Christopher L Schroeder
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5483
political economies of literacies, literacy philosophies and language policies, histories of literatures and literacies
Courses Taught
Alternative Literacies, English Studies and Technology, Literacies and Political Economies, Literatures and Litearcies in a Flat World, Seminar in Composition Theory, Stylistics, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Writing Assessment: Theory and Practice
Advanced Composition, American Literature: Beginnings to 1865, American Literature: 1865 to the Present, Argumentative Prose, Ethnolinguistic Chicago (FYE), Introduction to Literatures and Literacies in a Flat World, Literatures and Literacies
The World of Drama, The World of Fiction, Writing I, and Writing II
Research Interests
political economies of literacies

PhD with distinction in English from the University of Louisiana (1999)

MA in English from the University of Missiouri (1994)

BA with honors in English from Southern Illinois University (1992)

Selected Publications

Schroeder, Christopher. 2011. Diverse by Design: Literacy Education within Multicultural Institutions. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
• recipient of 2012 CCCC Research Impact Award

Schroeder, Christopher, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, eds. 2002. ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.
• reprinted by Heinemann in 2004
• college best-seller for Heinemann in 2002

Schroeder, Christopher. 2001. ReInventing the University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
• reviewed in College English
• nominated for the 2002 David H. Russell Award sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English

Articles, Chapters, and Essays
Schroeder, Christopher. 2013. “Continuity and Community in a Cosmopolitan World: Code Switching and Its Effects on Community Identity.” In Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lines Across America, ed. Barbara Couture and Patricia Wojahn, under consideration.

---. 2010. “Web Authoring Software and Electronic Expertise.” In Digital Tools in Composition Studies: Critical Dimensions and Implications, ed. Ollie O. Oviedo, Joyce R. Walker, and Byron Hawk, 95-113. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.

---. 2009. “English Teachers We Have Known.” In Transforming English Studies: New Voices from an Emerging Genre, ed. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent, 212-228. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.

---. 2007. “Notes Toward a Dynamic Theory of Literacy.” In Locations of Composition, ed. Christopher Keller and Christian Weisser, 267-287. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

---. 2006. “The Limits of Institutionalized Literacies: Minority Bilinguals at One U.S. University.” Community Literacy Journal 1: 67-82.

---. 2005. “Natural Diversity: A Response to David Quammen.” In Writing Environments: Rhetoric, Texts, and the Construction of Nature, ed. Sidney Dobrin and Chris Keller, 99-107. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

---. 2004a. Review of Introducing English: Essays in the Intellectual Work of Composition, by James Slevin. Composition Studies 32: 143-146.

---. 2004b. “The Ethnographic Experience of Postmodern Literacies.” In Ethnography Unbound: From Shock Theory to Critical Praxis, ed. Stephen Brown and Sidney Dobrin. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

---. 2002. “From the Inside Out (or the Outside In, Depending).” In ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy, ed. Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, 178-190. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.

---. 2002. “Rereading the Literacy Crisis in Colleges and Universities in the United States.” In Professing Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 2000 Rhetoric Society of America Conference, ed. Frederick J. Anczak, Cinda Goggins, and Geoffery D. Klinger, 187-192. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

---. 2001. “Academic Literacies, Legitimacy Crises, and Electronic Cultures.” The Journal of Literacy and Technology,

---. 1999. “Blurring Boundaries: Rhetoric in Literature (and Other) Classrooms.” In Teaching in the 21st Century: Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum, ed. Alice Robertson and Barbara Smith, 297-311. New York: Garland Press.

---. 1998. “Writing, Reading, and Resistant Meanings: Teaching Students to Fish.” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 17: 61-72. (all footnotes were omitted without permission)

---. 1997. “Knowledge and Power, Logic and Rhetoric, and Other Reflections in the Toulminian Mirror: A Critical Consideration of Toulmin’s Contributions to Composition.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 17: 95-107.

LWH 2023
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5483
Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus