Danielle M. Bacigalupo, “DJ Prof B”
B.A., English, SJU
M.S. Ed., Secondary Education English, CUNY CSI
M.A., English, CUNY CSI
Ph.D. Candidate, English, SJU
Research Interests: Recovery Literacies Studies, Digital Storytelling Projects, Rhet/Comp, Literacy Studies, Community Literacy, Activist Ethnography, Digital Rhetoric, Research Methods, Qualitative Research, Med Rhetoric, Critical Disabilities Studies, Activist Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, Feminist and Gender Criticism and Rhetoric, LGBTQ+ Studies, Queer Theory, Digital Humanities
Teaching Interests: Recovery Storytelling, Digital Storytelling Projects, News Literacy, Literary Journalism, Literature in a Global Content, Dystopian/Utopian Literature, Socially-Just Pedagogy, Pop Culture and Social Media Influencer Storytelling, Film/Cinema Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, Non-Fiction Essay Writing
Danielle M. Bacigalupo is a PhD candidate at St. John’s University, ABD status. As a doctoral fellow, Danielle has taught Literature in a Global Context to undergraduates and has served as a photographer/graduate editor of the English Department blog.
Currently, Danielle is a traveling adjunct instructor for the FYW Program for the English Department at CUNY CSI, for Literature in a Global Context at both the Queens and Staten Island campuses of SJU, for English Composition at BMCC, and for “Dark Stories”/YA Lit and Composition at NJCU. Danielle also serves as the Digital Chair for CCCC Feminist Caucus, as the creative editor of their Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok sites (follow @CCCCFemCaucus).
As part of her dissertation in progress, Danielle believes in developing research on community literacy projects that “do work” to create change and raise awareness for stigmatized and marginalized voices.
In May of 2018, Danielle founded “Voices from Rock Bottom”, a live-stream community storytelling project on alcoholism, addiction, and recovery with MakerParkRadio – NYC. The digital storytelling project is filmed in this feminist makerspace on Staten Island, and continues to serve as a safe space where alcoholics, addicts, and other community members co-create inclusive stories of recovery.
VFRB is Danielle’s way to give back to the community by doing activism, as she, herself, is a person in recovery. In April of 2020, the VFRB digital storytelling project became an official podcast!
For fun . . . Danielle has made her way back to the stage … as the Stage Manager for Hemlock Theatre Co.’s 2018 production of “American Idiot”, the Social Media Coordinator for SeaView Playwrights Theatre’s 2019 production of “Tommy”, the Stage Manager and Lighting/Sound Engineer for Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre’s 2019 Summer Repertory of “Much Ado”/”Antigone”, the Stage Manager for SeaView Playwrights Theatre’s 2019 production of “RENT”, and Danielle will be directing Gary Lennon’s play “Blackout” at SeaView Playwrights Theatre at the end of 2020. Additionally, Danielle continues to serve the Staten Island theatre community as a board member for Hemlock Theatre Co.
Contact: @DJProfB (Twitter/Instagram), @voicesfromrockbottom (Instagram)
Danielle has been sober since November 12th, 2011.