Sara Austin


Ms. Sara Austin

Position: Teaching Associates
Address: 311A East Hall

I believe that we become better writers by talking about writing—and my goal for the classes I teach is that students and I grow as writers together. I see the writing classroom as a space that fosters this growth through group activities, peer review, and a workshop style environment. 

My research interests are transfer—or how writers take knowledge about writing to new contexts, and feminist pedagogy. As a feminist teacher of writing, I hope our classroom is a space where we explore writing together and acknowledge our experiences as learners while raising new questions and making space for a growing understanding of what it means for us to be writers.

I am in my third year in the Rhetoric & Writing Doctoral Program and when I’m not in East Hall, I’m spending time with my dog, Sadie.