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

Ph.D. Candidate, English, St. John’s University




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 PhD candidate at St. John’s University, currently ABD status. As a doctoral fellow, 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 literature and writing courses.

Currently, Danielle is an adjunct instructor for the First-Year Writing Program for the English Department at CUNY College of Staten Island, for Literature in a Global Context at both the Queens  and Staten Island campuses of St. John’s University, and also teaches Dystopian Literature at New Jersey City University. When not teaching, Danielle continues to develop her research in areas of socially-just pedagogy, (auto)ethnography, recovery activism, and community literacies.

Since May 30th, 2018, Danielle has been hosting her own bi-weekly live-stream radio show, “Voices from Rock Bottom”, with MakerParkRadio.nyc  which is a call-in and interview series focused on alcoholism/addiction and recovery narratives within the local Staten Island community. For more information on the radio show, please check out Danielle’s blog www.voicesfromrockbottom.com.