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Ph.D. Language and Literacy Studies/ Composition Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (1998)
M.A. Multidisciplinary Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Media Studies, Education, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi (1993)
B.A. English and History, The University of Texas at Austin (1989)

Recent Courses

Community,Schools And Society
S/T: Exploring The Arts: Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat
S/T: Exploring The Arts: Writing About Nature
The Middle School Student: Development Across The Continuum
Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture And The Arts

Personal Statement

My conception of education begins with the idea of currere, the Latin root of curriculum. Currere, meaning "to run the course," suggests to me that curriculum is best understood as a journey, rather than a set list of skills and standards to memorize.
It follows then, that I advocate creative learning environments in which students actively explore their worlds in order to construct meaning. The arts play a central role in my conception of schooling as does a focus on issues of direct importance to young people, including their natural environment, their home cultures and personal identities, as well as issues of social justice affecting us all.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Youth Literacies, Adolescent Literature and Film, Composition Theory, Creative Writing and Arts-based Education, Labor Studies in Education

Research Interests

Adolescent Literacy; Youth Cultures, Literature and Media; Queer Youth and Education


Linné, R. Benin, L. & Sosin, A. (2009). Collaborating for Labor Consciousness: The Education & Labor Collaborative in Collaboration in Education, edited by Judith Slater and Ruth Ravid. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Linné, R, Benin, L. & A. Sosin (2009). Organizing the Curriculum: Perspectives on Teaching the US Labor Movement. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Linné, Rob (2001). Teacher Perspectives on the Standards Movement: Urban to Suburban. In J. Kincheloe & D. Weil (Eds.) Standards and Schooling in the United States. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Publishing.

Refereed Articles

Linné, R. Benin, L. & Sosin, A. (2009), Organizing the Curriculum: What Do Students Learn About Labor in School? New Voices in Labour Studies.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Multiple New York City Theater Reviews in Off & On, a magazine focussed on theater and performance in the city.

Professional Activities

Editorial Board of International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, The Journal of Culture and Education, and Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
Adolescent Literature Reviewer for The ALAN Review.

Community and Corporate Leadership

Steering Committee, The Education & Labor Collaborative.
Steering Committee, The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.