Kristin A. Risley

Professor and Co-Director, UW-Stout Writing Center
English and Philosophy

Office: 215 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-1473


  • Ph.D. English, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. English, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. English and Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

American Literature and American Studies; Ethnicity and Immigration; Print Culture and the History of the Book; American Regionalism and Midwestern Studies; Norwegian-American Studies; History of Rhetoric; Composition and the Teaching of Writing; Writing Program Administration, particularly Writing Centers and Writing across the Curriculum; Gender Studies; World Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 101: Composition I
  • ENGL 102: Composition II
  • ENGL 111: Freshman English-Honors I
  • ENGL 112: Freshman English-Honors II
  • ENGL 113: Honors Seminar I
  • ENGL 247: Critical Writing
  • LIT 260: Modern American Literature
  • LIT 273: Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT 273: Honors Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT 275: Honors Environmental Literature
  • LIT 272: Women Writers
  • LIT 203: American Poets
  • LIT 260: Online Modern American Literature
  • LIT 273: Online Multicultural American Literature

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