College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
    
  Christine Martorana
Assistant Professor
English

Christine Martorana
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2S Room 211
Phone : 718.982.3640
Fax : 718.982.3643
christine.martorana@csi.cuny.edu
Department Faculty Profile


Degrees :
PhD in English, Florida State University
MA in English, University of Dayton
BA in Psychology, Wittenberg



Biography / Academic Interests :
Christine’s research interests circulate around feminist agency, feminist activism, and composition pedagogy. More specifically, her work considers the ways in which we can use visual, linguistic, and embodied discourse to enhance agency and challenge inequities. Christine has experience teaching English and composition at the high school, community college, and university levels. Her pedagogy is collaborative, interactive, and multimodal, a pedagogical perspective through which she invites students to adopt more expansive notions of what it means to “write” and consider the diverse and impactful ways they function as rhetoricians both within and beyond the academic community.

Scholarship / Publications :
Christine’s publications include “Death: The End We All Have to Face(book)” published in Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion (2015); “Leaving Behind the 8.5 x 11” published in Pedagogy and Practice (2014); “Rhetorical Approaches to Texts: Expanding our Definition of Rhetoric” published in English Education (2013); “Against the Rhetoric and Composition Grain: A Microhistorical View” forthcoming in Microhistories of Composition; “Through the Lens of Figured Worlds: A Heuristic for Productive Collaboration” forthcoming in Composition Studies; “Facebook and the Post-Death Immersion Memoir” forthcoming in the South Atlantic Review.