Lesley Owens (she/hers) is a PhD student in the Center for Writing Studies and the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lesley's research interests include disability studies, qualitative methods, feminist methodology, and higher education administration. Originally from Kansas, she has a background in creative writing (BA, University of Kansas; MFA, Penn State) and a professional interest in equitable advising practices and public university administration. In her free time, she rides and works on bikes, bakes, and is very involved with UIUC's graduate worker union.
Disability studies, feminist methodology, qualitative methods, higher education administration
Proposed Dissertation Title: Tracing Agency & Institutional Power Through Genres of Accommodation in Higher Education
INFO 303: Writing Across Media (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
RHET 105: Rhetoric & Academic Writing (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)