Faculty Profile

Annie Knepler
Biography: 
Annie Knepler has been on the faculty in University Studies since the fall of 2008 and teaches both Sophomore Inquiry and Senior Capstone courses. Annie also serves as the UNST Writing Coordinator where she is working with both faculty and mentors to provide support for writing instruction in FRINQ and SINQ courses. She received her BA in Comparative Literature from University of Wisconsin—Madison and her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Rhetoric from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her dissertation, “Narrating the City: Writing, Self-Representation, and the Everyday,” explores how adults in a community-based writing and publishing project in Chicago narrate, create and recreate their everyday relationships to the places they inhabit. Before moving to Portland, Annie also served as Associate Director and Editor at the Chicago-based non-profit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. She is co-editor of a multicultural composition textbook, Crossing Cultures: Readings for Composition, and has published pieces on community writing, composition studies and pedagogy in both online and print publications.
Contact Number: 
503-775-5813
Office: 
117Z Cramer Hall