Photo_on_10-6-11_at_12.14_PM_#3_2.jpgHello. My name is Allison Hitt, and I'm a Ph.D. student in the Composition & Cultural Rhetoric program at Syracuse University. I received my M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing from West Virginia University and my B.A. in English (concentration in creative writing) & Spanish from Hollins University.

My primary research interests focus on writing center administration and theory, particularly in terms of space, technology and access:
How do writing center/multiliteracy center spaces affect how their inhabitants understand and interact within them? How does physical design provide or inhibit access for a diverse student population? What technologies and pedagogies do writing centers employ? As writing center spaces become more technologically advanced, who gains access to these spaces? Who is included/excluded?

I am also interested in the intersections of composition, disability, and feminism; specfically, how often-marginalized groups gain access to the spaces of composition classrooms. Recently, I have been exploring how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and multimodality can provide more equal opportunities for all students to become knowledge-makers within classroom spaces.

I'm an avid stress-baker, but sadly, I've never had the patience to keep a food blog.


Email me at ahhitt [at] syr [dot] edu. Or, find me on Twitter @ahhitt.