Anna Victoria Knutson

Doctoral Student, Graduate Student Instructor

In her dissertation research, Anna V. Knutson is exploring how students committed to social justice negotiate the relationship between their social media literacies and their academic literacies. Anna is from Seattle, WA, where she studied English and Women Studies and worked as a peer tutor at the University of Washington. She earned her MA in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, where she worked as a TA Mentor in the Core Writing program and taught several versions of first-year composition, including face-to-face sections, online sections, and sections linked with courses across the disciplines. Anna currently serves as a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Sweetland Center for Writing as well as a Graduate Student Instructor in the English Department Writing Program. For more information about Anna and her research, please visit

Areas of study

Composition pedagogy, writing program administration, learning transfer, writing assessment, educational technologies, online education, extracurricular literacies, digital literacies, social media, digital activism, activist rhetorics, feminist rhetorics


BA, English and Women Studies, University of Washington
MA, English (Rhetoric and Writing), University of New Mexico
Ph.D., English and Education, University of Michigan (expected 2018)