Lizzie Hutton is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Howe Writing Center at Miami University, Ohio, where she works with Elizabeth Wardle. Lizzie’s current book project, Textual Transactions: Engaging Reading-Writing in Higher Education, offers an integrative theory of reading-writing for the context of the college classroom and interrogates prevailing U.S. higher education paradigms that position reading and writing as properly separable fields of study. More specifically, her book reanimates the work of Louise Rosenblatt, using Rosenblatt’s early career to make a case for a more pragmatically integrated model for building culturally sensitive literacy knowledge–including both writing studies and literary studies—in the humanities.


PhD, University of Michigan

MFA, University of Michigan

AB, Princeton University



“The Grammatical Status of However.” With Anne Curzan. Journal of English Linguistics, 47.1. 2019.

  “‘Kinds of Writing’: Student Conceptions of Academic and Creative Forms of Writing Development.” Co-authored with Gail Gibson. In Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study. Edited by Anne Ruggles Gere. University of Michigan Press. 2018.

“Erin Adair-Hodges’s Let’s All Die Happy.” The Rumpus, June 8, 2018.

“Mutual Adjustments: Learning from and Responding to Transfer Student Writers.” With Anne Ruggles Gere, Ben Keating, Anna Knutson, Naomi Silver and Christie Toth. College English, 17.4. 2017.

“Cultural Reading and Writing Studies: Where is English Falling Short?” ADE Bulletin. (Accepted, forthcoming, Spring 2019).

“Marriage: The Factory” and “Vacation: Berlin.” Crab Orchard Review, 23.2. 2018. (Poems)

She’d Waited Millennia. New Issues Press. 2011. (Poems)


Blog Posts


    Textual Transactions: Engaging Reading-Writing in Higher Education (book project in process).

    “Revisionary Reading: A Study of Reading Stances and Identity Work in the College Writing Center.” (IRB approved study in process)

    “Effects of In-Class Writing Associates on In-Class Peer Review: A Study.” With Anita Long. (IRB approved study in process)

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    2020     “Three Methodological Approaches to Studying Literacy Transactions in Practice.” Modern Languages Association Conference. January (accepted, upcoming).


                “Reading for Revision: Complicating the Conversation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. March (accepted, upcoming).


    2019     “Revisionary Reading in the Writing Center.” International Writing Center Association, October 19th (accepted, upcoming).



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