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Center Graduate Students: María Carvajal Regidor


María Carvajal Regidor (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

248 English Building

Biographical Statement

I’m originally from San José, Costa Rica and a native Spanish speaker. Somewhere along my journey learning English I fell in love with it and decided to become an English major and to help others grow through writing center work. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition. I received my M.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through coursework, working at the Writers Workshop, teaching, and administrative positions at UIUC I've become interested in the literacy practices of Latinx students and am working on a dissertation on this topic that combines archival and ethnographic methods.

Research Interests

Latinx students' literacy practices, Spanglish, archival historiography, and writing center and writing program theory and administration.


Informatics/Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media

Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research

Positions Held

Assistant Director, Writers Workshop

Graduate Consultant, Writers Workshop

Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies

Peer Mentor, Center for Writing Studies