Biography

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard is an assistant professor in the Department of English at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on literacy studies, language diversity, and research methods. Her research examines how transnational literacy practices are valued according to shifting language ideologies.

Professor Lorimer Leonard’s book Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy is now available from the University of Pittsburgh Press. The cover image is a sculpture entitled “Inside Home” from artist Nora Valdez, whose compelling work on the immigrant experience can be found in Western Massachusetts and all over the world.

Lorimer Leonard also has published in Written CommunicationCollege EnglishWPA: Writing Program Administration, and Research in the Teaching of English. In 2017, Professor Lorimer Leonard received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at UMass Amherst.

The best way to contact her is by email at rlorimer@english.umass.edu.