BA, magna cum laude, Carleton College, 1993
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
Julie Nelson Christoph’s specialty is in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. At Puget Sound, she teaches courses primarily in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture emphasis within the English major, including courses in rhetorical theory, autobiography, literacy and culture, and writing and gender, as well as the writing internship seminar. She holds a joint appointment as Director of the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching.
She has published articles and delivered papers on topics including uses of "the personal" in academic writing, women's rhetoric and literacy in historical perspective, classroom ethnography, composition and writing center pedagogy, and the politics of adult literacy instruction. In 2009-2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Zanzibar, Tanzania.