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Jessica Pauszek

Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing

Office: HL 225

Jessica came to TAMUC from Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Program.Her work focuses on literacy practices in connection to labor and class identity, using archival and interview methods. Her dissertation, "Literacy and Labor: Archives, Networks, and Histories in Working-Class Communities" received honorable mention for the 2018 James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. In connection to this work, Jessica has developed a Study Abroad civic writing course in London for the past two years, where she has worked with students and community members to create an archive of working-class community writing at London Metropolitan University's Trades Union Congress Library. She recently won an Emergent Researcher grant, which will allow her to continue developing a transnational digital archive of working-class community writing alongside members from the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers. You can find out more about this work here:

Jessica is the Managing Director of New City Community Press and co-editor, with Steve Parks, of the Working and Writing for Change series through Parlor Press. She is also on the advisory board for the Coalition on Community Writing. Her work appears in College Composition and Communication, Literacy in Composition Studies, and Reflections.

Curriculum Vitae: Pauszek.pdf