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. 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
- Assistant Director of the Center for Writing Studies (Fall 2013-present)
- 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, history of sexuality, women’s rhetoric, lgbtq rhetoric, literacy studies, gender studies, and feminist theory
• Rhetoric 105: Principles of Composition
• INFO 303/WRIT 303: Writing Across Media
• Rhetoric 233: Advanced Composition