Maureen Gallagher

  • Visiting Lecturer

Maureen Gallagher teaches in the English Department’s Composition Studies program, including courses that concentrate on Diversity Studies and Public and Professional Writing. Her areas of research interest include contemporary American poetry, diversity and social justice studies, composition pedagogy, and gender studies. A recent essay, “The Didactic and Elegiac Modes of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric” was published in December 2019 in an anthology of critical essays and poetry, Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge).

Prior to arriving at University of Pittsburgh, she has taught in English department/first-year writing programs at Slippery Rock University and Duquesne University. She holds a PhD in English from Duquesne University and an MA in Literary Studies from Georgia State University.