bkBenjamin Keating is a doctoral candidate at University of Michigan’s Joint PhD Program in English and Education. Originally from Boston, MA, he holds a BA in English from Kenyon College (2003) and a Master of Fine Arts in English (2008) from the Programs in Writing at the University of California, Irvine. Within the field of rhetoric and composition, his research interests include:

collaborative learning and peer review
linguistic diversity and translingualism
critical race/whiteness theory
qualitative methods in writing research
writing across the curriculum & professional writing
writing program administration


Want to learn more about the field of rhetoric and composition? Wikipedia gives a decent overview here. Also see CCCC, the field’s largest professional organization.