Associate Director


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2009 Ph.D. University of Virginia (English)
2002 B.A. Boston University (English)
2002 B.A. Boston University (German)


Having joined the CAS Writing Program in 2008, Gwen Kordonowy teaches interdisciplinary courses that focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century cultural studies, including “Postwar America,” “Literature and Art of the Depression Era,” “The American Road,” “Migration Culture,” and the first upper-level undergraduate WR course, “Public Writing.” She has also taught literature and writing courses in the English Department and the Kilachand Honors College, as well as WR 698/699, which prepare Graduate Writing Fellows to teach in the program. Her scholarly work centers not only on cultural studies (especially intersections between literature, history and geography), but also on genre studies, innovation in the classroom, the first-year experience, and public writing. In addition to teaching, Dr. Kordonowy has been involved with various mentoring and teaching initiatives that aim to bridge various gaps, particularly those between the Boston Public Schools and higher education in Boston and between writing in the academic and public spheres. She has enjoyed serving as reader and editor for WR, as Curriculum Coordinator and on the CAS Writing Board, and is currently serving as Associate Director.