Amber Engelson Amber Engelson

Associate Professor, and Writing Across the Curriculum Director, English/Communications


Research/Creative Interests

My research explores the ways writers in diverse global contexts transform written English in their efforts to describe and change their worlds. Though my published research focuses specifically on Indonesian literacy practices, I am convinced that all writers transform English as they seek to understand and write the world, whether they write from within U.S. borders or beyond. The courses I teach, from “First-year Writing” to “The Story of English,” to “Writing Women,” are firmly grounded in the belief that the local is global and that we, as global citizens, must learn to negotiate diverse voices and audiences as we seek to re-write our world.

Research Specialties: Global Literacies; Feminist Rhetorics; Critical Pedagogies; Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing Center Theory.


Engelson, Amber. “‘The Hands of God at Work’: Negotiating Between Western and Religious Sponsorship in Indonesia” College English 76.4 (March 2014): 292-314.

Engelson, Amber. “Resources are Power: Writing Across the Global Information Divide.” Global Communication: Applications for International Communication Exchange Eds. Rich Rice and Kirk St. Amant. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press (Forthcoming).

Contact Information

Office: Mark Hopkins 215C



Office Hours

Wednedays, 5pm - 6:30 pm, Writing Studio, Murdock 120

Thursdays, 2:00pm - 3:30 pm, Mark Hopkins 215C



Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

A.B., Occidental College


Courses Taught

ENG 441: Writing Women

ENG 331: The Story of English

ENG 150: College Writing II

ENG 100: College Writing I