This paper is half personal narrative and half reflection on the nature of power dynamics in the classroom and writing center. The paper examines the nature and nuances of the word “relationship,” how we interact with the concept of relationships and power, and the ways we limit our joys through limiting the types of relationships we engage in. From there it discusses how to challenge those power dynamics in the classroom and writing center, and the benefits of doing so.
Barker, Maygan, "Forget Power Dynamics: Why You Should be BBFs with Your Students and Professors" (2019). Writing Center Analysis Papers. Paper 31.