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Center Graduate Students: Ligia Mihut

Ligia Ana Mihut 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

248 English Building | MC – 180

Bibliographic Statement

After completing my MA in Teaching English as an International Language (TESOL) with a specialization in Writing Studies, I returned to English, my college major but oscillated between literature and writing studies. Writing Studies eventually lured me with its novelty as a field and the interdisciplinary approach. My research interests are centered on (im)migrant literacies in the context of transnationalism and global flows. In my research, I hope to give voice to “people’s perspective” on language and literacy (see Prof. Anne Dyson’s ethnography class on “people’s perspective”) and to explore ways in which people negotiate physical, cultural or linguistic borders.

Courses Taught

Rhetoric 101-104: Undergraduate Rhetoric Program

Academic Reading and Writing: Intensive English Institute

Special English Class: MBA Program

ESL 506: Oral Communication for ITAs

Other Positions Held

Peer Mentor: Undergraduate Rhetoric Program

Assistant Director: Undergraduate Rhetoric Program

Writing Consultant: Writers’ Workshop

Summer Bridge Tutor

Official SPEAK Tutor and Rater: Center for Teaching Excellence

Research Interests

transnational literacies, composition history, global ethnography, sociohistorical/ sociocultural theory, writing program administration