WCI Faculty

 

The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry Faculty and Staff

All Writing and Critical Inquiry classes are taught by experienced professionals who have advanced training in a wide range of academic fields, including rhetoric and composition, literary theory, philosophy, and creative writing. Our faculty form a distinctive community of teacher-scholars dedicated to helping UAlbany students succeed as writers and thinkers across the undergraduate curriculum.


 

Robert Yagelski, Director of the Program in Writing & 
Critical Inquiry
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Office: LI B 96A
 
 
Research Interests: rhetoric and composition, writing theory and pedagogy, writing development, literacy, English education
 
 
 
Office: LI B 96X
 
 
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century American literature, Caribbean literature, Writing Studies
 

 
Office: LI B 96G
 
 
Research Interests: First-year writing, the American Dream in literature, American identity in literature, and the role of multicultural literature in the secondary English classroom.
 

Office: LI B 96P
 
 
Research Interests: critical educational studies, cultural studies, youth studies, and critical ethnic studies. Her research examines the intersections of race, social class, and education policy as they directly affect young adults


 


Office: LI B 96O

Research Interests: Rhetoric and Composition Pedagogy
 
 

Llana Carroll

Office: LI B 96U


Research Interests:Rhetoric and Composition, Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, Gender and Women’s Studies, Nonfiction, Memoir
 




Office: LI B 96Y


Research Interests: Late 20th – 21st Century American Literature, Feminist Cultural Theory, Trauma Studies, Film Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Composition and Rhetoric
 




Office: LI B 96M


Research Interests: Medieval European history, the history of higher education, religious history, saints and holy people, memory, and first-year writing.
 



Office: LI B 96I


Research Interests: Gender/Transgender Studies, Disability Studies, Performance Theory, Autobiography and Autotheory, Canadian, British, & U.S. Multicultural Fiction, Race, Class & Environmental Justice.
 


Susan  Detwiler

Office: LI B 96Z


Research Interests: First-year writing, peer education, metaliteracy and its connection to the writing process, first generation college students
 



Office: LI B 96W


Research Interests: Literary Journalism; Personal Essay; Classic Essay; Science and Environmental Writing
 



Office: LI B 96N
 
 
Research Interests: Creative Writing; Twentieth Century North American Poetry and Poetics; Animal Studies; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Ecopoetics; Posthumanist Studies; African American Studies
 

 

Office: LI B 95C

Research Interests: Poetry and Poetics; Creative Nonfiction; First Year College Writing; Italian language and culture, and body/mind practices in Asian philosophies and religions.
 



Office: LI B 96B

Research Interests: Modernist literature, Psychoanalysis, and fiction




Office: LI B 96Q


Research Interests:Second Language Writing, World Englishes, and Translingualism.
 
 
 
Office: LI B 96E


Research Interests: First year writing, fiction and nonfiction writing, contemporary American fiction
 
 
 



Office: LI B 95G


Research Interests: American Cultural Studies, 20th & 21st Century American Literature, Political Theory, Trauma & Violence Studies, Composition Pedagogy.
 



Office: LI B 96V


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Office: LI B 96F


Research Interests: Early American literature, biblical hermeneutics, the epic hero, digital humanities. 
 

 

Office: LI B 95D


Research Interests:Modern & Contemporary Experimental Poetry & Poetics, Comics & Graphic Novels, Comparative Genre Studies, Writing & the Western Esoteric Tradition, Ethnopoetics, Subcultures in Modern & Contemporary Music, Radical Expressivist Writing Studies.
 

 

Office: LI B 96B


Research Interests: Contemporary fiction, experimental fiction, 
narrative theory, film, Classical literature
 

 

Office: LI B 96R


Research Interests: Second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and intercultural (cross-cultural) communication
 



Office: LI B 95F


Research Interests: legal analysis and rhetoric; online pedagogical practices; community service and empowerment; psychoanalytic and socio-cultural studies of trauma; psychoanalysis and religion; women and terrorism; autobiographical fiction and memory
 

 
Ryan Orr

Office:
LI B 96V

Email: rmorr@albany.edu

Research Interests: compositional pedagogy; trauma narratives and the fragmentation of memory; narrative and identity; environmental justice; argumentation and the ethics of commerce


 

Office: LI B 96L


Research Interests: Eco-theater, environmental justice literature, the anthropocene, contemporary theater, popular culture
 

 

Office: LI B 96H


Research Interests: Folklore; Immigration; Ritual; Foodways; Material Culture; Religion; Ethnography