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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Laura Gray-Rosendale


Degree Year: 1997

Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Ph.D, in Humanities/Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, August 1997, Dissertation: A Different Politics of Difference: Exploring Alternatives in Teaching Basic Writers.

Scholarly interests: history of rhetoric, rhetorical and composition theory, cultural studies, gender studies, basic writing.

Laura Gray Rosendale is  Professor of English at Northern Arizona University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, composition, visual studies, race and ethnicity research, gender theory, and autobiography. Laura is Director of a Summer Writing Program for first generation, economically disadvantaged, and/or minority students and has served as Chair of NAU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She is in the process of seeking promotion to full professor for 2008-2009. Along with over thirty published articles and chapters, Laura’s books include Rethinking Basic Writing, Alternative Rhetorics, Fractured Feminisms, Radical Relevance, and Pop Perspectives. Currently she is at work on a project for a broader audience that draws together memoir and autobiographical theory. Laura welcomes correspondence with past and future graduate students, professional writing instructors, and faculty—and remains forever grateful for and impressed by the intellectually rigorous and supportive environment of the Syracuse University Writing Program

Dissertation Title: A Different Politics of Difference: Exploring Alternatives in Teaching Basic Writers