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Pat Steenland

Lecturer
Office Address: 
M19 Wheeler Hall
Office Hours: 
Wed. 10-12 pm and by appointment
Phone: 
510-642-5570
Biography 

Pat Steenland has a Ph.D. in English literature from Brown University. Before arriving at Cal, she taught literature and writing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brown University, and Harvard University, among others. Since 1997, Pat has taught Reading & Composition courses, research, and American Cultures courses at UC Berkeley. She was named an American Cultures Engaged Scholar in 2014. Her area of interest is exploring innovative ways of teaching undergraduate research, including teaching with primary sources and community-based research. Her current focus is a collaborative project with Harry Williams, a Bishop Paiute elder and water activist: the UC Berkeley-Owens Valley Paiute Project, based in Pat’s CW50/150AC class, “Researching Water in the West.”