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Dr. Olya Cochran

Instructional Assistant Professor
Stevenson Hall - STV ENG 424F
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MA in Communication. PhD in English: TESOL and Applied Linguistics + Composition theories and pedagogies.

Teaching Interests & Areas

First Year Composition, Linguistics, and TESOL, Gender in Humanities; Technical and Business Writing.

Research Interests & Areas

Formation and expression of teaching and writing identities through language practices, literacies, and humor. Auto-ethnographic and ethnographic approaches to teaching, living, and writing. Humor-based pedagogical practices, their efficacy and constraints. Interdisciplinary approach to teaching first year writing. CHAT.
AAV. Spanish. German. Translingualism and codeswitching in teaching writing and linguistics.

PhD TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Illinois State University