Danielle M. Bianco-Bacigalupo

Danielle M. Bianco-Bacigalupo

B.A. in English, St. John’s University

M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education English, CUNY College of Staten Island

M.A. in English, CUNY College of Staten Island



Research Interests: activist ethnography, recovery literacies, qualitative research, community literacies, (critical) literacy studies, ethnography, composition and rhetoric, story-telling, writing across the curriculum, writing center/writing studies, cultural studies, self and identity, social theory, memoir writing, non-fiction essay writing, digital humanities, activist pedagogy, literature in a global context, social justice issues, dystopian literature, academic/blended scholarship

Danielle is a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University, who just finished her fellowship and coursework this past Spring. As part of her fellowship contract, Danielle taught Literature in a Global Context to undergraduates and was the photographer/graduate editor of the English Department blog from Fall 2015 to Fall 2017. In the past, Danielle has taught middle school and other introductory college courses.

Currently, Danielle is an adjunct professor the First-Year Writing Program for the English Department at CUNY College of Staten Island and Literature in a Global Context at the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University. In addition, Danielle is preparing for COMPs and continues to develop her research in areas of activist ethnography and recovery literacies.