Abbreviated CV

Brittany Biesiada

bbiesiad@monmouth.edu

EDUCATION

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN                                                                                                             

Ph.D. in English  August 2019

Columbia University, New York, NY                                                                                                  

Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature  May 2013

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Bachelor of Arts in English Honors  May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance  May 2011

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record   

Expository Writing: English 101 (Rutgers University, 2 sections, both Asynchronous Online) 

College Composition I: English 101 (Monmouth University, 2 sections, both Asynchronous Online)

Expository Writing: English 101 (Rutgers University, 3 sections) 

College Composition II: English 102 (Monmouth University, 2 sections)

Superheroes: Echoes of Epic: English 222 (Monmouth University, 1 section)


Business Writing: English 420 (Purdue University, 4 sections including a 4-week summer session)

Business Writing Online: English 420Y (Purdue University, 2 sections including an 8-week summer session)


Technical Writing: English 421 (Purdue University, 1 section)

Introductory Composition at Purdue Learning Community: English 106L (Purdue University, 2 sections, Learning Communities: Biology and Global Business)

Introductory Composition Integrated with Technology: English 106E (Purdue University, 1 section)

Introductory Composition at Purdue: English 106 (Purdue University, 3 sections)

Grader

Course Grader and Teaching Assistant. Ways of Reading: English 301 (Purdue University, for Derek Pacheco, 1 section of 25 students)

Rhetoric Grader. OnRamps (The University of Texas at Austin, 2 sections of 30 students)

Teaching Mentee/Guest Lecturer

Literature for Children: English 389 ((Purdue University, for Derek Pacheco, 1 section of 25 students) 

AWARDS

Fellowships and Scholarships

Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Grant  2017-2018

Cheryl Z. Oreovicz English Scholarship, Purdue University  2017-2018

Ross Fellowship, Purdue University  2013-2014

Teaching Awards

Overall English Department Excellence in Teaching Award: Undergraduate Instruction by a Graduate Student Award, Purdue University  2015-2016

Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University  2014-2015

Instructional Excellence in Introductory Composition, Purdue University  Fall 2014, Spr2015, Fall 2016

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapter

“‘Is she a princess or only an American?’: Transatlantic Travel and Identity Formation in Kate Douglas Wiggin’s Penelope Series.” Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Robin L. Cadwallader and LuElla D’Amico, Routledge, 2020, pp. 115-130.

Co-Authored Article

“The Year in Conferences—2018: SSAWW, November 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO.” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, vol. 65 no. 1, 2019. 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“School-Time for Girls: Female Teaching and Learning in Nineteenth-Century American School Stories.” Children’s Literature Association. June 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.

 “Cultural Difference and Alternative Futures for Girls in Harriet Prescott Spofford’s Hester Stanley at St. Mark’s.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers. November 2018 in Denver, CO.

“Not in the Least Fond of College Itself or the Work”: Examining Educational Work in American College Girls’ Novels.” Children’s Literature Association. June 2018 in San Antonio, TX

“Postponing Marriage for Travel and Self-Expression: The Three Vassar Girls series.” Children’s Literature Association. June 2017 in Tampa, Fl.

“Overworked to Invalid(ated): Race, Gender, and Disability in Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. March 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.

“Envisioning the ‘Regional’ Space for Children: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Betty Leicester: A Story for Girls.” Children’s Literature Association. June 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.


“‘Hidden Behind A Bush’: Authorial Intrusion in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys.” American Literature Association. Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: Hawthorne and (Auto)Biography Panel. May 2015 in Boston, MA.


“Gothic Haunts in California: The Gothic Qualities in Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. February 2015 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KT.

REGIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“A Second-Generation College Student: Elinor’s College Career.” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium. April 2018 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

 “Teaching Anne of Green Gables with Gilmore Girls.” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium. April 2017 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

“Envisioning the ‘Regional’ Space for Children: Sarah Orne Jewett’s Betty Leicester: A Story for Girls.” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium. April 2016 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.


“‘Hidden Behind A Bush’: Authorial Intrusion in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys.” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium. April 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

“Discrimination That’s Not So Divergent: Race in the Divergent Young Adult Trilogy.” Midwest Modern Language Association. November 2014 in Detroit, MI.

“Writing Gothic: The Blending of Genre in Mary Shelley’s Matilda.” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium. April 2014 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXPERIENCE 

Graduate Administrative and Professional Assistant, Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, and Research (CILMAR) at Purdue University  Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019

Freelance Writer, idc Marketing, Lafayette, Indiana  Sept. 2018-Feb. 2019

Purdue OWL Contributor, Purdue University Writing Lab  Summer 2018

WRITING CENTER AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Vanguard Mentor, Purdue University Athletics  Mar. 2016-May 2016

Graduate Writing TutorPurdue University Writing Lab  Aug. 2014-June 2015

PEDAGOGICAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Monmouth University First-Year Composition Workshop. “Making the Most of Synchronous Classes with Asynchronous Work.” Upcoming November 2020 (Virtual) at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.

Purdue University Professional Writing Showcase. Instructor Poster Session. April 2016 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Purdue University Writing Lab. Brown Bag Series for Composition Instructors. “Classroom Activities and Engagement.”  September 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

Purdue University Writing Lab Workshop for Graduate Students. “Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters.” May 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

Purdue University Writing Lab Workshop for the Clerical and Administrative Assistant Mentoring Program (CAAMP). “Fundamentals of Business Writing I: Appropriate Content and Style for All Documents.” With Jeff Gerding. April 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

Purdue University Writing Lab Workshop for the Clerical and Administrative Assistant Mentoring Program (CAAMP). “Fundamentals of Business Writing II: Meeting Minutes, Business Letters, Memos, and Emails.” With Jeff Gerding. April 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

Purdue University ICaP Writing Showcase. Instructor Poster Session. April 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Purdue University Writing Lab. Brown Bag Series for Composition Instructors. “Teaching Game Design.” With Patrick Love and Anthony Bushner. March 2015 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

Purdue University Writing Lab. Brown Bag Series for Composition Instructors. “Teaching with Academic Articles.” With Meghan Buckley. September 2014 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

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