Candice Stratford


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Teaching Experience

I strive to create writing courses that help students make better educational decisions and give them the strategies they need to navigate an increasingly complex and demanding world. I emphasize critical reading and thinking, because clear thinking and clear writing are inseparable. I create real-world writing experiences that tap into students’ interests and curiosities, hoping they will embrace writing as a lifelong pursuit.


I’m interested in the lives of women around the world as represented in literature written by and about them. In particular, I have published articles on trauma writing by female African diaspora writers and the members of Femrite, an organization of women writers in Kampala, Uganda. Currently I am studying Arabic in order to broaden my research of women’s literature to North Africa and the Middle East.

Selected Publications

  • “’Healing a Hurting Heart’:” FEMRITE’s Use of Narrative and Community as Catalysts for Traumatic Healing.” Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies. 2018, vol. 1.
  • “Feet Firmly in Control: The Transmission of Memory in Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow.” Criterion. 2011. p. 123-135.


I’m interested in promoting collaboration among adjunct writing instructors in order to encourage professional development and enhance student learning.

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