Collegiate Affiliation

Elise Toedt teaches writing composition and education courses.  Elise interested in how the embodied experiences of teachers in schools can motivate resistance to White supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal institutional norms. She is also interested in the use of collaborative learning and critical creative writing practices in writing composition instruction. Prior to her experience in higher education, Elise taught secondary English for eight years in urban schools in the US and in Java, Indonesia. Forthcoming publications include “The Slippery Spaciousness of Whiteness: Critical Creative Writing Pedagogy in Teacher Education” in Whiteness in English Language Arts and “Schools Eat Stories to Survive'' in English Journal.


Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Literacy, Language, & Culture | Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota, 2022
  • MA: Critical Literacy Education | Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota, 2019


  • critical writing pedagogy
  • culturally responsive teaching
  • poetic inquiry
  • social justice education