"On Topic" with Paul Mathieu
This episode’s guest is Paula Mathieu, English professor in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College, and Director of the First-Year Writing Program, and Founder of the Writing Fellows Program there. Paul is the author of the ground-breaking book “Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition”, a book that is especially important in these times of communication that happens in 140 characters or less, and communication that often incites immediate controversy. She’s worked to expand her ideas about what it takes to practice the kind of social justice that a university should foster. She’s on the editorial boards of College Composition and Communication, and the prominent book series, “Writing and Rhetoric."
“When we see people as part of our community, we’re going to make more compassionate and better choices about what needs to happen or how resources should be allocated. And, I think we see each other more through stories than just facts and data.”