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Center Graduate Students: María Carvajal


María Carvajal is a PhD student 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. 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.

Research Interests

Translingualism, Spanglish, writing center administration, writing program administration, composition pedagogy, historiography.


Informatics/Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media

Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research


Positions Held

Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies

Peer Mentor, Center for Writing Studies

Graduate Consultant, Writers Workshop