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Hannah Soblo

Hannah Soblo

PhD student, Graduate Teaching Associate

Biography

Hannah Soblo is a doctoral candidate in her first year of study. She received her MA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2018 with a concentration in Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics, and her BA from Clemson University, where she focused on Writing and Publication Studies. She is currently involved in two ongoing research projects. The first draws on student and teacher perspectives to assess cross-cultural composition as a placement option for first year international and native-US students in FYC courses. Her second project aims to understand how novice L2 writing specialists develop professional identities. 


Research

  • Second language (L2) writing
  • Writing program administration
  • Identity and language learning 
  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC)

Education

  • Master of Arts, English, 2018, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, 2016, Clemson University

Professional Service

  • Fiction Reviewer, Grist Literary Magazine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2017 and 2018 submission cycles) 

  • Judge, 22nd Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA), Office of Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (17th April 2018).

  • Junior Division Judge, 2018 USC Region II Science & Engineering Fair, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (16th March 2018).

  • Writing Contest Judge, Fall 2017 Writing Contest, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (January 2018).

  • Coordinator and Discussion Leader, Second Language Writing Reading Group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Fall 2017)

  • Session Monitor, Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (July 2017)


Invited Lectures

  • “Assessing L2 Writing in Classroom Contexts: Student and Teacher Perspectives.”  English Language Institute, Knoxville, TN, co-presenter with Tanita Saenkhum. August 17, 2018.

Conference Presentations

  • "‘I will find my way’: A case study of multilingual students developing their aspirational identities.” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Vancouver, Canada. August 2, 2018. 

  • “Identities in the making: An autoethnography of graduate students entering the field of L2 writing.” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Vancouver, Canada, co-presenter with Tanita Saenkhum and Joseph Wilson. August 4, 2018. 

  • “The Roles of Intentional and Intuitive Transfer in Multilingual Student Writing.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Knoxville, TN, co-presenter with Joseph Wilson. July 21, 2017. 

  • “Investment and Aspirational Identities: Research Alternatives for the Future of Identity Studies.” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Bangkok, Thailand, July 1, 2017.

Hannah Soblo

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