Frances Di Lauro

Senior Lecturer, Chair, The Department of Writing Studies, University of Sydney

Frances Di Lauro is currently the Chair of the Department of Writing Studies in the School of Literature, Art and Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. She is an inter-disciplinary scholar with undergraduate majors in archaeology and religious studies. Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies focused on the analysis of cultural materials, ontological texts, cosmogonies, and apocalyptic and otherworld literature. Her publications include Between Heaven and Hell: Faces of Iniquity and Surrender in Dante Alighieri's 'La Divina Commedia" (2012). Her coedited volumes include On a Panegyrical Note: Studies in Honour of Garry W. Trompf (2007) with Victoria Barker and an introduction by Carole M. Cusack.

Frances has completed graduate studies in higher education teaching and, since 2007 has taught rhetoric, academic writing, argumentation and workplace communications. An early adapter, Frances uses emerging technologies in teaching and has developed innovative ways to use Wikipedia as a participatory writing platform. She maintains a firm academic interest in the persuasive elements of all communicative acts from advertising, political, religious and public discourse, to art, food, travel writing, performance, and song.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2007–2016
    Lecturer, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2013 
    The University of Sydney, Graduate Certificate of Teaching (Higher Education)
  • 2011 
    The Universit of Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    The University of Sydney, BA (Hons 1) Religious Studies
  • 2003 
    The University of Sydney, BA: Religious Studies and Archatology

Publications

  • 2017
    Employing Wikipedia for Good not Evil: Innovative Approaches to Collaborative Writing Assessment (with Rebecca Johinke), Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
  • 2017
    Student Perceptions of Writing with Wikipedia in Australian Higher Education (with Robert E. Cummings), First Monday
  • 2013
    Multimodal Writing Instruction in a Global World (with Susan Thomas, Angela Shetler, and Benjamin Miller), Kairos
  • 2012
    Between Heaven and Hell: Faces of Iniquity and Surrender in Dante Alighieri's "La Divina Commedia", Lambert Publishing
  • 2007
    On a Panegyrical Note: Studies in Honour of Garry W Trompf, Sydney Studies in Religion