Paul Prior is a Professor in English and the Center for Writing Studies and Director of the Center for Writing Studies. Working with cultural-historical activity theory, actor-network theory, and dialogic semiotics, he has explored connections among writing, talk, embodied action, learning, and disciplinarity.
Writing Studies, Literate Activity, Dialogic Theory, Semiotic Practice, Applied Linguistics, Genre, CHAT and ANT.
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Prior, P. A., Gallagher, J., Turnipseed, N., Cooper, S. L., Zilles, J., Popovics, J. S., ... Elliott, C. M. (2020). A collaborative longitudinal design for supporting writing pedagogies of STEM faculty. Technical Communication Quarterly.
Prior, P. A., & Olinger, A. (2019). Academic literacies as laminated assemblage and embodied semiotic becoming. In D. Bloome, L. Castanheira, C. Leung, & J. Rowsell (Eds.), Retheorizing literacy practices: Complex social and cultural contexts (pp. 126-139). Routledge.
Prior, P. A., & Smith, A. (2019). Editorial: Writing across: Tracing transliteracies as becoming across time, space, and settings. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2018.07.002
Prior, P. A., Walker, J., & Riggert-Kieffer, D. (2019). Languaging the rhetorical tradition: Pedagogical CHAT in middle school and college. In R. Beach, & D. Bloome (Eds.), Languaging relations for transforming the literacy and language arts classroom (pp. 112-130). New York: Routledge.
Prior, P. A., & Smith, A. (2019). Writing across: Tracing transliteracies as becoming across time space and setting. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.