I’m originally from San José, Costa Rica and a native Spanish speaker. Somewhere along my journey learning English I fell in love with it and decided to become an English major and to help others grow through writing center work. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition. I received my M.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through coursework, working at the Writers Workshop, teaching, and administrative positions at UIUC I've become interested in the literacy practices of Latinx students. I am currently working on my dissertation project, which combines archival and ethnographic methods with critical race theory to better understand the experiences of Latinx college students.
Latinx students' literacy and language practices
Language and race
Writing center and writing program theory and administration
Informatics/Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media
Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research
Additional Campus Affiliations
- Center for Writing Studies
- Writers Workshop
- Assistant Director, Writers Workshop
- Graduate Consultant, Writers Workshop
- Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies
- Peer Mentor, Center for Writing Studies
Wisniewski, Carolyn, María Paz Carvajal Regidor, Lisa Chason, Evin Groundwater, Allison Kranek, Dorothy Mayne, and Logan Middleton. (forthcoming fall 2020). Questioning Assumptions about Online Tutoring: A Mixed-Method Study of Face-to-Face and Synchronous Online Writing Center Tutorials. The Writing Center Journal, 38(1).
Carvajal Regidor, María Paz & Allison Kranek. (Accepted). It’s Crowded in Here: “Present Others” in Advanced Graduate Writers’ Sessions. Praxis.
Carvajal Regidor, Ignacio, María Paz Carvajal Regidor, Marta E. Carvajal-Regidor, and Mónica Carvajal Regidor. (forthcoming). Which Central Americans? Migration, Language, and Mobility in the films Ixcanul (Guatemala) and El Regreso (Costa Rica). In Gloria E. Chacón, & Mónica Albizúrez (Eds.), Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context. Modern Language Association.
Carvajal Regidor, María Paz. Latinx Students Writing Transformational Resistance: Archival and Ethnographic Counterstories. In Gesa Kirsch, Romeo Garcia, Caitlin Burns, & Dakoda Smith (Eds.), Unsettling Archival Research: Engaging Critical, Communal and Digital Archives. Invited submission.
Carvajal Regidor, María Paz. (2019). Forging a Path: Felipe de Ortego y Gasca. In Romeo García, Iris D. Ruiz, Anita Hernández, & María Paz Carvajal Regidor (Eds.), Viva Nuestro Caucus: Re-writing the Forgotten Pages of our Caucus. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.