Peter Mortensen

Associate Professor of English

  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, 207 Swanlund Administration Building, M/C 304, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
  • 217-333-6677
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Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1989; B.A., University of California, San Diego (Revelle College), 1983

Office Hours

By appointment (call Melinda Schaefer at the number above)

Research Interests

History of rhetoric and literacy in the U.S., qualitative study of literacy, research ethics


Writing Studies



  • Women and Literacy: Local and Global Inquiries for a New Century. Ed. Beth Daniell Mortensen and Peter Mortensen. New York: Routledge, 2007. 21 Nov. 2008.
  • Eldred, Janet C., and Peter Mortensen. Imagining Rhetoric: Composing Women of the Early United States. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002. 21 Nov. 2008.
  • Ethics and Representation in Qualitative Studies of Literacy. Ed. Gesa E. Kirsch and Peter Mortensen. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1996. 21 Nov. 2008.

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