Gierczyk, Marta Graduate Faculty

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  • In Spring 2021 I was selected to join FIU's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Community for Project THINC. That same same semester I developed an original curriculum for the Community Writing course, which center local Miami advocacy and featured community speakers from local justice organizations. As an extension of partnership that emerged in that class, I developed a community partnership with Catalyst Miami for one of my Professional and Technical Writing classes. We are currently running a pilot class (Fall 2021) . In March 2020 I published "Magic City Killjoys: Women Organizers, Gentrification, and the Politics of Multiculturalism in Little Haiti" in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. During my last year of graduate school at the University of Miami, I received awards supporting my interdisciplinary and social justice-oriented pedagogy, research, and service, including: the American Studies Graduate Teaching Fellowship, a Field Research Grant from the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas, a Dissertation Fellowship from the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for the Humanities’ sponsorship of my Humanities Fieldwork interdisciplinary research group.

research interests

  • My research interests include community literacy, scholarship of teaching and learning, and community engaged pedagogies in the writing classroom. My recent project focused specifically on social justice developments in technical communication. Specifically, how community-based projects can help develop more progressive approaches to usability and user-centered design. Outside of writing studies, I've been researching narratives and counternarratives of gentrification and multiethnic immigrant literatures.

full name

  • Marta Gierczyk