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Dr. Thomas McNamara


Dr. Tom McNamara is an Assistant Professor of English, and he coordinates Fresno State’s Writing Across the Curriculum program. He joined the Fresno State faculty in 2016.


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MA, Loyola University Chicago

BA, Loras College

Research Interests

Literacy studies, critical race theory, critical pedagogy, race and globalization, ethnographic methods


Engl 160W — Writing Workshop

Engl 175T — Rhetoric and Writing Instruction

Recent Research

“Diminishing Returns at Corporate U: Chinese Undergraduates and Composition’s Activist Legacy” (article forthcoming March 2018 in Literacy in Composition Studies)

“University Writing Spaces after the 2016 Election: An Institutional Case Study” (panel presentation with Rubén Casas and Guadalupe Remigio Ortega at the 2017 CCCC@SJSU Conference)

“‘Introducing the Park of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’: Difference, Conflict, and Retreat in the Global Classroom” (presentation at 2017 CCCC)

“How to Serve and Support ESL Students” (roundtable at the 2017 IWCA Collaborative @ CCCC)

“Chinese Undergradautes in the Corporate University: Reimagining Composition’s Civil Rights Legacy” (presentation at 2016 Thomas R. Watson Conference)

Full Curriculum Vitae