Tina M. Iemma
B.A. in English, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Scholar Abroad in English Literature, Hertford College, Oxford University
M.A. in English, St. John’s University
Ph.D. in English, St. John’s University
Tina M. Iemma, Ph.D is the Interim Assistant Director of the University Writing Center at St. John’s University. She is also the former Assistant Director of Writing Across Communities, a former Adjunct Instructor within the English Department and First-Year Writing Department, as well as one of the founding executive board members of the English Graduate Organizing Committee of this institution. Outside St. John’s, she is one of the founding members of the Bigger6 Romanticism collective (@Bigger6Romantix).
Tina recently defended her dissertation, “Rhetoric of Collaboration: Using Ethics of Social Justice and Activism through Writing Communities”, a qualitative project exploring the ways activist writers within both literary studies and writing studies participate in collective dialogic literacies to influence an ethics of collaboration and overall expansion of more public facing, engaged and inclusive research, pedagogy and scholarship.
Tina’s research is in literary and writing studies, specifically rhetorical agency in writing communities, and late eighteenth-early nineteenth century British and #Bigger6Romantix literature. She has presented her ideas at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Modern Language Association (MLA), International Writing Center Association Conference (IWCA), International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), National Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference (NASSR), Keats Foundation Bicentenary Conferences, Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism Conference at UC: Boulder and various regional conferences
In her spare time, Tina assists with the planning and facilitation of the Arts in Education programming for her local school district. As a community volunteer in this capacity, she works directly with teachers, school administrators and BOCES to implement the best projects and events for the elementary through high school-based audience.