Katie Baillargeon

Continuing Lecturer

Office Hours

Winter 2020 - please email for appointment

Office Location

Girvetz 1312


Katie Baillargeon teaches a range of academic writing courses, from lower-division Writing 1, 2, ACE, and 50, to upper-division 109s like Writing in the Humanities and Writing in the Social Sciences. She also teaches 107L—Legal Writing—in the professional writing series. Each summer, she runs UCSB's Dissertation Write-in for graduate students across the campus. Her research interests include how these dissertation boot camps aid student writers, food writing, and 17th-century French opera.


Katie Baillargeon teaches several courses. For lower division, she teaches Writing 1, 2, 2LK with Music, and 50. The upper-division courses she teaches include 109HU, 109SS, and 107L. She also developed and runs the Dissertation Write-in first offered in September 2014 to help dissertators from across the campus work through the obstacles that impede writing progress.

For research, Katie wears 2 hats: first, she has a Ph.D. in Musicology and her research involves the transformation of mythological narratives in French Baroque opera; second, she is involved with IRB-approved studies on past dissertation boot camp participants and how these programs help dissertators in the nascent field of Graduate Communication.