Dr. Montaperto has tutored and taught composition for over fifteen years. Her scholarly interests focus on intersections between race theory and composition and rhetoric, particularly on how invisible white privilege manifests and functions as a form of racism in higher education. She has presented at CCCC, the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference, and other local and national conferences. Her current scholarly interests take up issues related linguistic diversity and language prejudice (linguicisim), in particular disciplinary and institutional mis-implementation of organizational missions toward language equity within first year composition courses and in the professional development of teachers of writing. While she is not currently publishing, a short essay-blog of hers called, "What Are We Calling Equity These Days," was published as part of a 2009 CCCC web blog on diversity: http://cccc-blog.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-are-we-calling-equity-these-days.html.