Writing Fellows Program
The Writing Fellows Program supports the teaching of writing across the curriculum, with a focus on integrating reading and writing pedagogy into discipline-specific classwork and assignments. Writing Fellows:
- Lead in-class workshops on topics related to reading, writing, and speaking.
- Provide support for writing-related classroom activities led by faculty members.
- Consult with faculty members, at their request, on writing and speaking aims, assignments, progressions and process work, and other pedagogical strategies (for both in-person and online teaching).
- Are available by request to consult on assessment, including how/what to mark, focusing feedback, and working with English-language learners and students with learning differences. Writing Fellows will not, however, grade papers or otherwise serve as teaching assistants.
Our Writing Fellows
Neena Verma (email@example.com) is an architect, teacher, and theorist. Her office pursues small-scale, forward-thinking projects. Neena's current research and writing focus on the intersection of architectural practice with society; she aims to challenge norms of perception and beauty. Neena has published in Architectural Research Quarterly and is currently working on a book about immigrants finding place. Her collaborative design work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale. A former attorney, she has experience in complex civil litigation and real estate transactional law.
Liza St. James (liza.StJames@cooper.edu) earned her BA in comparative literature and literary theory from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University, where she was a teaching fellow in the Undergraduate Writing Program. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Collagist, BOMB, The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, and other publications. She is editor-at-large for Transit Books and a senior editor of the literary annual NOON.
Karen Holmberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an archaeologist and volcanologist who looks at radical climate changes of the past to determine what they can or cannot tell us about our environmental present and future. She holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Virginia. Her research has been funded by Fulbright, Mellon, Wenner-Gren, National Geographic, and Make Our Planet Great Again awards. She has taught at Brown and Stanford Universities. In addition to serving as the Engineering Writing Fellow at Cooper Union, she is a Research Scientist at NYU, Director of the NYU-Gallatin WetLab, and member of the *This is Not a Drill* working group on technology, the climate emergency, equity, and creative practice through the Future Imagination Fund at NYU-Tisch. She is deeply interested in how creative outreach of science and engineering insights can contribute to more sustainable and equitable societies.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Marie Hubbard (email@example.com) is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and M.Phil. from Columbia University. She studies and writes about the history of anglophone literature in British colonial settings, as well as U.S. involvement in Third World literary production during the Cold War. She has several years’ experience as a writing instructor and consultant at the high school and undergraduate level. In addition to her role as a writing associate at Cooper Union, Marie is currently an instructor of first-year academic writing in the General Studies program at Columbia University.
For general information about the program, or to request support from a writing fellow, contact:
Director of the Center for Writing and Learning