Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Lindsay Rose Russell

Assistant Professor of English

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Office Hours

  • Wednesdays, 9am to 11am


PhD, University of Washington (2012), MA, University of Washington (2008), BA, Georgetown University (2003)


Genre Emergence and Change (English 582), Introduction to Composition Theory and Practice (English 481), History of the English Language (English 403), Descriptive (and Prescriptive) English Grammar (English 402)

Research Interests

histories of the English Language, English language lexicography and description, rhetorical theory and practice, rhetorical genre studies, feminist historiography

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • "This Is What A Dictionary Looks Like: The Lexicographical Contributions of Feminist Dictionaries." International Journal of Lexicography 25.1 (2012): 1-29.

Works in Progress

  • The Sleeping Dictionary: Women and the History of the English Language Dictionary. (book manuscript)
  • “Lexicographies of Conversion: The American Missionary Work of Dictionary Making.” (article)