Danielle M. 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
Currently, Danielle is a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University, who is currently finishing her fellowship and coursework this Spring. Within the parameters of her fellowship, Danielle has been a lecturing professor for Literature in a Global Context to undergraduates, as well as the photographer/editor of the English Department blog. In the past, Danielle has taught courses in the First-Year Writing Program for the English Department at CUNY College of Staten Island, and has taught middle school for several years prior to her collegiate career. Beginning this summer, Danielle will be maintaining matriculation while preparing for COMPs, with the expectation to further develop her research in areas of social justice, pedagogy activism, and recovery literacies.
For CCCC’s 2017 National Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, Danielle with fellow SJU PhD peers, Raquel Corona and Carolyn Salazar will be traveling to Portland, Oregon to present a panel on “Socially Just Pedagogy for the College English Classroom”. To allow for a balance of literature and composition in her classroom, Danielle will discuss how she continues to strive toward incorporating both literature and writing disciplines together on a common ground, where access to composition becomes localized in the literature classroom and a writing community develops – where literature and writing are not subject to being studied separately as part of an institutional vogue.
At NeMLA 2017, Danielle will be hosting a workshop with Raquel Corona, at NeMLA – “Integrating Socially Just Assessment Practices in the Contemporary College English Classroom”. Within this workshop, Danielle and Raquel will lead a seminar for instructors to consider the implementation of best practices and quality teaching in writing classrooms. Through the lens of literature and composition, Danielle and Raquel will present participants with pedagogical tools to use in order to create holistic classroom ecologies and remove racism in writing assessments to allow for equality.