Marcie Newton

Marcie Newton

Lecturer II
Writing & Critical Inquiry Program
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University Library Basement 95F (LI B95F)

PhD, University of Sheffield, UK 

MA, University at Albany 

BA, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK

Marcie Newton

Marcie joined the WCI faculty in Fall 2016 as the pre-law lecturer for students in the affiliated 3+3 Law Program between UAlbany and Albany Law School.

Her goal is to foster students’ growth in careful and present listening, clear critical thinking, and purposeful writing as they develop into sound analytical thinkers, effective communicators in a variety of rhetorical situations, and respectful participants in discussions that shape our personal and professional values.  

She specializes in teaching legal analysis, rhetoric and ethics, as well as principles of writing and critical inquiry, medical humanities, and psychoanalytic / socio-cultural studies of trauma and illness in literature, law, and politics. 

Marcie has presented conference papers and published papers on a range of topics, including legal analytical strategies, poetic reflections on community service, at-risk students, and psychoanalytic examinations of psychosis in autobiographical fiction. Marcie's articles and reviews have been published in The Journal of Psychohistory, Clio's Psyche, PsyArt, Journal for the Advancement of Scientific Psychoanalytic Empirical Research and Rattle, among others. 

Alongside Marcie's teaching and research interests, Marcie is a research associate and peer reviewer for the international journal, Clio's Psyche, and Treasurer for The PsyArt Foundation, which produces the online journal, PsyArt. She is a trained former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a voice for abused and neglected children in the legal system and community. She has also conducted home study interviews with non-detained immigrants for the Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center. 

Research Interests: Teaching theory and practice; psychoanalytic, legal, and socio-cultural studies of trauma; autobiographical fiction and memory