Student Spotlight

  • Hollis Druhet is a current MA student from Lafayette, Indiana studying English Literature with a supplemental interest in Film Studies at UIUC. His research interests include the 20thcentury African American novel as well as narrative technique in documentary cinema. More recently, his work has...
  • Born and raised in Taiwan, Neal attended National Taiwan Normal University and earned his B.A. in English with a concentration in TESOL and Linguistics. Before coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neal received his M.A. in English/Applied Linguistics and TESOL certificate from...
  • Lesley Owens is a third-year PhD student in Writing Studies. Her research interests include disability studies, feminist methodology, and qualitative methods. Her dissertation will use survey and qualitative methods to explore the literate practices of disabled students as they navigate university...
  • Hilary R. Pacheco is a fourth year PhD student in English and minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. Focusing on 20th/21st century African American and Latinx literature and cultural production, her research explores intersections between race, gender, and sexuality across a variety of genres...
  • Ryan Ware came to the Center for Writing Studies with an MA in composition/pedagogy from the University of Maine. As of Fall 2021, Ryan is a seventh year doctoral candidate in writing studies—on the job market. Ryan specializes in cultural-historical work on writing and language broadly,...