Director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking; Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities
Biography:Erica Kaufman, director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, specializes in composition and rhetoric and contemporary American poetry. Her areas of interest include writing and literacy studies (first-year/core curriculum), feminist and LGBTQ+ poetics, history of American education, and digital pedagogies. She is the author of three books of poetry: POST CLASSIC (Roof Books, forthcoming 2019), INSTANT CLASSIC (Roof Books, 2013), and censory impulse (Factory School, 2009). She is coeditor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Venn Diagram, 2009) and a collection of archival pedagogical documents, Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968–1974 (Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, 2014). Among other places, Erica's scholarship has been included in New York School Collaborations: The Color of Vowels (ed. M. Silverberg, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein (eds. L. Esdale and D. Mix, MLA, 2018), and the forthcoming Reading Experimental Writing (ed. G. Colby, Edinburgh University Press). In collaboration with the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, Erica co-coordinates the Teacher Resource Center section of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, a course offered each fall as a MOOC (massive online open course).
BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University; MFA, The New School; PhD, CUNY Graduate Center.
Department: Institute for Writing and Thinking
Location: Brook House