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Michelle Baptiste

Continuing Lecturer
Office Address: 
115 Wheeler Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday 11:45am-12:45 pm and by appointment
Phone: 
510-642-2652
Biography 

Michelle Baptiste, an applied linguist and continuing lecturer in UC Berkeley College Writing Programs, teaches Reading & Composition courses -- often tailored specifically to multilingual student writers.  She enjoys teaching multimodal assignments that students publish online and encouraging students to conduct interviews as part of their research process.  In her own research to earn her MA in English as a Second Language, she researched US naturalization interviews and continues to be engaged in examining citizenship historically and today.  She has taught writing to international students at the University of Hawai'i, as well as to Navajo (Dine) teachers on the Navajo Nation through Northern Arizona University. She served as a US Peace Corps volunteer for two years in St. Lucia (West Indies) working with adult literacy. Currently, as a teacher consultant to Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), she supports teachers of English Language Learners.  She especially appreciates opportunities to teach and learn from individuals with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

 

 

Publications / Presentations 

PUBLICATIONS

Baptiste, M.  (2016).  The Value(s) of US Citizenship: An Analysis of the English Writing Test for Naturalization Applicants. (Chapter 2).  In A. Loring & V. Ramanathan (Eds.),  Language, Immigration, and Naturalization.  Bristol, United Kingdom: Multilingual Matters.

Baptiste, M. (2008).  Drawing students in as active participants in professional development: one teacher’s success.  In Professional Writing of the 2008 Summer Fellows.  Bay Area Writing Project,  University of California, Berkeley, pp. 17-26. 

Baptiste, M. (2008).  The appointment.  In Creative Work Anthology. Bay Area Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley, pp. 47-48.

Baptiste, M. (2008).  The language on campus.  In Creative Work Anthology. Bay Area Writing Project.  University of California, Berkeley, p. 49.

Baptiste, M. C. (Winn) and Seig, M. T.  (2007). Training the Guardians of America’s Gate: Discourse-Based Lessons from Naturalization Interviews.  In High Stakes Gatekeeping Encounters and their Consequences: Discourses in Cross-Cultural Institutional Settings. (Special Edition, Guest Editor Julie Kerekes). Journal of Pragmatics 39, 1919-1941.  Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com

Winn, M.  (2005). Collecting target discourse: The case of the US naturalization interview.  In M. H. Long (Ed.), Second Language Needs Analysis (pp. 265-303).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Winn, M.  (2004). The C©(c)hurch is a human institution.  In Soulspeak: An Anthology of Writing from the Bay Area Writing Project 30th Year Anniversary 2004 Summer Institute. University of California, Berkeley.

Winn, M.  (2004). Language awareness empowering students.  In Professional Writing for the 2004 Invitational Summer Institute: Works in progress. Bay Area Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley.

Winn, M.  (2004). Naming.  In Soulspeak: An Anthology of Writing from the Bay Area Writing Project 30th Year Anniversary.  Bay Area Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley, pp. 88-90.

Winn, M.  (2002). The use of African-American Vernacular English in teaching Standard American English as a second dialect.  In A. Bell, J. Shoemaker, & G. Sibley, Eds.  Proceedings: Selected Papers from the Third College-Wide Conference for Students in Languages, Linguistics and Literature 1999.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Further Information 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Engaging Students Through Ethical Inquiry Panel (with Teri Crisp & Donnett Flash)

"Planting the Seed: Education in Action: Environmental Field Studies"

Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, 2017

 

Civic Engagement and Composition: Inquiry around Freedom, History, & Politics in our Current Democracy Panel

(with Amy Jamgochian & Grace Morizawa)

“Building Bridges: Engaging in Democracy: Political Discourse Analysis in a University Classroom”

Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, 2017

 

Multiple Angles on Legitimating Multimodal Writing in Reading, Composition, &   

Research Courses Panel (with Kim Freeman, Amy Lombardi, & Ryan Sloan)

Explicitness, Entrée, and Empowerment: Revising the Rubric

UC Writing Conference, Santa Barbara, 2016

 

Paradigms for Composition Pedagogies: Social Justice, Reason, & Emotion Cross-UC Panel

UC Writing Conference, Santa Barbara, 2016

 

Investigating Community Action for Equity & Justice—in the Research Course (with Teri Crisp)

UC Writing Conference, Santa Barbara, 2016

 

Public University, Civic Responsibility Panel  (with Teri Crisp & Pat Steenland)

"Moving towards a Just Society: Research Projects that Create Bridges"

Conference on Community Writing, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015  

 

What It Means to Be(come) American: An Analysis of the English Writing Test for Naturalization Applicants

Clairefest, University of California, Berkeley, 2015  

 

What It Means to Be(come) American: An Analysis of the English Writing Test for Naturalization Applicants

American Association of Applied Linguistics, Toronto, 2015

 

Researching Beyond the World Wide Web:  Accessing & Assessing Diverse  Sources (with Pat Maughan & Pat Steenland) 

California Association of Teachers of English, Santa Clara, 2009

 

The Analytic Essay: Building the Pyramid to an Insightful Thesis

Biennial Diablo Valley English Articulation Day Conference, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2006

 

Cross-Training between L1/L2 Composition Specialists (with Margi Wald)

 Discussion Facilitator, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Tampa Bay, FL, 2006

 

Learner Empowerment through Analyzing Text and Self (with Margi Wald)

Colloquium, Conference on College Composition & Communication, San Francisco, 2005

 

Analyzing Text/Self in Multilingual Writing Classrooms (with Margi Wald)

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Long Beach, CA, 2005

 

Impractical Distinctions between NS and NNS:

One Program's Attempts to Re-Vision the Responsibilities of Composition Specialists (with Jane Stanley and Margi Wald)                   

 Symposium on Second Language Writing, Purdue, IN, 2004

 

Collaborative Tutoring Model Boosts Success of At-Risk Students (with Nicole Bouchard)

Northern California Writing Center Association, Palo Alto, CA, 2004

 

Examining High Stakes Situations: A Discourse Analysis Colloquium

Discourse-Based Training Lessons from INS Interviews (with Mary Theresa Seig)

American Association of Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA, 2003

 

A Case Study in Collaboration Between Writing Centers and Academic Departments Panel
 

Northern California Writing Center Association, Monterey Bay, CA, 2003

 

Transforming Teaching Practices in Navajo/Diné Schools (with Dolores Healing)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Salt Lake City, UT, 2002

 

Methodology in Collecting Target Discourse: The US Naturalization Interview

American Association of Applied Linguistics, Salt Lake City, UT, 2002

                                   

Target Discourse Collection: The Case of the US Naturalization Interview

Pacific Second Language Research Forum, Honolulu, HI, 2001

           

Interviewers’ Roles in the US Naturalization Interview

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, St. Louis, MO, 2001

 

Negotiating Borders & Discourse: Interaction & Outcome in Naturalization Interviews

American Association of Applied Linguistics, St. Louis, MO, 2001

 

Cultural Values and Contextual Presuppositions in the Naturalization Interview

Second Language Research Forum, Madison, WI, 2000

           

Values at Play: The US Naturalization Interview

Conference of the College of Language, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawai’i, 2000    

 

Purposeful Uses of African-American Vernacular English in the Classroom

Conference of the College of Language, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawai’i, 1999