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Michelle Baptiste

Continuing Lecturer
Office Address: 
115 Wheeler Hall
Office Hours: 
Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm and by appointment
Phone: 
510-642-2652
Biography 

Michelle Baptiste has an M.A. in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She teaches Reading & Composition courses and courses for multilingual student writers at UC Berkeley and enjoys experimenting with teaching multimodal assignments. 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 appreciates opportunities to interact with and teach individuals from 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 student 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

· 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

   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

 

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

  Colloquium Participant, American Association of Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA, 2003

 

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