Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Erica Smith
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Erica Smith

MA CLSP Student

Office: Bessey 280

Email: smit2758@msu.edu



Research Areas

rhetorical theory, composition theory, political thought, education policy, pedagogy, activist rhetorics


I'm interested in exploring the relationship between dominant political ideologies and movements within the field of composition and rhetoric. More specifically, I hope to develop an understanding of how this relationship influences policies and pedagogical choices made in college composition. I'm a teacher at heart, and seek to pursue a career in first-year writing at a 2- or 4-year institution upon completion of my graduate studies.


B.S., Social Studies Education (Minor: English Education), Ferris State University, 2017

Representative Work

Conference Presentations
“Navigating Murky Waters: Approaching Creative Writing as Tutors,” Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference, Southwestern Michigan College, 2015

“Small College Writing Centers: Does Size Matter?” East Central Writing Centers Association Conference, University of Notre Dame, 2015

Sample Courses Taught

WRA 101