María Carvajal Regidor

Graduate Student


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. Trough coursework, working at the Writers Workshop, teaching, and administrative positions at UIUC I've become interested in the literacy practices of Latinx students and am working on a dissertation on this topic that combines archival and ethnographic methods.

Research Interests

  • Latinx students' literacy practices

  • Spanglish

  • Archival historiography

  • Writing center and writing program theory and administration

Courses Taught

  • 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