Dr. Kristin LaFollette is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Indiana where her teaching focuses on developmental and first-year writing. Her research interests include arts-based approaches to research and pedagogy, cultural rhetorics (with a focus on medical rhetorics and American Indian and Indigenous studies), queer and feminist theories, and creative writing.
Dr. LaFollette received a BA in English literature with a minor in creative writing and an MA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Indiana University South Bend. She received a PhD in rhetoric and writing and a graduate certificate in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from Bowling Green State University.
In addition to her role as a teacher and scholar, Dr. LaFollette is a poet, an artist, and a photographer, and these roles frequently intersect with her teaching and research. She is the author of the chapbook Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018) and currently serves as a poetry reader at Mud Season Review. You can visit her on her on her blog, photography website, or on Twitter. In her free time, Dr. LaFollette enjoys searching for, collecting, and restoring antiques, traveling, and spending time with her family (including her retired racing greyhound, Ruby Soho).