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Fernando Sánchez

Assistant Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., English, Purdue University
M.A., English, University of St. Thomas
M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Wabash College
At St. Thomas since 2016
Office
JRC 346
Hours
(Fall 2017) M/W 7:45-9:00am; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5618
CV

As Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing here at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), I study technical communication networks and practices within urban design/planning professions. I research maps, transit systems, documents, technologies, and other materials that are used by communities and professionals to define and create spaces. More generally, I am interested in place-based issues regarding writing and design as well as writing in health and STEM disciplines. I have taught courses in freshman composition, professional writing research, healthcare communication, and business and technical writing.

Publications

2016. "The Roles of Technical Communication Researchers in Design Scholarship." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

2015. "Locating Queer Rhetorics: Revealing Local Infrastructures through Maps." Co-written with Don Unger. Computers and Composition, 38(A), 96-112

2014. "Engaging Writing about Writing Theory and Multimodal Praxis: Remediating WaW for First Year Composition’." Co-written with Liz Lane and Tyler Carter. Composition Studies, 42(2), 118-146.

2013. "Creating Accessible Spaces for ESL Students Online." WPA: Writing Program Administration, 37(1), 161-185.

2012. "Queer Transgressions: Same-Sex Desire and Transgendered Representations in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Transcripts, 2, 176-190.

 

Forthcoming Publications

"Re-Experiencing Space: Mapping Campus Terrains through Disabilities." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. Accepted and Forthcoming. 25 double-spaced manuscript pages.

"Of Evolutions and Mutations: Assessments as Tactics for Action in WAC Partnerships." WAC Journal. Accepted and Forthcoming. 28 double-spaced manuscript pages. Co-written with Daniel Kenzie.

"Crossbreeding Disciplines: Collaboratively Developing a Writing Culture in Animal Sciences Courses." Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations: Transcending Boundaries, Eds. Alice J. Myatt and Lynée L. Gaillet. Macmillan. In Press.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 280 - L01 Intro to English Studies M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 227
CRN: 41597 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research.

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ENGL 298 - D01 Intro to Professional Writing M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 227
CRN: 42473 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez This course introduces students to principles and skills necessary for writing in professional settings. It includes study of rhetoric, ethics, and information design in workplace writing; examination of the roles of professional writers; close readings of texts and documents that model professional techniques; and practice composing in a variety of professional genres. The course will include instruction in ethical communication, rhetorical context, document design, communication technologies, precision, concision, and tone. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major. Please note that this course does not count towards the core literature/writing requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W04 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC 301
CRN: 22356 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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ENGL 204 - W05 SimCities:Maps, Places, Power M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 227
CRN: 22788 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez In this course, we will explore what makes a city-space. This means that we will examine the qualities necessary for a city to take on an identity as well as who gets to control the ways that cities and their inhabitants are represented. Through the semester, we will move from the macro-level (how cities are built) to the micro-level (how people shape cities through their experiences). Projects will include writing about what makes a city, producing an ethnographic account of how people use city spaces, and conducting research on a relevant city site. Readings will include THE FORD CENTURY IN AMERICA by Brian McMahon, WAR OF STREETS AND HOUSES by Sophie Yanow and Tom Kaczynski, MEANWHILE IN SAN FRANCISCO by Wendy MacNaughton, and IMAGE OF THE CITY by Kevin Lynch, as well as articles from sites like 99% Invisible and Citylab. Please note that this course may require that you purchase SimCity 4 ($20) on Steam. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

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ENGL 315 - 01 Writing for Health/Human Sci - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22892 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez This course provides intensive study and practice in a particular area of professional writing. All sections concentrate on learning professional terminology and conventions and on writing for specific audiences and purposes. The focus of genre and study will vary for each section offered; credit may be earned more-than once under this number for different emphases. This course fulfills the Theory and Practice requirement in the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203 or 204.

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GENG 698 - 01 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22854 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Fernando Sanchez

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