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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard

Contact Information:

287 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-2977
f: 413-545-3880

Assistant Professor

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard 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, comparative rhetoric, community literacy, and writing across the curriculum / writing in the disciplines.

Professor Lorimer Leonard directs the UMass Amherst Writing Center and teaches the undergraduate honors course on tutoring writing, as well as courses on multilingual writing and global Englishes. 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 EnglishWPA: Writing Program Administration, and the Routledge collection Literacy as Translingual Practice. Professor Lorimer Leonard received the 2014 Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

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