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Kristina Oakes Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Department of Literature

Send email to Kristina Oakes
(202) 885-6364 (Office)
CAS - Literature
Sports Center Annex - 120
Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-11, 2:30-3:30, Wednesdays 10-2 (by appointment only)
MA, Boston College

Kristina Kasik Oakes earned her MA from Boston College and her BA from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to teaching at AU she taught high school English in Central Virginia and writing at Central Virginia Community College. Her academic interests focus on the creation of the self in writing and the exploration of how writing unlocks the inner psyche. She also teaches a Complex Problems course centered on podcasts as a form of new media. Her personal interests revolve primarily around her three children and husband. In the little time left for herself, she enjoys knitting, swimming, watching British crime dramas, and reading contemporary fiction.
See Also
Writing Studies Program
Atrium: Student Writing from American University's Writing Studies Program
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Spring 2022

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

Fall 2022

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Podcasts and Persuasion

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive