Elizabeth Hutton

Graduate Student Instructor

Lizzie Hutton is now entering her sixth year in the JPEE program. Her dissertation explores the early inter-disciplinary career and context of the American reading theorist Louise Rosenblatt, and retheorizes Rosenblatt's constructs of transaction and stance for the post-secondary writing classroom. Lizzie’s interests include composition studies, literacy studies, reading studies, the transfer of knowledge, and creative writing, with a particular focus on poetry and poetics. For the 2015-16 academic year, Lizzie was James A. Winn Graduate Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, which only confirmed her devotion to inter-disciplinary study and conversation. In fall 2016, she resumed her position as a graduate student research assistant for Professor Anne Ruggles Gere.

Before graduate school, Lizzie was a long-time instructor of college writing at University of Michigan; both this experience as a lecturer, and as a practicing and prize-winning poet, deeply inform her inquiries into what should constitute a post-secondary literacy education.




1341 North Quad

734.764.4419 ehutton@umich.edu