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
critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics
writing program administration
creative writing pedagogy


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.