My name is Allison Tharp: Welcome to my online teaching and research and thinking and writing portfolio. Stay awhile!
A transplant from the deep, deep south, I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in writing pedagogy at the University of Delaware. My research areas include nineteenth century American protest literature, cultural studies, rhetorical criticism, critical race studies, feminist theory, and teaching pedagogy.
My research and teaching are the foundations of my life–but there is more. I’ve got amazing family and friends and an awesome dog (aka, love of my life). I love exploring new places and learning the history that surrounds me at every moment. I can find myself at home in an art museum and in a dive bar. I have a need to probe the minds of those around me so I’m constantly learning more. And I’m a voracious reader of nearly all genres (do you have recommendations? I need to add them to my list). I’m fascinated by history, science, true crime, and aromatherapy. I love yoga.
In these pages, you will find detailed information about my teaching experience and philosophy, pedagogical innovations, and student evaluations, along with information about my research interests and professional experience. And: my blog. My musings and spur of the moment ideas; my reflections and criticism. Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts, suggestions, or conversations.