Katie Baillargeon teaches a range of academic writing courses, from lower-division Writing 1, 2, ACE, and 50, to upper-division 105s and 109s like Writing in the Humanities, Writing in the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric. 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 and she has recently expanded into faculty writing consultations and workshops. Her research interests are varied, and include graduate student writing, how dissertation boot camps aid student writers, food writing, and 17th-century French opera.
Outside of the writing-specific classroom, she teaches freshman Discovery Seminars on food writing from time to time, mentors Raab Writing Fellows when interests align, and mentors Writing Program Teaching Associates.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.
Katie was the 2018 Bazerman Faculty Fellow.
"Dissertation Boot Camps, Writing as a Doctoral Threshold Concept, and the Role of Extra-Disciplinary Writing Support" Composition Forum 45 (Fall 2020)