Academic Professional for Undergraduate Research Writing
Dr. Courtney Hoffman is an Academic Professional for Undergraduate Research Writing, in which capacity she teaches research proposal and thesis writing courses as well as provides administrative support for Georgia Tech's Undergraduate Research Option Program (UROP). Her personal research focuses on the intersection of literary and writing studies, pedagogically focusing on social justice in writing courses and also concerned with 18th-century correspondence and culture. One of her current works in progress is “On the Shoulders of Giants: Natural Philosophy in First-Year Composition," where she argues 18th-century science texts can serve as models for transdisciplinary thinking and as vehicles for multimodal communication in first-year writing.
She is also collaborating with a colleague on a project examining 18th-century midwifery manuals as texts to produce and reproduce culture through genre development as technical writing. Courtney recently completed a term as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the GeorgiaTechn, where she also served as Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program.