I’m Naomi, a teacher, writer, and researcher. I’m also a teaching assistant University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I work as the Open Educational Resources Teaching Assistant for L&S Learning Support Services. In this position, I help members of the UW-Madison community create, adapt, and share teaching materials with other instructors and students. As a Gullickson Fellow for the College of Letters and Science, I work with a team to provide resources and support for TA teaching teams working with large lecture courses.
As a Ph.D. candidate in Department of English, I have spent five years teaching intermediate literary studies discussion sections and composition courses and working at the UW-Madison Writing Center. I love getting the chance to work with students who are composing academic writing projects other forms of media, including comics and creative nonfiction. My writing instruction work allows me to do things like learn about film studies by helping a first-year student with a survey paper or explore parasitology by helping a postdoctoral student prepare an article for publication.
I am also working on a born-digital dissertation project titled, The Borrowers: Claiming Textual Authority in the Victorian Literary Sphere. My research explores nineteenth-century literature, material culture, and media studies. My current chapter explores the ways in which Charles Dickens’s superfans in the 1870s can help us to think about current-day social media and publication disputes on the Internet.
Teaching is a collaborative effort. The resources on this page that are listed under my own name fall under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike license, which means that other instructors are welcome to use and adapt my handouts and assignments for their own work as long as they provide attribution and license the adapted material according to the same Creative Commons principles that permit my own work’s distribution. (That is, as long as they make the resource freely available for others to adapt under the same non-commercial, attributive license.)
This said, many of the handouts on this page have been developed in coordination with other instructors. If a resource appears on my site that gives credit to another instructor, it means that this instructor has granted me permission to reuse, modify, and expand upon their words and ideas in my course. If you are interested in using an assignment or handout of this type, please contact me so that I can provide you with information about the elements of the assignment that are my own (and thus freely shared) and with contact information for the resource’s original or co-creator so that they may have a fair say in the use and distribution of their work.