Cheryl Caesar

caesarc@msu.edu

241 Bessey Hall

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and American CulturesFirst Year WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Associate Professor

Biography

Cheryl Caesar is active in developing the first-year writing and Preparation for College Writing curricula within a framework of transcultural and asset-based pedagogies. With the learning communities Adams 2.0 and Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences, she works to maintain collegial networks of professional development. She writes poetry, gives readings locally and works to support creative writers in the greater Lansing community.

Research Areas

Community-Engaged Scholarship; Translingual, and Transcultural Pedagogies; Writing for Wellness

Education

Walter and Pauline Adams Academy for Instructional Excellence and Innovation, 2013.

Doctorate of comparative literature (American/Russian), University of Paris – La Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008.

Research or Academic Affiliations

Michigan College English Association, executive board.

Lansing Poetry Club, secretary.

Modern Languages Association.

National Council of Teachers of English.

Projects


Poems of Outrage in the Trump Era

Caesar, Cheryl. Flatman: Poems of Outrage in the Trump Era. Lansing: Thurston Howl Publications, Lansing: Thurston Howl Publications, 2020.

One Workshop; Two Stories (of Contingent Women Faculty Groups

Meier, Joyce and Cheryl Caesar. “One Workshop; Two Stories (of Contingent Women Faculty Groups.” Feminisms and Rhetorics 2019: DIY Feminist Activism. November 14, 2019.

Mapping in Four Dimensions: Complexity and Mindfulness in a Community Project

Meier, Joyce and Cheryl Caesar. “Mapping in Four Dimensions: Complexity and Mindfulness in a Community Project.” Biannual Conference of the Coalition for Community Writing. Philadelphia: October 18, 2019.

Acevedo, Denise M., Cheryl L. Caesar, Chana Kraus-Friedberg, Joyce A. Meier and Sara D. Miller. Transforming Teaching Through Reflective Writing Experiences, volume II. Michigan State University, 2019.

Personal Visions and Stories: Seeing the Real Face of Refugees

Caesar, Cheryl, David Medei and Sharon Ladenson. “Personal Visions and Stories: Seeing the Real Face of Refugees.” College English Association.New Orleans, March 30, 2019.

More Than Words: Performing Cultural Identity

Meier, Joyce, David Medei and Cheryl Caesar. “More Than Words: Performing Cultural Identity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh: March 16, 2019.

Translingual Pedagogy, Rhetorical Listening, and Multimodal Experiences: A First-Year Writing Conference Fosters Intercultural Learning

Meier, Joyce, Bree Gannon, David Medei and Cheryl Caesar. “Translingual Pedagogy, Rhetorical Listening, and Multimodal Experiences: A First-Year Writing Conference Fosters Intercultural Learning.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies. Spring 2018. http://joglep.com/files/3515/1863/7487/4._Meier_etc.pdf

Courses

WRA 1004: Preparation for College Writing. Theme: Cultivating Character

WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry. Theme: Habits of Mind

AL 110: Writing and Civic Life. Theme: Dislocations

University News

Professor Publishes Poetry Compilation Addressing Trump Administration
Published July 16, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
a woman with short hair wearing a scarf and a grey shirt reading poetry
Cheryl Caesar, Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, recently published a book, Flatman: Poems of Protest in the Trump Era, which…Read now »