Logan Middleton (he/him) is a PhD candidate in the department of English and the Center for Writing Studies.
Although originally from San Francisco, I earned my BA in English and Communication Arts with an emphasis in film from the University of Wisconsin. In 2017, I completed my MA in English with a concentration in writing studies at the University of Illinois, where I continued to cultivate scholarly interests in multimodal composition, disability studies, and community literacies.
As an outgrowth of my work with the Education Justice Project—a college-in-prison program at Illinois—my dissertation research has crystallized around the ties and tensions between literacy, higher education in prison, and abolition in the 21st-century carceral state.
Higher education in prison, abolition, community literacy, sound studies, multimodal composition, disability studies.
Writing Studies 300: Issues in Tutoring Writing
Informatics / Writing Studies 303: Writing Across Media
Odyssey Project: Critical Thinking and Writing
Rhetoric 105: Writing and Research
Other positions held
- Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program Graduate Mentor, UIUC Graduate College
- Writing Workshop Coordinator, Education Justice Project
- Assistant Director, Center for Writing Studies
- Assistant Director, Writers Workshop
Barrett, Larry, Pablo Mendoza, Logan Middleton, Mario Rubio, and Thomas Stromblad. "More than Transformative: A New View of Prison Writing Narratives." Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, vol. 19, no. 1, 2019, pp. 11-30.
Middleton, Logan. “Precarious Rhetorics.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 106, no. 3, 2020, pp. 361-365.