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 has published in Written Communication, College EnglishWPA: Writing Program Administration, and Research in the Teaching of English. Her book Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy will be published in January 2018 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. 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.