Mary P. Sheridan

Professor & Director of the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society


Mary P. Sheridan (PhD in Writing Studies from the U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) writes and teaches on questions relating to digital composing, community engagement, and feminist methodologies. She has written Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone and Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age (with Jennifer Rowsell) and has co-edited Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologiesas well as Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Her articles have appeared in CCC, Computers & Composition, Kairos, JAC, Written Communication, Feminist Teacher, Composition Studies, and Journal of Basic Writing.

Sheridan won the 2010 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award from Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; the 2009 Civic Scholarship/Book of the Year Award from Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy; and, as part of a collaborative group, the Computer and Composition’s Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award for 2008.