Timothy Barnett
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-6030
Composition history and pedagogy, critical literacy, LGBTQ literature and theory
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 200 Writing in Context
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 335 Written Communication for Business
ENGL 375 The Essentials of Tutoring Writing
ENGL 376 Advanced Composition
ENGL 377 Argumentative Prose
ENGL 433 Seminar in Composition Theory
ENGL 434 Seminar in Basic Writing
WGS 210 Into to LGBTQ Studies
WGS 360 Queer Theory
Research Interests
History of Composition, Composition Pedagogy, Critical Literacy, LGBTQ Literature, Feminist and Queer Studies

Ph.D.; M.A. English, The Ohio State University, 1997
B.A. English, University of Connecticut, 1986

Selected Publications

“’Love Letters:’ Narrating Critical Theory in the First-Year Writing Class.” Open Words 7.1 (Spring 2013): 21-40. Electronic.

“Politicizing the Personal: Frederick Douglass, Richard Writing, and Some Thoughts on the Limits of Critical Literacy.” College English 68.4 (March 2006): 356-81. Print.

Teaching Argument in the Composition Classroom: Background Readings. Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2002.

“Reading ‘Whiteness’ in English Studies.” College English 63.1 (September 2000). 9-37. Print.


Native of Stamford, CT. Father of one son, Tyler Steinkamp.

Room LWH 2016 or Room B 147
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-6030
Office Hours
Spring 2024 Student Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Please email appointment requests and messages at least 24 hours in advance to t-barnett1@neiu.edu.
Main Campus