Fac/Staff profile

Michael MacDonald


Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Certificate in Forced Migration, University of Oxford, 2017

3066 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


Teaching interests:  Basic Writing, Writing Studio, Global Studies, Composition

Research interests: Basic Writing, Critical Literacy, Refugee Studies, Forced Migration

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Selected Publications

MacDonald, Michael T. and William DeGenaro. “Negotiating a Transcultural Ethos from the Ground Up in a Basic Writing Program.” Journal of Basic Writing. Forthcoming.

MacDonald, Michael T. “‘My Little English’: A Case Study of Decolonial Perspectives on Discourse in an After-school Program for Refugee Youth.” Community Literacy Journal 11.2 (Spring 2017): 16-29.

MacDonald, Michael T. “Emissaries of Literacy: Representations of Sponsorship and Refugee Experience in the Stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan.” College English 77.5 (2015): 408-28.

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