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Mon. – Thurs.: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM

Compression Session Hours
Monday: 2 PM & 6 PM
Tuesday: 1 PM & 5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM & 4 PM
Thursday: 1 PM & 7 PM
Friday: 12 PM
Sunday: 2 PM

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Writing Studio Staff

Writing Consultants

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Nilofer Bharwani

Education:

  • M.A., Spanish Literature, University of South Florida
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics: TESL, University of South Florida

Current Research:

Nilofer studied Spanish literature that ranges from the medieval time period to the contemporary age. She loves learning about culture through literature that has been written by authors from around the world.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Visual Resources Team

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Christen Bouchard

Education:

  • M.A., English – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Wright State University (2012)

Current Research:

Christen currently works as an English, reading, and writing tutor in the community.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Social Media Team

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Lesley Brooks

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University (2014)

Current Research:

Lesley is currently researching the works of 18th century female authors, concentrating on the themes of confinement, motherhood, changing gender roles, and theatricality.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Compression Sessions
  • Social Media Team

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Alex Cendrowski

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature, University of North Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Alexander is currently writing a novel about a fictional hotel at the bottom of the nonfictional Atlantic Ocean.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Visual Resources Team

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Cassie Childs

Education:

  • Ph.D., Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, Mills College (2007)

Current Research:

Cassie is currently working on a dissertation that explores the intersection of food moments, place, and identity in female-authored travel accounts from the long eighteenth century.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Compression Sessions
  • New Media Team

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Wendy Duprey

Education:

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Wayne State University (in progress)
  • B.A., English Literature and Creative Writing, Wayne State University (2004)

Current Research:

Wendy is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the cognitive, emotional, and motivational aspects of the individual writer and the writing process.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Compression Sessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • New Media Team
  • Newsletter/Bulletin Board Team

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Paul Flagg

Education:

  • M.A., Library and Information Science, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida (2013)

Current Research:

Also currently a library assistant with the public library, Paul is interested in learning more about intellectual freedom and knowledge management.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Compression Sessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Newsletter/Bulletin Board Team

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Will Forde-Mazrui

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, Wake Forest University (2013)

Current Research:

Will is studying eighteenth century literature with a focus on gender and sexuality; his current research interests include eighteenth-century utopian fiction and queer environmentalism.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Social Media Team

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Giuliana Gazabon

Education:

  • M.A., Early American Studies, University of West Florida (2016)

Studio Initiatives:

  • Visual Resources Team


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Carmella Guiol

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Amherst College (2009)

Current Research:

Carmella is currently writing a coming of age novel set in Miami.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Compression Sessions

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Sashi Gurram

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech (2009)

Current Research:

Sashi is currently working on research which involves understanding and predicting the impact of urban transportation infrastructure design on human exposure to traffic-related pollutants with a focus on impacts on social equity.

Studio Initiatives:

  • New Media Team

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Jennifer Iceton

Education:

  • M.A., Geography, University of South Florida (2016)
  • M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2015)
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Jennifer’s research focuses on how public policies are literally “mapped” on the human body. She is also interested in how feminist and queer pedagogies are enacted at the university level.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Compression Sessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Blogging Team

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Georgia Jackson

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English – Creative Writing, University of South Florida (2014)

Current Research:

Georgia is writing a young adult novel that explores perception and the reciprocal relationship between public life as projected via social/televised media and private life as it exists without an audience.

Studio Initiatives:

  • Social Media Team

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Nikhil Menon

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.Sc., Transportation Systems (CTIS), MIT Portugal Program (Técnico Lisboa) (2013)

Current Research:

Nikhil is currently working on the theme of driverless transport (self-driving cars/autonomous vehicles) and their anticipated impacts on human travel behavior.


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Lorraine Monteagut

Education:

  • Ph.D., Communication, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MLS, Master of Liberal Studies, Rollins College (2011)

Current Research:

Lorraine’s dissertation is a personal narrative exploration of local spiritual and creative communities as centers of healing and connection.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • Visual Resources Team

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Karl Payne

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.Eng., Civil Engineering, University of Toronto (2008)
  • M.Phil., Physics, University of West Indies (2006)

Current Research:

Karl is currently working on computational models of flow and reactive transport in engineered porous media to support enhanced bioreactor design.

Studio Initiatives:

  • New Media Team

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Noah Pearlstone

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (2016)
  • B.A., English Literature, Arizona State University (2012)

Current Research:

Noah is currently working on a novel about deaf accordionists.

Studio Initiatives:

  • New Media Team

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Melanie Pickett

Education:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.EVE., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida (2015)

Current Research:

Melanie is currently working on designing and scaling-up an algae cultivation system to simultaneously treat polluted waters (e.g. stormwater and agricultural runoff, and wastewater) while generating a valuable algae crop.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions

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Seth Spencer

Education:

  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • B.A., English, Florida Southern College (2011)

Current Research:

Seth is currently exploring how women writers of the eighteenth century subvert patriarchal and colonial power structures in their novels.

Studio Initiatives:

  • iSessions
  • Embedded Tutoring
  • New Media Team

Coordinators

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Coordinator: Danielle Farrar

Education:

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., English Literature, University of South Florida (2012)
  • M.Litt., Shakespeare and Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2008)

Current Research:

Danielle is a doctoral candidate in Literature. Her research incorporates digital humanities techniques to examine staging practices of embodiment at intersections of early modern drama and histories of anatomy and medicine.


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Assistant Coordinator: Annalise Mabe

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Nonfiction, University of South Florida (in progress)

Current Research:

Annalise is currently working on a collection of essays that examine the view of the female body in western society, relationships, and spirituality or lack thereof.


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Assistant Coordinator: Jay Thompson

Education:

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing – Fiction, University of South Florida (in progress)
  • MUPP, Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2007)
  • B.S., Psychology, North Central College (2003)

Current Research:

Jay writes fiction, edits the literary magazine weirderary.com, and hosts the monthly live lit event First Draft.


Intern

Justin Hillery

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Justin is a senior in the Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology program at USF. He holds an Associate of Arts from Hillsborough Community College.   

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