Peter Shipman


My work rethinks composition pedagogy from specifically working-class, disabled, and queer of color perspectives. Central to my teaching is the use of “critical memoir,” a writing practice which blends critical analysis with personal reflection in order to help students explore the political situatedness of their own experience. Opposed to the violence of whiteness, classism, ableism, and heteronormativity, my work ultimately affirms the need to engage lived experience within any pedagogical or critical method.

Research Focus

  • Critical Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
  • Pedagogy and Compositional Theory
  • Asexuality, Non-Monogamy, and Friendship
  • Queer Studies
  • Working Class Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Critical Race Studies

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