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The DOECL is excited to welcome Kelli Holt as Teaching Assistant Professor. Prof. Holt holds a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill. She studies 19th-century British literature and culture (especially law) and critical animal studies.

Continue reading to learn more about Professor Holt.

What are you most excited about at UNC?

As someone who completed my Ph.D. at UNC, I am most excited about simply returning to the composition classroom with some new (especially digital) approaches and fresh perspective. (I have recently been teaching middle schoolers—an invaluable pedagogical experience!)

What is a project you’re currently working on?

My interests include animal studies and prison education, so I’m currently reading Lori Gruen and Justin Marceau’s Carceral Logics: Human Incarceration and Animal Captivity (2022). I would love to integrate this material into a future ENGL 105i: Writing in Law class. 

What is a fun fact about you? 

I hang out with (i.e. feed and clean up after) goats, sheep, chickens, cows, ducks, and geese every week at the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge in Pittsboro.

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