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Center Graduate Students: Eileen Lagman

Eileen Lagman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for Writing Studies in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

315 English Building | MC-718

Biographical Statement

I’m a native of the Chicago suburbs and completed my undergraduate work at DePaul University in Chicago where I studied literature and communication. I soon became interested in the connection between these two disciplines and finding a way to both engage in the analysis of text and explore the cultural production of text. This fostered my interest in interdisciplinary work and brought me to the field writing studies. I completed my master’s degree in Writing at DePaul University, where I assisted in teaching composition and literature courses for Robert Morris College and held positions as a writing center consultant, adult literacy tutor, and an associate editor for Poetry East. My current research concentrates in examining the literacy and rhetorical practices of Asian Americans, as well as exploring the intersections of technology and memory in social movements.

Research Interests

Race and rhetoric, writing and community engagement, composition pedagogy, literacy, narrative, genre studies

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