Margaret Maurer

November 19, 2018

Degrees

2015, M.Phil. Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University

2014, Pedagogy, Brooklyn College (non-degree)

2013, A.B. English Literature & Theater, Brown University

Bio

Margaret Maurer’s research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and science, especially alchemy and chymistry. She explores the interaction between literature and science through manuscript and print culture, the material book, and book history.


Publications:


Awards

  • Ruth Rose Richardson Award for Outstanding Record in the First Year of Graduate Study, Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, August 2018
  • A Folger Orientation to Research Methods and Agendas, Folger Shakespeare Library, May 2018
  • Incubator Award, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries, 2018
  • Digital Rolls and Fragments Graduate Workshop, Beineike Library, November 2017
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies Small Research Grant, MEMS UNC, 2017
  • Millie Helen Hicks Premium, Brown University, 2013

Michele Robinson

June 13, 2018

Degrees

2009, BA English, Kenyon College

2011, MA Humanities with English focus, University of Chicago

Bio

Michele Robinson is pursuing a minor in Women’s and Gender studies and her dissertation focuses on the role of space and gender in nineteenth century literature. She has enjoyed teaching courses like English 105, 123 Into to Fiction: Gendered Politics of Madness and Mental Illness, and 129 Literature and Cultural Diversity.


Awards

  • Julius Sylvester Hanner Memorial Fellowship
  • Ruth Rose Richardson Prize

Lauren Pinkerton

April 23, 2018

Degrees

B.A., Plan II and English Honors, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Bio

English PhD student studying late nineteenth and early twentieth century British literature with a focus on the theory and history of knowledge, women’s writing, and novel studies.


Publications:

  • Guest editor, with Doreen Thierauf, of a special issue of Women’s Writing on “Generations” (forthcoming 2018)

Awards

  • Inductee, Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society, UNC-Chapel Hill (2018)

Sarah Ann Singer

April 23, 2018

Degrees

B.A., magna cum laude, Women’s Studies and English Language and Literature. University of Maryland, May 2013. Phi Beta Kappa.

Bio

Sarah Singer is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. Drawing on her experiences as a patient and peer health educator, Sarah’s research focuses on chronic illness in the medical and public spheres. Sarah’s dissertation, “Rhetorics of Patient Empowerment: Leveraging Lyme Disease and the Future of Chronic Illness,” examines how different stakeholders adopt the language of patient empowerment to make claims about the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from Lyme Disease. For more information about her background and teaching philosophy, please see her personal website.


Publications:

  • Edwell, Jennifer, Singer, Sarah, and Jordynn Jack. “Healing Arts: Rhetorical Techne
    as Medical (Humanities) Intervention.” Technical Communication Quarterly, special
    issue on “Rhetoric of Health and Medicine,” 2018, pp. 1-14.
  • Singer, Sarah, Weed, Kym, Edwell, Jennifer, Jack, Jordynn, and Jane Thrailkill.
    “Advancing Pre-Health Humanities as Intensive Research Practice: Principles and
    Recommendations from a Cross-Disciplinary Baccalaureate Setting.” Journal of
    Medical Humanities, special issue on “Pre-Health Humanities Education,” vol. 38, no.
    4, 2017, pp. 373-384.
  • Singer, Sarah. “Beyond the Domestic Sphere: Home Economics and the Education
    of Women at Maryland State College, 1916–94.” Young Scholars in Writing:
    Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric, vol. 10, 2012, pp. 105-15.

Teaching Awards

  • Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition (2017)
  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition (2016)

Awards

  • Dean’s Graduate Fellowship (2018)
  • Frankel Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  • Digital Innovation Research and Dissertation Fellowship (2017)
  • Eliason Summer Research Stipend (2014)

Tiffany Friedman

April 15, 2018

Degrees

2014, MA in Linguistics, University of Georgia

2011, BA in English and French, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Bio

My areas of interest include rhetoric of health and medicine, rhetoric of science and religion, food rhetorics, and writing in the disciplines. More specifically, my research focuses on alternative approaches to healthcare. My current project, titled “Science Falsely So Called: The Rhetorical Ecology of Christian Science and Biomedicine in the Late Nineteenth Century,” contextualizes the development of mainstream biomedical authority by tracing the rhetorical history of Christian Science.

As part of Carolina’s Digital Literacy Initiative, my courses incorporate multimodal research and composition.  In past semesters, my students have worked with Adobe InDesign to create popular science magazine articles and conference posters. I find that composing in this new medium invigorates students and allows them to discover skills and interests that they never knew they had.


Teaching Awards

  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2016-2017

Awards

  • Digital Literacy Curricular Development Fellowship, 2017

Curriculum Vitae / Resume