series and scholars in Rhetoric and Writing in an effort to create resilient strategies.