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About Bronwyn Williams

Bronwyn T. Williams is a professor of English and director of the University of Louisville Writing Center. He writes and teaches on issues of literacy, identity, digital media, popular culture, and creative nonfiction. His most recent book is Literacy Practices and Perceptions of Agency: Composing Identities. His other books include New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders (with Amy Zenger), Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture and Reading and Writing Online, Popular Culture and Representations of Literacy (with Amy Zenger), Identity Papers: Literacy and Power in Higher Education, and Tuned In: Television and the Teaching of Writing. His recurring research interests focus on the intersections of the literacy practices people engage in during their daily lives and the literacy practices they encounter in schools and universities. In addition, he studies how digital media technologies change the ways people engage in reading and writing, including participatory popular culture. He has researched and taught in the U.S. and abroad, including in the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan. He also writes creative nonfiction, both as an approach to scholarly writing and as essays on other subjects. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow in 2013. 

Positions

2011 - Present Director, University of Louisville University of Louisville Writing Center
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2009 - Present Professor, University of Louisville Department of English
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2014 - 2014 Visiting Professor (short-term), Pavlodar State University
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2004 - 2009 Associate Professor, University of Louisville Department of English
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2004 - 2009 Director of Composition, University of Louisville Department of English
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2000 - 2004 Assistant Professor, University of Louisville Department of English
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1995 - 1996 Assistant Professor, New England College ‐ Writing/Composition
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1989 - 1994 Instructor, University of New Hampshire - Main Campus ‐ English
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2013 Fulbright Research Fellowship
University of Sheffield
2006 - 2007 Project Completion Grant
University of Louisville
2003 - 2004 “A Multidisciplinary Literacy Approach to Closing the Achievement Gap for Urban Middle School Students."
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Colleague(s): Ann Larson, Linda Irwin-Devitas, Ellen McIntyre, and Brenda Overturf
2002 "Literacy, Popular Culture, and the Middle School Classroom."
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
2001 - 2002 Project Completion Grant
University of Louisville
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Education

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2000 Ph. D., University of New Hampshire - Main Campus ‐ English -- Composition Studies
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1989 M.A., University of New Hampshire - Main Campus ‐ English -- Creative Writing
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1983 B.A., Indiana University ‐ Journalism, Political Science
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Books (7)

Journal Articles (13)

Book Chapters (8)