Contact InformationJohn Duffy
O'Malley Director, University Writing Program
205 Coleman Morse
Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition
M.A., Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
Specialization: English as a Second Language
M.A., Anglo-Irish Studies, University College, Dublin
Specialization: Anglo-Irish Studies
B.A., English, Boston College
Rhetoric and Disability
2008 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Notre Dame
Writing from These Roots: The Historical Development of Literacy in a Hmong-American Community. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007.
Nystrand, M. and Duffy, J., eds. Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life: New Directions in Research on Writing, Text, and Discourse. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
“Recalling the Letter: The Uses of Oral Testimony in Historical Studies of Literacy.” Written Communication, January 2007, 84-107
“Letters from The Fair City: A Rhetorical Conception of Literacy.” College Composition and Communication, 56:2. 2004, 223-50.
John Duffy’s area of expertise is the historical development of literacy and rhetoric in cross-cultural contexts. He is co-editor of Towards a Rhetoric of Everyday Life and has written a book, Writing from These Roots, documenting the literacy development of Hmong refugees from Laos. Duffy teaches courses on literacy, rhetoric, and literature, and he is the Francis O’Malley Director of the University Writing Program. He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.