Anna Victoria Knutson

Doctoral Student, Graduate Student Instructor

Anna V. Knutson is in her fourth year in the Joint Program in English and Education, and she works 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. 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. In her dissertation research, Anna is exploring the strategies by which activist students negotiate the relationship between their social media literacies and their academic literacies.

Areas of study

Composition studies, writing program administration, writing assessment, extracurricular literacy learning, learning transfer, research methods, online education, educational technologies


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)