Center Graduate Students: Alexandria Kapczynski
Alexandria Kapczynski is a Ph.D student in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I earned my B.A. in Communication Studies with dual minors in Gender Studies and English from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My introductory undergrad experiences within UNCW's English department encouraged me to pursue my M.A. in English, after which I spent a semester as an adjuct lecturer at my alma mater. The opportunity to further engage with interdisciplinary research, consciousness-raising pedagogy, and larger academic conversations, lead me to the University of Illinois.
A unifying theme of my recent work revolves around my aim to question compulsorily accepted discourses by critically considering expressions and representations of politicized identities (gender, sexuality, mental illness, (dis)ability, race, class, etc.).