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Karen Ruddy

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Department of Humanities
Writing Department

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Coordinator, Fundamentals of Learning

Email: kruddy@yorku.ca


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Dr. Karen Ruddy joined the Writing and Humanities departments in 2020 as a Sessional Assistant Professor. She holds a Ph.D. in Social & Political Thought from York University, with a focus on transnational feminist and decolonizing literacies and pedagogies. An interdisciplinary scholar and educator, Karen has over 20 years of experience teaching across the disciplines in first-year general education courses and working as a writing instructor at York and community-based adult literacy programs.

She currently serves as the Coordinator of the Fundamentals of Learning program, an academic recovery program that supports LA&PS undergraduate students as they relaunch their studies after academic or personal setbacks. Her pedagogical scholarship focuses on the affective and embodied dimensions of writing pedagogy, and explores how student retention and persistence can be enhanced by pedagogies that embrace the affective experience of failure in the teaching and learning encounter.

Working within and across the humanities and political studies, her other research and teaching interests include critical global citizenship education, gender and political rhetoric, and the settler colonial logics of literacy as trope and practice.

Degrees

Ph.D. Social and Political Thought, York University
M.A. Social and Political Thought, York University
B.A. Political Studies, Queen's University

Research Interests

Writing , Post-Secondary Education and Research, Writing Pedagogy and Retention, Transnational feminist/anti-racist/decolonial rhetoric, literacies and pedagogies, Critical and community literacy, Globalization and Diaspora Studies

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/FND1000 3.0 A Fundamentals of Learning LECT
Fall 2020 AP/FND1000 3.0 A Fundamentals of Learning TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/FND1000 3.0 M Fundamentals of Learning LECT
Winter 2021 AP/FND1000 3.0 M Fundamentals of Learning TUTR
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA1770 6.0 M Historical & Cultural Perspectives LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA1770 6.0 M Historical & Cultural Perspectives TUTR


Dr. Karen Ruddy joined the Writing and Humanities departments in 2020 as a Sessional Assistant Professor. She holds a Ph.D. in Social & Political Thought from York University, with a focus on transnational feminist and decolonizing literacies and pedagogies. An interdisciplinary scholar and educator, Karen has over 20 years of experience teaching across the disciplines in first-year general education courses and working as a writing instructor at York and community-based adult literacy programs.

She currently serves as the Coordinator of the Fundamentals of Learning program, an academic recovery program that supports LA&PS undergraduate students as they relaunch their studies after academic or personal setbacks. Her pedagogical scholarship focuses on the affective and embodied dimensions of writing pedagogy, and explores how student retention and persistence can be enhanced by pedagogies that embrace the affective experience of failure in the teaching and learning encounter.

Working within and across the humanities and political studies, her other research and teaching interests include critical global citizenship education, gender and political rhetoric, and the settler colonial logics of literacy as trope and practice.

Degrees

Ph.D. Social and Political Thought, York University
M.A. Social and Political Thought, York University
B.A. Political Studies, Queen's University

Research Interests

Writing , Post-Secondary Education and Research, Writing Pedagogy and Retention, Transnational feminist/anti-racist/decolonial rhetoric, literacies and pedagogies, Critical and community literacy, Globalization and Diaspora Studies


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/FND1000 3.0 A Fundamentals of Learning LECT
Fall 2020 AP/FND1000 3.0 A Fundamentals of Learning TUTR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/FND1000 3.0 M Fundamentals of Learning LECT
Winter 2021 AP/FND1000 3.0 M Fundamentals of Learning TUTR
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA1770 6.0 M Historical & Cultural Perspectives LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HUMA1770 6.0 M Historical & Cultural Perspectives TUTR