y Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures :: Cheryl Caesar
Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Cheryl Caesar
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Research Interests:
comparative literature, culture studies


Cheryl Caesar is an Assistant Professor, teaching Preparation for College Writing (theme: Culture Shock) and WRA 140 (theme, Woman as Other). Her background is in comparative literature, and she wrote her doctoral thesis on Leo Tolstoy and Anne Tyler at the Sorbonne. She is interested in culture studies, and works with colleagues to develop new translingual and transcultural curricula for the PCW and FYW classrooms. She is the WRAC department steward for the Union of Non-Tenured Faculty.

Representative Work

Dive In: A Culture Shock Resource Site for MSU Students, caitlah.cal.msu.edu/divein.

“Redressing Systemic Inequalities through Writing Research.” Panel with Ellen Cushman, Joyce Meier, Bump Halbritter and Julie Lindquist at Writing Research Across Borders, annual conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research. Université de Nanterre, France. 21 February 2014.

“The Devil’s Auditors: Responding Formatively to Student Ratings.” Workshop for FYW instructors. 6 December 2013.

“Borderlands as Common Ground: The First-Year Writing Classroom.” Common Ground, annual conference of the Michigan College English Association. Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Mich. 25 October 2013.

“Teaching in Real Time.” Panel and discussion at orientation for new FYW instructors. 21 August 2013.