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Maria Montaperto

Instructional Specialist, Writing Studies

B.A., Kean University
M.A., Montclair State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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Spring 2018 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 pm, and by appointment.

Dr. Montaperto has tutored and taught composition for almost twenty years. Her scholarly interests focus on intersections between race theory and composition and rhetoric, in particular on how invisible white privilege manifests and functions as a form of racism in higher education. She has presented at CCCC, the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference, and other national and local conferences. Her current scholarly interests take up issues related linguistic diversity and language prejudice (linguicisim), and the disciplinary and institutional mis-implementation of organizational missions toward language equity within first year composition courses and in the professional development of teachers of writing. While she is not currently publishing, a short essay-blog of hers called, "What Are We Calling Equity These Days," was published as part of a 2009 CCCC web blog on diversity:

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm