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Center Graduate Students: Allison Kranek

Allison Kranek

Allison is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Writing Studies.

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Biographical Statement

I was born and raised in Ohio, where I completed my undergraduate coursework at Denison University, a small liberal arts college. After graduating from Denison with a B.A. in English Literature, I worked in higher education administration at Denison before beginnign my graduate studies at the University of Illinois. Working in Denison's Writing Center ignited my interest in composition studies, and I look forward to continuing this work through both my research and my position as a consultant in the Writers Workshop at the University of Illinois. Given my liberal arts background, I enjoy interdisciplinary work, particularly the intersections between English, education, and psychology.

Research Interests

Writing program administration, institutional rhetoric, composition studies, and disability rhetoric.