Maybe instead I should have started with an apology. Did I Stutter has fallen to the back-burner for us these past two years as we have waded through the struggles of grad life and life in general. I have missed blogging and apologize for our general absence.
However, I have been very busy! Charis and I published a critical history of SLP this summer and I wrote a 300 page dissertation (basically a book) on dysfluency in its current political, social, and economic context (if we want to be fancy, in the context of “semiocapitalism” and “late-liberalism”). It is more accurately a critique of fluency in the information age, a critique of the need and desire for smooth flows of speech and information. To speak today requires that we interface with and even speak as machines (think, for example about technologies like Siri, Alexa, and Google home). Speech plays a different function today then it once did which, I suggest, drastically changes the meaning of speech, fluency, and dysfluency.
I hope to start blogging again soon and to translate some of these ideas out of academic-speak.