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Margaret Himley

Margaret Himley


Professor of Writing Studies, Director of LGBT Studies, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

mrhimley@syr.edu

309 Tolley Humanities Building
315.443.7667


    Education

    Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Margaret Himley has just completed six years as the Associate Provost for International Education and Engagement, where she led efforts to internationalize the curriculum, create more study abroad opportunities for students and faculty, and worked closely with the eight Syracuse Abroad centers to provide outstanding educational experiences for all Syracuse students. She returns to the faculty in the fall of 2018, and will direct the LGBT Studies program and minor, teach queer studies courses, and lead a campus-wide effort to create an LGBT Studies major.

    With Patricia F. Carini, Himley edited a series of books about the Prospect School (1965-1991), well-known among progressive educators for the philosophy and descriptive processes that were first developed there and are now furthered by a network of educators from NYC to California (published by Teachers College Press). She has published over the years a number of articles and books that pursue questions about the relationships of subjectivity and language and power and history, about methodologies for studying those relationships, about the value(s) of collective work, about the intellectual possibilities of classrooms, about progressive aims for public schooling and higher education, and about the theories and philosophies underlying those aims. These large questions drive her interest in curriculum on campus and abroad, her commitment to progressive administration, and her role as co-founder of the LGBT Studies program.