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Collaboration AND creativity

Variety of projects

Students who major or minor in English have the option to participate in some of the most diverse and unique research projects happening at UW-Eau Claire. With a research base as wide-ranging as the courses and topics inherent in this discipline, the sky is the limit on student-faculty collaborative projects. See the link bar below for a peek at the titles of the most recent research projects happening in English. As you will see, there is something to interest just about anyone!

 “Reconfiguring the West: Anna Keesey’s "Little Century" Under a New Western Lens” with Dr. Blake Westerlund, Sydney Flottum, Haley Yates, and Dallas Rayburn

“Developing and Pilot-testing a Qualitative Assessment Protocol to Evaluate the Developing Critical Literacy of Undergraduate Volunteers in the UWEC-Marshfield Clinic Community Connections Team Project” with Dr. Ruth Cronje and Mark Priebe

“White Identity/White Allyship in the 21st Century” with Dr. David Jones, Alejandra Estrada and Kaylin Radloff

“The Linguistic Characteristics of Novice Academic Writers” with Dr. Lynsey Wolter, Robin Jungwirth, Nate Woznicki, Skylor Schermer, and Mary Willis

“LGBTQ+ Knowledgeable Resources within the Chippewa Valley: Initial Steps” with Dr. Theresa Kemp and Alexander DeLakis

 “English Education Transitions” with Dr. Carey Applegate, Crystal Ruzicka, and Alexandria Herrera

“Rural Gender-Variant Identities: An Ethnography and Documentary” with Dr. José Alvergue, Dr. Pamela Forman, Dr. Ellen Mahaffy, Ellen, Michael Federspiel, Feue Cheeh Vue, Neil Robmann

“Native and Civilized Tensions in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Materiality: Material Culture Clues to Hawthorne's Ambivalence on the Native American Legacy” with Dr. Joel Pace and Ryan Furlong

“Self-perception and Civic Action among Low-income Eau Claire Residents” with Dr. Ruth Cronje, Gabrielle Schmidt, and Kali Boldt

“Chaucer in Area High Schools” with Dr. Jan Stirm and Josiah Moore

“Assessing and Challenging Language Myths” with Dr. Erica Benson, Dr. Lynsey Wolter, Robin Jungwirth and Clare Koopmans

“Exploration of Applications of Gaze Theory to the Poetry of Christina Rossetti” with Dr. Audrey Fessler and Brady Krien

“Correlating Interpretive Complexity and Cultural Pluralism in the Introduction to Literature Course (ENGL 150)” with Dr. Theresa Kemp, Casey Coughlin and Bridgid Manion

“The Treatment of Absence: The Presence of Nothing in the Work of Virginia Woolf” with Dr. Jennifer Shaddock and Becca Yahr

“Writing the North Woods: Documenting and Diversifying the Literature Of Our Region” with Prof. BJ Hollars and Charlotte Kupsh

Setting a high bar in English research

Mark Priebe graduated in May 2016 with a degree in English, and took with him a vast store of research experience, as well as many other opportunities to mentor and take part in campus leadership. See the full story below about one of Mark's projects.

Avid researcher

Students fill need in health care community

UW-Eau Claire partners with Marshfield Clinic Family Health Center to address patient health care needs related to social, behavioral, environmental factors.

Local impact

English & Women's studies project promotes LGBTQ+ friendly medical service providers

Alex DeLakis is helping make Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking medical care alongside fellow Blugolds Dr. Theresa Kemp, professor of women’s studies and English, and alumna Alison Harder, prevention specialist at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Eau Claire and director of Q2.

Making a difference for area youth

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