Franziska Tsufim

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
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Pronunciation of Name:
Francisca Tsoofeem
Personal Pronouns:
she/ her

Franziska Tsufim completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Irvine. She currently teaches an ENGL1101 writing course on “Memoirs, Belongingness and the University,” that draws on personal and place-based writing to empower university freshmen in their development as university-level communicators. Dr. Tsufim’s research interests include first-year writing—in particular, autoethnographic writing as a high-impact practice—gender studies, and life writing studies. In addition, she is interested in educational research with a particular eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion. One of her projects on “Fostering Help Seeking Behaviors in Historically Marginalized Student Populations by Introducing Extension Hour Logs into the Classroom” has recently been awarded a DEI mini grant by the POD Network and will launch in the summer of 2023.  

  • PhD in English, University of California, Irvine, 2022


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II

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