Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

Meet WAC

Meet the WAC coordinators, fellows and Writing Intensive Advisory Committee (WIAC)!


Raquel Coy

WAC Coordinator: Writing Fellows and Assessment, Member, Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

Raquel Coy manages the faculty-fellow collaboration requests and all projects related to the cohort of WAC Fellows. Please feel free to contact her if you would like to work with a Fellow on designing writing assignments, rubrics, in-class writing activities, and/or offering workshops for students on effective writing practices.

Raquel Coy can be reached at rcoy@york.cuny.edu

Heather Robinson

WAC Coordinator: Student Advising and Writing Intensive Courses, Chair of the Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

Heather Robinsion works at the intersections of Writing Studies, Applied Linguistics, Writing Program administration, and Feminist Theory. She is the WAC coordinator of writing-intensive (WI) courses and student advisement. Her recent works include a discussion of resisting white supremacy and colonialism in the composition classroom via taking a post-colonial approach to the teaching of writing, and explorations of feminist approaches to program administration and academic labor.

Heather Robinson can be reached at hrobinson@york.cuny.edu.

WAC Fellows

Andrew Fan

Andrew Fan is a PhD graduate student in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research centers on theories of reading and aesthetic reception in 19th and 20th century poetry and novels, with a particular focus on narrative breaks, lapses, omissions, and silences. He holds a BA in Group Language from Occidental College. He has taught First-Year Composition and Great Works of Literature at Baruch College, CUNY.

Alex Viteri

Alex Viteri is a Berlin-based Andean performer and scholar. Viteri is a member of the dance collective MaCA and an ongoing collaborator of the choreographers Juliana Piquero and Marion Budwig. In 2019, they premiered “Fan de Ellas” at the Theater Sophiensaele. Viteri also performed for various iterations of “Apparitions sur le récif ” ICI CCN, Montpellier (2021), and 3bisF, Aix en Provence (2022). In 2021&22, they co-hosted the forum “About Dance” at Lake Studios, Berlin. From 2019 to 2022, they were granted The Saison Foundation Air Partnership, Japan. In September 2022, MaCA premiered its newest work at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. Viteri received a DIS-TANZ-SOLO and RechercheStipendium from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and is an associate artist at BAS, UdK. They are currently writing their Ph.D. dissertation on the authentic ways mountains, plants, and other living organisms participate in a dance’s meaning-making and composition at CUNY and teaches at York College. 

Ibtisam Ammouri

Ibtisam Ammouri is a PhD candidate in the Linguistics program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has conducted research on the Syntax-Semantics interface and is now focusing on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. She has taught Linguistics courses at Lehman College and LaGuardia Community College, and Arabic courses at Columbia University. In addition, she has worked as a writing tutor at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Ibtisam holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Tel Aviv University, and speaks Arabic and Hebrew in addition to English.

Fabián Escalona

Fabián Escalona is a doctoral candidate in Theatre and Performance at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation surveys the circulation of theatre and performance in the Latin American Southern Cone during the late colonial/early republican transitional era. He has taught courses in Theatre History, Art History, Human Rights and Oral Interpretation in New York and Santiago, Chile. He also has been a Writing Across Curriculum fellow at CUNY School of Professional Studies and is a Communication fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, CUNY. In that institute he is also a facilitator of the Inclusive and Antiracist Pedagogy Seminar, for the college’s faculty. As a former theatre critic, he collaborated with theatre journals and magazines in the US, Chile, and France. With a background in Art History and Theory, as well as Latin American Studies, his research interests focus on Latin American Theatre and Performance, Human Rights, and Postcolonial Studies.

Writing Intensive Advisory Committee (WIAC)

Heather Robinson, English, WAC Coordinator

Shoba Parasram, English, Assistant WAC Coordinator

Raquel Coy, English, WAC Fellows Coordinator

Billy Metallinos, Business and Economics

Tatiana Brathwaite, Health Professions

Dawn Roberts-Semple, Earth and Physical Sciences

Meet the WAC coordinators and fellows!