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)
S/T: Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat
Youth Literacies: Literature, Culture And The Arts
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.
Youth Literacies, Adolescent Literature and Film, Composition Theory, Creative Writing and Arts-based Education, Labor Studies in Education
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.
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.
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.