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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard


Contact Information:

287 Bartlett Hall
UMass
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-2977
f: 413-545-3880
rlorimer@english.umass.edu

Assistant Professor

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard joined the UMass faculty in the fall of 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the program in composition and rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She specializes in literacy studies, multilingual writing, intercultural rhetoric,community literacies, and writing across the curriculum / writing in the disciplines.

She is currently working on a book-length project that traces the writing practices of 25 multilingual immigrants across their languages and the places they have lived around the world. She has published in College English, Research in the Teaching of EnglishCommunity Literacy Journal, and the Routledge collection Literacy as Translingual Practice.  Rebecca directs the UMass Writing Center andteaches the undergraduate honors course on tutoring writing, as well as undergrad and graduate courses on multilingual writing and global Englishes.


Areas of Specialization: Colonial, Postcolonial, & Transnational Studies, Composition and Rhetoric