Katie Arosteguy has been teaching a variety of advanced composition classes in the University Writing Program at UC Davis since 2011. She teaches advanced composition, writing in education, writing in the health sciences, business writing, writing in psychology, and science writing. She also teaches the entry-level writing class that UCD offers. She coordinated the Writing Ambassadors program from 2014-2017, an internship opportunity for undergraduates to volunteer in area K-12 schools and help students with their writing. She has given presentations on multimodal writing assignments she designs for her upper-division classes at the Conference on College Composition and Communication and is currently at work--with two of her colleagues--on a book titled A Student’s Guide to Writing in Education that will be published by Teachers College Press in May of 2019.
Before UC Davis, Katie taught all levels of composition at many of the community colleges in the Sacramento area for three years. Before that, she earned her California secondary teaching credential in English from Sacramento State University and taught junior high and high school English for a couple of years. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Washington State University, a Master’s in English from Sacramento State University, and Bachelor's degrees in English and Biology. She is also a National Writing Project teacher-consultant, teaches a first-year seminar on Mad Men, and has published several articles on representations of motherhood in popular culture and American literature.
In her spare time, she hangs out with her husband and 3 sons.
"Bridging the Gap Between Writer and Reader: The Benefits of Considering Audience"
‘I have a kind of power I never knew I possessed:’ Transformative Motherhood in The Hunger Games.” The Hunger Games: Critical Examinations, McFarland Press, 2014.
“ ‘It Was All a Fog’: Motherhood and the Birth Experience in Mad Men.” Mad Men, Women and Children: Gender and Generation in Mad Men. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012.
"It was a hard, fast ride that ended in the mud": Deconstructing the Myth of the Cowboy in Annie Proulx's Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Western American Literature 45.2 (2010): 117-136.
"The Politics of Race, Class, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Mommy Lit." Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 39: 5 (2010): 409-429.
“‘Things Men Must Do’: Negotiating American Masculinity in Jack London’s The Valley of the Moon.” Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 28.1 (2008): 37-54.