Lee Skallerup Bessette

Lee Skallerup Bessette grew up Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is in Professional Writing from the Unversité de Sherbrooke and her MA is in Comparative Canadian Literature from the same. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature. Her academic interests are varied: postcolonial speculative fiction, contemporary Haitian literature, translation studies, and life writing. She primarily teaches writing, and thus is also interested in pedagogy, non-traditional learners, and the integration of technology and social media in the classroom. Having taught in two Canadian provinces and three States, both on and off the tenure-track, she writes about issues currently facing higher education, women, and the ever-expanding contingent labor force as well. In her free time, she is also trying to branch out as an Edupreneur.

Lee is a member of the editorial collective at University of Venus. You can also visit her blog at collegereadywriting.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter (@readywriting). She can be reached by email at lee.bessette@gmail.com.

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Most Recent Articles

August 31, 2020
Lee Skallerup Bessette asks us to remember the real culprit when nonrevenue sports are canceled -- the state legislatures that have been reducing institutional funding for decades.
July 26, 2020
The classic.
April 8, 2020
As we approach the end of the semester in our new and unexpected distance delivery mode, the question of assessment is, if it wasn’t already, moving to the forefront of our and our students’ minds.
March 5, 2020
The Harvey Weinstein verdict.
February 27, 2020
The real issue on campus.
January 22, 2020
Responding to Mary Churchill.
November 11, 2019
I don't like listening to podcasts, but making them …
April 24, 2019
I dyed my hair bright red. My daughter, now a full-on tweenager, requested that the bottom half of her waist-length hair be dyed blue.
May 24, 2016
A job change and a role change.  
January 6, 2016
Packing up.  

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July 23, 2014
Returning to the water.
August 14, 2013
The value of summer.
April 18, 2013
It was that time of the year again, one of my favorites: spring when I get to. I love raking, organizing, and generally cleaning up our relatively large lot, and this year was extra-special because we had a lot of large, dead branches littering the yard.  Or, as my kids like to call them, Angry Bird launchers.
April 17, 2012
I have suddenly realized that my children will have a fundamentally different childhood experience than the ones my husband and I had growing up. Before you say, duh, realize that I’m not talking about social media and texting and cell phones and Khan Academy (not to mention that we’re living in a different country). I am talking about my children growing up in a small, rural town, versus the big-city childhood my husband and I both had.
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