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Laurie Grobman
Professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State Berks
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Dr. Laurie Grobman, a professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State Berks, has been involved with community writing for 20 years. Primary among this work is the facilitation of community-engaged scholarship and pedagogy to (re)write local histories of marginalized ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and cultural communities in Berks County and the city of Reading in Pennsylvania (see Laurie has published several articles that address various ethical challenges emerging from community-engaged pedagogy focused on antiracism in such venues as CCC and College English. She has coauthored two articles with undergraduates: “Collaborative Complexities: Co-Authorship, Voice, and African American Rhetoric in Oral History Community Literacy Projects” (Community Literacy Journal, 2015) and “Counternarratives: Community Writing and Anti-Racist Rhetoric” (Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service-Learning, 2017). Laurie’s article, “‘Engaging Race’: Critical Race Inquiry and Community-Engaged Scholarship,” received the 2018 NCTE Richard C. Ohmann Outstanding Article in College English Award.