Mary Laughlin

Dr. Laughlin earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture at North Dakota State University in 2016. She received her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has experience teaching both first-year and upper-division writing courses, and her research interests include collaborative authorship and pressurized collaborative writing practices, first-year writing pedagogy, writing assessment, genre theory, and non-tenure-track labor.

Recent Presentations
“Writing Feedback, Part-Time Writing Instruction: Intersections between Two Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. April 2016.

“Envisioning the WPA Outcomes Statement v.4.0.” Red River Graduate Student Conference. Fargo, ND. March 2015.

“Constraints, Supports, and Potential Coercion: A Survey of Part-Time Instructors of Writing.” Research Network Forum at the CCCC. Tampa, FL. March 2015.

“Affect Matters: When Writing Feedback Feels Like Coercion.” Co-presenter with Amy Rupiper Taggart. Writing Research Across Borders III. Paris, France. February 2014.

“Coercive Ghostwriting and the Authorship of False Criminal Confessions.” Red River Graduate Student Conference. Fargo, ND. March 2013.

“Ghostly Collaboration: the Authorship of False Criminal Confession.” Authorship 3.2 (2014). Web.

“Assessing writing in the tribal college: A story of collaboration among college instructors, middle and secondary teachers, and university researchers.” (2nd author, with Kelly Sassi, et al.) Tribal College Journal 24.3 (Winter 2013).


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