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Center Graduate Students: Katherine Flowers

Katherine FlowersKatherine Flowers is a Ph.D. student in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

332 English Building | MC-718

Biographical Statement

I am from Port Angeles, Washington, and attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle. I majored in English and Oceanography and became interested in writing studies through my work at a campus writing center. My research focuses on how people use discourse to shape ideologies about language and literacy. I am currently working on my dissertation, an archival and ethnographic study of how people create and negotiate local language policies.


Research Interests

Language Policy, Translingual Theory, Global English, Multimodality and Semiotics, Composition, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Archival Methods.

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Other Positions Held


Flowers, Katherine S. "Making English Local: Chronotopes in Language Policy Discourse." Journal of Language and Politics 15.4 (2016): 469–492.