Tracy Lassiter

Tracy Lassiter

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Digital Learning

I've been an overseas development worker, a sports writer, and a Capitol Hill reporter. I finally made my way to academia, where my research interests are in petrofiction, pedagogy, student-centered and service learning, feminist and postcolonial studies.

  • PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013, English Literature & Criticism
  • MA, Indiana University, 2003, Comparative Literature
  • BS, Ohio University, 1991, Journalism
  • At UNM-G: College Reading & Writing (Engl. 100); Composition I (Engl. 1110); Composition II (Engl. 1120); Professional & Technical Communication (Engl. 2210); Interpersonal Communication (Comm 2120).
  • Elsewhere: Introduction to Humanities Literature, Film as Literature, Technical Report Writing, First Year Experience, Creative Writing (Nonfiction), World Literature, and a range of composition and research writing courses.

I previously taught for Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a temporary professor. I have been an adjunct for Butler County Community College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. I also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Lenape Technical School in Ford City, PA. After I completed my MA, I taught fulltime for five years at Eastern Arizona College. I was a volunteer English teacher in Ombalantu, Namibia with WorldTeach and I worked with Outreach Kenya Development Volunteers to help build/establish a library.

  • "Boom!" Entangled Legacies of Empire: Race, Finance, and Inequality, eds. Clea Bourne, Paul Gilbert, Max Haiven, and Johnna Montgomerie, Manchester University Press, 2023 (anticipated).
  • "Writing Matters in the Real World: Student Letters to the Editor." Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol. 49, no. 2, 2021, pp. 65-68.
  • "Of Pencils and Pandemics: Artist Responses to Outbreaks." Drawing (Hi-)stories" special issue of Status Quaestionis, no. 20, 2021, pp. 279-304.
  • "Fostering Community Engagement through Intentionality and Faculty-Librarian Partnership." Library Service Learning: Empowering Students, Inspiring Social Responsibility, and Building Community Connections, edited by Theresa McDevitt and Caleb Finegan, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2018, pp. 187-204. Co-authored with UNM-G librarian Jim Fisk.
  • "The First Nations' Way: Indigenous People's Literary and Political Resistance to Big Oil." Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth-Century Literary Texts, edited by Paula Farca, TrueHeart, 2015, pp. 113-125.
  • UNM's 2020-21 Branch Campus Tenure-Track Teacher of the Year
  • AAUW-NM's Mission in Action Award, September 2021
  • Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, September 2021.