Llana Carroll

Degrees: PhD University of Pittsburgh, English: Critical and Cultural Studies

Brief Bio: Llana Carroll is a lecturer in the Writing and Critical Inquiry (WCI) program at University at Albany, State University of New York, where she teaches WCI and is co-chair of the textbook committee. Previously she was a Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. There she taught Writing the Essay, tutored in the Writing Center, and was a writing consultant in the Writing and the Disciplines Program. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Ph.D. in English: Critical and Cultural Studies in 2009 and has taught a range of courses in literature, composition, and women’s studies.

Llana curates and writes the psychoanalysis and pedagogy blog for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS). She has published in Feminist Teacher, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and has an article forthcoming in Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy. In addition to her scholarly work, she also studies and writes non-fiction and memoir. As a writing teacher, she is interested in the possibility of writing as a mindfulness practice—one that can help students and writers improve attention, self-reflection, self-understanding, and support healing after loss and trauma.

CV: