Michelle Zaleski

Michelle Zaleski (no photo)

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in English

Academic Credentials

B.A., Boston College
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Michelle Zaleski is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Marymount University,
where she teaches courses in writing and literature that engage students with the
making of English in and around DC. Her research, which has appeared in
College English, accounts for the ways in which difference has affected the
rhetorical past and present. Her current project traces the translingual practices
of Jesuit rhetorical education in India during the early modern period.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • History of English
  • Women Writers

Research Interests

  • History of Rhetoric
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Multilingual Writing


“Beyond Words: Missionary Grammars and the Construction of Language in Tamil Country,” in Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas, ed. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, R.P. Hsia, and Robert A. Maryks, Brill (August 2018), 159–176.

“The Word Made Secular: Religious Rhetoric and the New University at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” College English (November 2017), 159–182.

“Collaborative Power: Graduate Students Creating and Implementing Faculty Development Workshops on Multilingual Writing Pedagogy,” co-authored with Dorothy Worden, Brooke R. Schreiber, Lindsey Kurtz, and Eunjeong Lee in Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education (Spring 2015), 28–45.