Carolyn B Ross
Office Phone: 650- 723-8244
Sweet Hall 3rd Floor, Rm 326, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
There is nothing I enjoy more than teaching writing, research, multimodal composition, and oral communication to Stanford undergraduates and coaching graduate and undergraduate students alike in their writing processes – except, perhaps, being immersed in my own. I teach writing from the inside out, as a practitioner -- a poet, fiction writer, essayist, book author, photographer, videographer, graphic designer, audiographer, and teacher-performer. I believe that research and effective communication in any discipline, medium, or genre demands first a deep and sometimes unsettling process of discovery and rediscovery before it can be crafted into a clear and elegant argument for its intended audience. I endeavor to connect my teaching of writing, rhetoric, and research -- and my students' interests in them -- to topics that are academically intriguing, publicly relevant, and personally compelling. My areas of particular academic interest are eco-literature, where writing is a means of making connections among academic disciplines as well as between personal and social discourse, and community-based writing, where writing is a means of bridging communities and bringing about social change.
Writing Nature: Discourses in Ecology, Culture, and Technology