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Ligia A. Mihut, Ph.D.

Ligia A. Mihut, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Multilingual Writing Coordinator

Education

  • BA in English Language and Literature/ Minor in French Language and Literature, University of Oradea -Romania
  • MA in TESOL, University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign
  • Ph.D. in English - Writing Studies Specialization, University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign

Areas of Interest

Rhetoric and Composition, Multilingualism/ Translingualism Pedagogy and Theory, Immigrant Literacies, Writing for Social Justice and Community Engagement

Biography

Dr. Ligia A. Mihut (pronounced Mee-HOOTZ) is Assistant Professor of English and the multilingual writing coordinator at Barry University. Her areas of interest include immigrant/global literacies, writing for social justice, and multilingualism. Due to her two-year ethnographic study of immigrant literacies in the city of Chicago, she finds research fascinating especially when working with people, telling stories, and living in the city. Dr. Mihut hopes to inspire in her students a genuine passion for writing and research. As the multilingual coordinator, her main goal is to affirm and support students and faculty in understanding the richness of diverse literacies and cross-cultural rhetorics. She is currently conducting a study on multilingual literacy histories of Barry students. A concrete example of multilingual action is the publication of Barry student Jehrade Mcintosh’s literacy memoir as blog post featuring his multilingual background. For 2015-2016, Dr. Mihut will serve as a community engagement faculty fellow at the Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI).

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