Niki TurnipseedAssistant Professor, Teaching Stream Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
Niki has a Ph.D. in English Writing Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in English Composition from San Francisco State University, and B.A.s in Anthropology and History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She's excited to be joining ISUP this academic year, and can't wait to welcome students into ISP100 Writing for University and Beyond.
Broadly, Niki studies holistic literate development across disciplines, spaces, and lifeworlds. Her recent research includes work on a National Science Foundation funded transdisciplinary action research and mentoring project called Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) and a cross-institutional, ethnographic study of cross-disciplinary social justice programs in higher education. Her scholarship, teaching, and service are committed to cultivating open, equitable, and collaborative environments where community members are empowered to develop and express their individual and collective capacities as learners, teachers, and historical change agents.