Charles Carroll, Ph.D.

Charles Carroll, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Writing Center

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Charlie Carroll is Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of History. He has worked with both the Writing Center and the Sheridan Center since 2014, where he has served as Writing Associate, Teaching Consultant (and as Head Teaching Consultant for Humanities and Social Sciences from 2018-2019), and Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Humanities. In 2018-2019, he was a Faculty Fellow at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where he taught a course on the history of Paris. He has also served with the Petey Greene Program as a co-teacher at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution. A first-generation college student, he holds a B.A. in history and religious studies from Saint Michael's College, an M.A. in history from both the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Brown University, and a PhD in history from Brown University.

Charlie is interested in composition and rhetoric pedagogies, active lecturing practices, and self-deterministic pedagogies. His disciplinary interests are in the history of gender and sexuality in medieval Europe. In 2019-2020, he will be teaching History 1272E: "Paris: Sacred and Profane, Imagined and Real" and History 1978B: "Bearer of Light, Prince of Darkness: The Devil in Premodern Christianity," as well as English 1190M: "The Theory and Practice of Writing." His current research project, "'I Made a New Man in My Mind': Gender and the Making of the University of Paris, c. 1100-1300," combines the histories of rhetoric, education, the body, and masculinities to consider how gendered discourses shaped the institutional identity of one of Europe's oldest universities.