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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. Currently, she is studying the ways that coming out narratives are learned in informal and alternative pedagogical spaces and their implications for identity, community, activism, and understandings of literacy. Alexandra is currently a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Administration and Academic Service

Research Interests

Rhetorical education, history of sexuality, women’s rhetoric, lgbtq rhetoric, literacy studies, gender studies, and feminist theory

Courses Taught

• Rhetoric 105: Principles of Composition
• INFO 303/WRIT 303: Writing Across Media
• Rhetoric 233: Advanced Composition