Deborah Mutnick
Deborah Mutnick
Professor of English and Co-Director of Learning Communities
LIU Brooklyn

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I specialize in composition and rhetoric and teach a wide range of undergraduate courses including basic writing, first year composition, and writing in communities; and graduate courses on nonfiction writing and critical theory. At the heart of my pedagogical approach are the ideas of dialogue and praxis.

Recently, colleagues and I formed a learning community, "Pathways to Freedom,” which integrates composition, history, and core seminar and brings students to the archives several times over the course of the school year. This experience led to a digital humanities project mapping oral histories of Brooklyn civil rights activists in time and space. Teaching in the archives has profoundly altered how I teach by showing me the power of original documents to engage students in an authentic process of research.

Professor of English and Co-Director of Learning Communities
LIU Brooklyn

Contact Me

I specialize in composition and rhetoric and teach a wide range of undergraduate courses including basic writing, first year composition, and writing in communities; and graduate courses on nonfiction writing and critical theory. At the heart of my pedagogical approach are the ideas of dialogue and praxis.

Recently, colleagues and I formed a learning community, "Pathways to Freedom,” which integrates composition, history, and core seminar and brings students to the archives several times over the course of the school year. This experience led to a digital humanities project mapping oral histories of Brooklyn civil rights activists in time and space. Teaching in the archives has profoundly altered how I teach by showing me the power of original documents to engage students in an authentic process of research.