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Alexandria Hanson

Alexandria Hanson

Alexandria Hanson

Pronouns: she/her/hers
Assistant Teaching Professor


Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition


  • Ph.D. (with distinction) in 2021 from Syracuse University
  • M.A. and TESOL certificate in 2011 from California State University Stanislaus
  • B.A. in 2008 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Biographic Overview

Alexandria Hanson (she/her/hers) joins the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition in the School of Arts and Sciences in Fall 2022 as an assistant teaching professor. She will teach courses in writing including Practices of Academic Writing.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Hanson was the multilingual student support coordinator at Hamilton College from 2021-22 where she worked with tutors, students, and faculty in areas related to linguistic justice and diversity.

Research Interests

Hanson’s research focuses on the experiences of single moms in higher education, specifically their composition practices and rhetorical strategies. Her work has been published in multiple edited collections and journals, including “Maintaining the Institution: Understanding the Invisible Labor of Single Moms,” which appeared in Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and “Career Killer Survival Kit: Centering Single Mom Perspectives in Composition and Rhetoric,” published in Composition Studies.

Honors and Awards

Her research has been supported by the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship from 2020-21 and the Research Excellence Doctoral Funding Fellowship from 2019-20, both at Syracuse University.

In 2021-22, Hanson was awarded an Autonomous Hamilton Affinity Group grant for work focused on antiracist speaking and writing intensive pedagogy. Hanson has served as co-managing editor of Xchanges since 2021, as well as the childcare grants coordinator for the Conference on College Composition and Communication Feminist Caucus since 2020.