Aubrey HeadshotI am a Teaching Assistant Professor in the University Writing Program at University of Denver. I recently earned my Doctorate in English and Education at University of Michigan. My doctoral work culminated in my dissertation project—a qualitative interview study designed to examine potential connections between the literacies working class first-generation college students practice in first-year writing courses and the literacies they practice outside of first-year writing. I also served as a research assistant for the Writing Development Study sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing, and I have worked on a committee to collaboratively write policy briefs for the National Council of Teachers of English. My research interests focus on first-generation college students’ speaking and writing practices, literacy studies, composition pedagogy, multimodal composition, and higher education. In addition to my research experiences, I have taught several writing courses in the English Department Writing Program at University of Michigan including first-year writing, upper-level academic argumentation, and professional writing—all of which incorporate online and multimodal composition in order to better support student writers in a digital age. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, I taught first-year writing at Salisbury University in Maryland where I also completed a Master’s degree in Composition, Language and Rhetoric.