Dr. Cristy Beemer is an Associate Professor of English, Coordinator of the Professional and Technical Writing Program, and incoming Director of Composition at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Beemer’s research focuses on feminist rhetoric in classical, early modern, and contemporary contexts. She has published articles in Peitho, Rhetoric Review, and Teaching English at a Two-Year College, among others. Dr. Beemer is currently working on her book project, From the Margins of Healthcare: Breast Cancer and the Rhetoric of the Online Peer-to-Peer Healthcare Community. This work is a deeply personal exploration of a unique rhetorical space where first-hand accounts of cancer treatment form an instructive avenue of inquiry in medical care and create a virtual, global community of women writers contributing to wellness through shared experience, language, support, advice, and humor.