Nancy Reddy is a writer, writing teacher, and researcher. Her research interests include literacy studies, writing studies, writing pedagogy and creative writing pedagogy, and community literacy. As a researcher, she’s centrally interested in the question: what makes writing possible? Her current project, an archival study of the rural writers associated with the Wisconsin Rural Writers’ Association, uses a new materialist framework to examine how ordinary people take up and maintain a writing practice.
An article, “‘The Advantages of Knowing How to Read and Write’: Literacy, Filmic Pedagogies, and the Hemispheric Projection of U.S. Influence,” co-written with Christa Olson was originally published in Literacy in Composition Studies, and was recently selected for the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017.
She’s the author of Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions, 2015), selected by Alex Lemon for the National Poetry Series, and the chapbook Acadiana (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, Pleiades, Tupelo Quarterly, 32 Poems, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Walter E Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the New Jersey Council on the Arts.
She grew up in Pittsburgh, taught high school in New Orleans and Houston, and earned an MFA in poetry and a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is Assistant Professor of Writing and First Year Studies at Stockton University in southern New Jersey, and she lives outside Philadelphia with her family.
Email at nancy.o.reddy at gmail.com.