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Jennifer DiGrazia

Jennifer DiGrazia

 Jennifer DiGrazia, Professor

  Office: Bates 203
  Email: jdigrazia@westfield.ma.edu
  Phone: (413) 572-5337




In addition to an abiding interest in composition studies and pedagogy, Jennifer DiGrazia's research focuses on the dubious intersections of composition pedagogy and queer theory, as it is her belief that, when held together, these strands of scholarship are mutually generative in practice.  In her role as Composition Coordinator, she has fledging interests in disability studies, assessment, and writing program administration.  While serving on the Curriculum Committee, she has also become invested in general education reform.  Her teaching focuses on introductory and advanced classes in composition and queer literature/culture/rhetoric.

  • Ph.D. in English and Composition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005
  • M.A. in English, Boise State University, 1998
  • B.A. in English Literature, University of Nevada, Reno, 1995
Courses Taught:
  • English 101 - Composition I
  • English 102 - Composition II
  • English 200 - Writing for Teacher Candidates
  • English 347 - Advanced Critical Writing
  • Queer Literature and Representation
  • Queer Culture and Representation
Professional Activities:
  • Published in Composition Studies and New Directions for Teaching and Learning
  • Co-editor of Queer Cultures: Readings Across Disciplines
  • Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs)
  • Presented at Conference on Disability Studies and Feminism and Rhetoric Society for Literature Science and the Arts