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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Hakimzadeh

Sarah Hakimzadeh portrait

Assistant Teaching Professor

Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

229 HB Crouse Hall

315.443.1912

shakimza@syr.edu


Research and Teaching Interests

Writing for the public and in the legal profession; accessible practices.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021.  M.A. in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.  J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2009; B.A. in English Literature and Comparative Literature from Cornell University in 2005.

Prior Experience

2019-present: postdoctoral associate in the William S. Dietrich II institute for Writing Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. 2017-2019: visiting instructor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Memberships and Fellowships

  • Public Humanities Fellowship, 2017 from the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Provost Humanities Fellowship, 2011 from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh;
  • Cali Excellence for the Future Award in Law and Literature, 2009, from the University of Connecticut School of Law;
  • Dean’s Scholarship, 2007, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Publications

“Reclaiming the Commons: Law, Rhetoric, and CS. Peirce’s Pragmatic Philosophy.” Law, Culture, and the Humanities, July 2020, pp. 1-21.