Center Graduate Students: Alexandra Cavallaro
Alexandra Cavallaro is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Originally from the great state of Rhode Island, Alexandra graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English. Her research focuses on LGBTQ literacies and rhetorics in extra-institutional sites.
Administration and Academic Service
- Assistant Director of the Center for Writing Studies (Fall 2013-2014)
- Graduate Student Representative (elected) of Writing Studies Committee (Fall 2013-Spring 2013)
- Graduate Student Representative (elected) of English Graduate Student Executive Committee (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
- Rhetoric Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
Rhetorical education, literacy studies, history of sexuality, queer theory, lgbtq rhetoric, qualitative research.
- Rhetoric 105: Principles of Composition
- INFO 303/WRIT 303: Writing Across Media
- Rhetoric 233: Advanced Composition
- ENGL 380: Topics in Writing Studies ("No More Pencils, No More Books: Literate Lives in Action")
Cavallaro, Alexandra J. and Patrick W. Berry, with Elaine Vázquez, Carlos R. DeJesús, and Naomi García. “Sustaining Narratives of Hope: Literacy, Multimodality, and the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School.” English Education 46.4 (July 2014).
Cavallaro, Alexandra J. and Patrick W. Berry, with Elaine Vázquez, Carlos R. DeJesús, and Naomi García. “(Re)voicing Teaching, Learning, and Possibility in Paseo Boricua.” Youth Community Inquiry: New Media for Community and Personal Growth. Eds. Bertram C. Bruce, Ann Peterson Bishop, and Nama R. Budhatoki. New York: Peter Lang Press, 2014.