Hi, I'm Kacie. I am currently finishing my dissertation for my PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside. I study the literature and culture of the late eighteenth-century and the Romantic period and am interested in cool things like explorers' journals, Polynesian tattooing, coin collections, hot air balloons, and scrapbooks.
Over the past five years, I have taught classes in composition, critical thinking, literature, and business writing at UC, Riverside, Cal State Long Beach, and a number of California community colleges. I live in Oregon now, and I am very happy to be teaching at LBCC.
My goal is to employ writing and critical thinking as tools for success both in and beyond the classroom. I believe in the power of academic research and in using the classroom as a place to both engage with scholarship and to develop professionally.
As a researcher and an educator, I appreciate individually the realms of theoretical literary analysis, historical research, scientific process, and practical business writing, and I seek to mix them, when appropriate, with creative, engaging, and critical learning experiences. I have a passion for real-world preparation with diverse populations, and I am dedicated to finding the practical relevance in research. For instance, in my dissertation I show how the “original Instagram,” 18th century scrapbooks, help us understand modern scientific progress and social media culture.
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