"What I find so telling about [this] study is that once [Kirsch] gets her 'subjects' talking (and because of the feminist research principles Kirsch uses, they sound like not so much objectified informants as speaking subjectivities), we hear stories that grow out of ambivalences toward academic life and practice . . . tales of the conflicting loyalties, everyday dilemmas, and contradictory feelings that go into the production of academic knowledge and the construction of individual careers in the academy."--John Trimbur, from the Foreword
About the Author
Gesa E. Kirsch is an assistant professor of English at Wayne State University and coeditor (with Patricia A. Sullivan) of "Methods and Methodology in Composition Research."