PROFESSOR MARY M. JUZWIK TO SPEAK: On Thursday, 3/5, the Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics Speakers Series presents a talk by Dr. Mary M. Juzwik. Dr. Juzwik is an associate professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University and the current co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English, Her talk, “Writing, Religious Faith, and Rooted Cosmopolitan Dialogue: Portraits of two American Evangelical Men in a Public School English Classroom,” will take place in McClung Tower 1210-11 from 3:30 to 5:00.
Dr. Juzwik holds degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (PhD), Middlebury College (MA), and Wheaton College (BA). She taught middle and high school English in urban Chicago; in Ganado, Arizona (on the Navajo Nation); and in Boulder, Colorado. Juzwik now studies issues in English Education, including narrative processes and classroom discourse; dialogue in teaching and teacher education; dialogic writing theory, instruction, and practice; and most recently, evangelical Christian religious literacy practices and pedagogies. Her interdisciplinary work on these issues engages with scholarly traditions such as narrative studies, interactional sociolinguistics, rhetorical theory, and religious studies. She is the recipient of the AERA Division K Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education award, the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award, and the MSU College of Education Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award. She received the Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association for her book, The Rhetoric of Teaching: Understanding the Dynamics of Holocaust Narratives in an English Classroom (Hampton, 2009). Alongside numerous articles, essays, reviews, and commentaries, she has co-authored Inspiring Dialogue: Talking to Learn in the English Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2013), co-edited Narrative Discourse Analysis for Teacher Educators: Managing Cultural Differences in Classrooms (Hampton, 2011) and co-authored Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms (Heinemann, 2012). She is co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English.