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Alexandria Lockett Receives Outstanding Book Award

November 2021

Dr. Alexandria Lockett English Professor
Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D. assistant professor of English at Spelman College, has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award for 2021 by the International Writing Centers Association for the book, "Learning from the Lived experiences of Graduate Student Writers" written with Shannon Madden, Michele Eodice and Kirsten Edwards.

"Learning from the Lived experiences of Graduate Student Writers" emphasizes the importance of student experience in developing techniques that promote epistemic justice. The book also offers a new, comprehensive and necessary viewpoint on graduate writing and communication support for administrators and professors in a variety of fields and institutional settings.

The first part of the book features graduate student writers who discuss their experiences with graduate school literacy through a variety of social themes such as mentorship, access, writing in communities, and academic program membership. Their stories show how structural concerns have a substantial impact on graduate students from historically oppressed communities. The second half of the book follows these experiences with proposed remedies based on empirical data that show how new practices and programming for graduate student writers might be implemented.

blue-quote-leftThis important collection makes a definitive contribution to our field’s knowledge about graduate student writers. Everyone who seeks to support graduate student writers should read this book. — Susan Lawrence, George Mason Universityblue-quote-right

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