Erin Adamson


Erin Adamson
  • Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas, 2007

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Adamson is currently a lecturer in the Graduate Writing Program at the University of Kansas. She received her M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies in 2007, and a BA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and BS in Journalism in 2002. "The M.A. experience in Latin American and Caribbean Studies provided me with insight into the writing challenges graduate students face moving between writing discourse communities (the daily newspaper to academia) and writing for varied audiences (academics to Non-governmental organizations)", Adamson said. Her language study of Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole, as well as time living in Costa Rica, prepared her to teach writing and rhetoric of disciplines to International students, who comprise 50 percent of students in GWP classes.  Her position as Research Assistant in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offered experience in researching and writing grants, organizing educational programing and advising students, all skills that have directly benefited her teaching.