Tori White


TA Consultant

I’m Tori White, a second year TAC and a PhD candidate in the department of Comparative Literature, with a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. My dissertation is about Renaissance lyric poetry, and the big themes that I write about are gender, genre, and translation.

Alongside my research and teaching for my home department, I’m also interested in ways of thinking about teaching and writing that aren’t solely based in the humanities. Just as serving as a Graduate Writing Fellow has helped me to see writing within my own discipline with fresh eyes, my TAC work has allowed me to see what teaching and learning can look like across the disciplines. In other words, interdisciplinary teaching, research, and consulting have clarified for me the types of questions humanists ask, the research methods we use, and the genres in which we habitually write, while also allowing me to join larger conversations about education.

In my classroom, I’m always committed to fostering a collaborative learning environment—one that is student-centered and inclusive of all kinds of people, regardless of their background, learning style, or major. In sum, I love teaching, talking about teaching, and working with people, and this is why I’m so excited to serve as a TAC again this year!

When I’m not working or hanging out with my daughter, I’m probably either obsessing over my fantasy baseball team, gardening, or cooking. And my greatest vice is coffee: I’m always glad to meet up and talk shop over a cuppa joe!