Director, Writers' Centre
Assistant Professor Tait Bergstrom first became interested in second language literacy at Dartmouth College as a student of modern and classical Chinese language and literature. He did his doctoral work in language and literacy at the University of Washington, where he was the principal investigator for a research group designing educational software. His research involves interactional sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, multimodal communication, and the rhetoric of digital non-human actors such as data products and algorithms. He has also worked in China for an educational materials publisher and created comics for a children’s English language newspaper. He still makes comics with his friends when he can find the time.
Applied linguistics, second language literacy, writing centre studies, multimodal composition, procedural rhetoric, materialist rhetoric, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, membership categorisation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics