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Ilene Crawford, Ph.D.

Ilene Crawford

Professor of English and Women's Studies

Rhetoric and Composition Studies; Women's Studies

Office: Engleman Hall D263
Phone: 203.392.7051





Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000
M.A., English, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1995
B.S.S., Classics, magna cum laude, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1992

About Professor Crawford

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, composition studies, women’s studies, and pedagogy; occasionally I teach literature courses as well. My interest in language’s power to shape how we see ourselves and how we act in the world informs all of my teaching. My research regularly takes me to Southeast Asia, where I investigate how globalization compels people to learn English, and how learning English creates positive and negative changes in their lives. I am particularly interested in the strategies teachers and students develop to navigate western cultural values that may conflict with their own. 

Recent Courses Taught

WMS 100W: Dynamics of Gender, Class, and Race
ENG 110: Fundamentals of Academic Writing
ENG 112: Writing Arguments
ENG 200W: Intermediate Composition
ENG 309W: Rhetorical Strategies in Writing and Communication
ENG 423: Contemporary African-American Novelists
ENG 486: Seminar in American Literature: US Multicultural Coming of Age Fiction

WMS 500 - Feminist Theories and Practices
WMS 520 - History of Feminist Thought
WMS 525 - Feminist Pedagogies
ENG 519 - Teaching College Writing