Nathaniel Farrell

Nathaniel Farrell

Lecturer in College Writing
PhD, Columbia University
research interests:
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Race and Gender Studies
  • Theories of American Politics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • College Writing Program
    MSC 1096-153-122
    Washington University
    1 Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Nathaniel Farrell is a poet, collage artist, and educator and has taught college composition at Washington University since 2011. He holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and is the author of Newcomer (Ugly Duckling Press 2014) and Lost Horizon (UDP 2019). In addition to teaching College Writing, he coordinates the “Citizen Scientist” theme and teaches “The Scholar and Social Change.” His fields of interests include environmental ethics, race and gender studies, and theories of American politics.

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College Writing: Citizen Scientist

Being a citizen of a modern democracy increasingly requires making decisions informed by our understanding of scientific consensus and the backing evidence. The stakes of these decisions range from the future of a warming planet to the benefits of vaccinations and GMOs to the persistence of racial bias and gender inequality. Citizen Scientist uses these and other topics at the intersection of civic responsibility and academic research to introduce students to college writing.