Katie Arosteguy is a lecturer in the University Writing Program at UC Davis, where she teaches a variety of upper-division writing courses, including: advanced composition, writing in education, writing in psychology, business writing, writing in the health professions, and science writing. For three years, she directed the Writing Ambassadors program and prepared some 100 undergraduates per year to intern as writing assistants in K-12 schools in the region. Before UC Davis, Katie taught composition for community colleges in the Sacramento area as well as junior high and high school English. She has published on teaching audience awareness on the Writers Who Care blog and presented her work on designing multimodal writing projects at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. A National Writing Project teacher-consultant, Katie works with high school and community college teachers to better understand writing instruction at all levels. She holds a Ph.D. from Washington State University, an MA and secondary teaching credential in English from California State University, Sacramento, and a BA in English and BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis. She is currently at work on finishing a textbook on writing in education with two of her colleagues.
A Student's Guide to Academic and Professional Writing in Education, with Alison Bright and Brenda Rinard. Teachers College Press, 2019.
"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.