Ashley Holmes named a Humanities Research Center 2021 Maymester Faculty Fellow
Eight GSU humanities professors will participate in the first ever Humanities Research Center Maymester Virtual Writers’ Retreat. Conceived out of necessity, this version of the HRC fellows program promises to be very rewarding. The HRC fellows will spend the four weeks of Maymester working on their own research and writing, while meeting on a regular basis to report on their progress and to cheer each other on.
Holmes is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program. She studies how public pedagogy and community-based research encourage student writers to engage with local publics and civic issues. Her current book-length project, Learning on Location: Place-Based Education for Diverse Learners, invites faculty, staff, and administrators across the disciplines to consider the significance of place within pedagogy–to question not just the what and how of teaching but also the where.