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Laura Allen

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Writing Department

Assistant Professor

Email: lallen10@yorku.ca


Laura L. Allen, PhD is a committed teacher and scholar whose research explores race at the intersections of professional writing, digital media, and community literacy. She recently earned a PhD in English from the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program at The Ohio State University. Her current project explores the role of digital and professional writing in the planning and sustaining of Black Family Reunions. Laura has presented at several national and international conferences, including the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) and the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). Laura is a recipient of the 2020 Critel Digital Media Fellowship, the 2018 Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellowship and was selected for the CCCC Scholar for the Dream Award for 2019.

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Laura earned a BA in English from Spelman College and an MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Michigan State University. Laura is committed to both educational and social justice, and she continues to be inspired by her students. When she is not writing, researching or teaching, Laura can be found spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts or live music, and learning to play new instruments.

Degrees

BA in English, Spelman College
MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Michigan State University
PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, Ohio State University

Research Interests

Literacy , Community-Based Research, Digital Rhetoric, Race and Professional Writing , Cultural Rhetorics, Black Digital Humanities

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/WRIT4000 3.0 A Activist Rhetorics SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/WRIT3200 3.0 M Special Topics SEMR


Laura L. Allen, PhD is a committed teacher and scholar whose research explores race at the intersections of professional writing, digital media, and community literacy. She recently earned a PhD in English from the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program at The Ohio State University. Her current project explores the role of digital and professional writing in the planning and sustaining of Black Family Reunions. Laura has presented at several national and international conferences, including the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) and the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). Laura is a recipient of the 2020 Critel Digital Media Fellowship, the 2018 Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellowship and was selected for the CCCC Scholar for the Dream Award for 2019.

Laura earned a BA in English from Spelman College and an MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Michigan State University. Laura is committed to both educational and social justice, and she continues to be inspired by her students. When she is not writing, researching or teaching, Laura can be found spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts or live music, and learning to play new instruments.

Degrees

BA in English, Spelman College
MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Michigan State University
PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, Ohio State University

Research Interests

Literacy , Community-Based Research, Digital Rhetoric, Race and Professional Writing , Cultural Rhetorics, Black Digital Humanities


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/WRIT4000 3.0 A Activist Rhetorics SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/WRIT3200 3.0 M Special Topics SEMR