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Center Graduate Students: Nicole Turnipseed

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Nicole Turnipseed is a P.h.D student in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Information

turnips2@illinois.edu

Biographical Statement

I became interested in literacy education after completing BAs in Cultural Anthropology and History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Reflecting on how much my experience writing for those disciplines shaped my identity led me to pursue an MA in English Composition at San Francisco State University, where I followed interests that continue to guide my work here at UIUC, including: teacher collaboration, social justice pedagogy, and socialization through academic and disciplinary literacy instruction.

Courses Taught

English 114: Freshman composition, SFSU

English 214: Sophomore composition, SFSU

English 214, Metro CAD: Sophomore composition for students in Child and Adolescent Development track of Metro teaching and learning community (Metro academies is a redesign of the first two years of college designed to support and retain students at the highest risk of non-completion.) SFSU

Hybrid English 214 - designed and piloted hybrid version of 214 focused on digital literacy, SFSU

HTM 531: Disciplinary writing course for Hospitality and Tourism Management majors, co-taught with disciplinary experts, SFSU

Business 300: Disciplinary writing course for general business majors, SFSU

Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research, UIUC