Anna Victoria Knutson

Doctoral Student, Graduate Student Instructor

Anna V. Knutson is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education. In her dissertation research, Anna explores how feminist-identified college students transfer writing knowledge between academic and social media contexts. 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

Learning transfer, digital literacies, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID), rhetorical genre studies, writing assessment, qualitative research methods


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)