Doctoral Student, Graduate Student Instructor
Aubrey Schiavone is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education. Her dissertation project is a qualitative interview study designed to examine potential connections between the literacies working class first-generation college students practice in first-year writing courses and the literacies they practice outside of first-year writing. Aubrey has also served as a research assistant for the Writing Development Study sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing, and she has worked on a committee to collaboratively write policy briefs for the National Council of Teachers of English. Her research interests focus on first-generation college students' speaking and writing practices, composition pedagogy, and visual and multimodal composition. In addition to her research experiences, Aubrey teaches several writing courses in the English Department Writing Program including first-year writing, upper-level academic argumentation, and professional writing, all of which incorporate online and multimodal composition in order to better support student writers in a digital age. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Aubrey taught first-year writing at Salisbury University in Maryland where she also completed a Master's degree in composition, language and rhetoric.