Brett Griffiths

Graduate Student Instructor

After spending the last academic year in Germany, Brett Griffiths currently lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, their two delightful children, two geriatric dogs, and a single exceptional cat. Her research interests emerge at the intersections of psychology, sociology, higher education, and writing studies. She focuses on the identity constructions and performances of instructors and students engaged in the activity of teaching writing and learning to write, the conditions that shape these interactions, and the ways these interactions facilitate or impede student engagement and integration into institutional communities. Exploration into the construction and enactment of professional identities is one way she approaches these broader questions. Work from her dissertation appears in the article "'Distinct and Significant': Professional Identities of Two-Year College Faculty" with co-authors Christie Toth and Kate Thirolf in the September 2013 issue of CCC. In addition to continuing her dissertation work, Brett writes poetry and nonfiction and tutors graduate students in scientific writing in the School of Public Health. Her poem “Detroit Suburbs, 1976” appears in the current issue of PoemMemoirStory.





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