Each semester, CWS hosts a handful of brownbag events, during which faculty and graduate students from across campus are invited to attend and participate. While this programming began in 2004 with CWS core faculty discussing their current research, over the years, this series has expanded to include informal presentations by affiliated faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars, and other faculty members from across campus. Brownbags generally run for 50 minutes to an hour and including a question and answer session.
For a listing of previous brownbag talks, feel free to consult this archive of past brownbag programming. For a listing of recent CWS brownbag events, please see below.
- "Scholar-Activism in Writing Studies" (Fall 2020; CWS grads Andy Bowman, Bruce Kovanen, Megan Mericle, Logan Middleton, and Lesley Owens)
- "Emerging Trends in Bilingual Education" (Spring 2020; assistant professors of curriculum and instruction Idalia Nuñez Cortez, Giselle Martinez Negrette, and Monica Gonzalez Ybarra)
- "Multimodal Pedagogies" (Spring 2020; CWS grads Evin Groundwater and Carrie James; CWS alum Hannah Harris)
- "Update Culture and the Afterlife of Digital Writing" (Spring 2020; assistant professor of English John Gallagher)
- "Writing Across Engineering" (Fall 2019, CWS grads Bruce Kovanen and Megan Mericle; research assistant professor of crop sciences Julie Zilles)
- "Questioning Assumptions about Online Tutoring" (Fall 2019; CWS grads Evin Groundwater and Allison Kranek; Director of the Writers Workshop Carolyn Wisniewski)
- "Women and Dictionary-Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography" (Fall 2019; associate professor of English Lindsay Rose Russell)