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Center Graduate Students: Kirsten Dean

DeanKirsten Dean is a Ph.D. student in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

332 English Building | MC-718

Biographical Statement

Originally from western New York, I graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in English and then worked in an academic library in South Carolina. My experiences there teaching students about research and information literacy, combined with my undergraduate writing center work, fostered my interests in pedagogy and student writing and led me to pursue graduate work in Writing Studies.

Research Interests

Composition theory and pedagogy, rhetorical histories, language ideologies, writing center pedagogy

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