Natalie Smith Carlson, Lecturer
Office: Morrill 203A
I received my Master's degree in composition and
completed my B.A. at Minnesota State University with a degree in English,
emphasis in literature, a theatre minor and a Certificate in Publishing
from New Rivers Press.
I am interested in the representation of women, not only in composition, but societally, and I completed my thesis after studying the way first year students “read” the images of women in our culture. I am also motivated to learn more and press my students to become aware of and involved in social issues in our country. There are so many people who don't get the opportunity for the education that we are currently pursuing and I want my students to understand how we, collectively and individually, arrive at our prejudices, so we can be motivated to make change.
I graduated with my Master’s from NDSU in 2010 and I have held several jobs in English and Theatre instruction over the15 years, as well as worked as a composition tutor at MSUM, NDSU, and privately. This year I will be teaching English 120 and also Writing in the Health Professions, working to translate my interest in race, class and gender issues to my students in the medical world.
I am married and have three kids. We love to travel, make music, and be photographers.