Charles Bazerman, a professor in the Department of Education of the Gevirtz School, and Karen Lunsford, associate professor in the UCSB Writing Program and affiliated faculty member of the Education Department – along with current Gevirtz School graduate student Suzie Null, Gevirtz School alumnus Paul Rogers, and Robert Krut, Susan McLeod, and Amanda Stansell of UCSB’s Writing Program – have edited the new volume Traditions of Writing Research (Routledge, 2009). The volume presents papers selected from the 500 presentations at the Writing Research Across Borders conference, held at UCSB in February 2008, which was the largest gathering ever of writing researchers from around the world. The research articles in this volume, address writing development across the lifespan, from early childhood through adult writing practices. The book encompasses the diverse research traditions from around the world and its contributors include the top international researchers in the field.
Dr. Bazerman is one of the world’s leading scholars on writing-across-the-curriculum, writing in the academic community, and genre theory. He is widely regarded as the leading American authority on research methodology and the history of research in composition, and is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text (Erlbaum, 2008) among numerous other works.
Dr. Lunsford specializes in writing in the disciplines. At the undergraduate level, she mainly teaches courses in scientific, technical, and health professional writing. At the graduate level, she teaches courses on how new technologies intersect with new literacies, how to teach writing, and how to prepare manuscripts for publication. Lately, she has been consulting with international universities about how to develop writing courses and programs.
[Charles Bazerman and Karen Lunsford are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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