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Finola McMahon

Assistant Director, Rhetoric Program
Writing Consultant, Writers Workshop


Finola McMahon is an PhD student in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  They finished their MA in English, here at UIUC, in Spring of 2021. 

Finola McMahon grew up near Houston, Texas. They completed their BA in Emerging Media and Communication at The University of Texas, Dallas, with a minor in Computer Science. They worked as a writing tutor while at UTD and continued to do so in the year before attending UIUC.


Research Interests

Collaborative Composition, Digital Writing, New or Emerging Medias, and Queer Studies


MA, English (Writing Studies) - University of Illinois, May 2021

BA, Emerging Media and Communication - University of Texas, Dallas, May 2018

Courses Taught

WRIT/INFO 303: Writing Across Media 

Rhetoric 102: Principles of Research

Rhetoric 101: Principles of Writing

Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research