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Center Graduate Students: Alexandra Cavallaro

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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.

Contact Information

338 English Building | MC-718
cavalla1@illinois.edu

Biographical Statement

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

Research Interests

Rhetorical education, literacy studies, history of sexuality, queer theory, lgbtq rhetoric, qualitative research.

Courses Taught

Publications

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.