Paul A Prior

Professor of English


Writing Studies, Science, Technology, and Digital Media, Philology/Linguistics/Grammar


Paul Prior is a Professor in English and the Center for Writing Studies, Director of the Center for Writing Studies, and is an Editor of Research in the Teaching of English.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Writing Studies
  • Writing Studies, Literate Activity, Dialogic Theory, Semiotic Practice, Applied Linguistics, Genre, CHAT and ANT.



  • Prior, Paul. Writing/Disciplinarity: A Sociohistoric Account of Literate Activity in the Academy. Taylor Francis/LEA, 1998.

Edited Books

  • Prior, Paul, and Julie Hengst. Exploring Semiotic Remediation as Discourse Practice. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Bazerman, Charles, and Paul Prior. What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analysis of Texts and Textual Practices. Taylor Francis/LEA, 2004.

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