Genie Nicole Giaimo (Editor) is Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Center at Middlebury College in Vermont. Along with Yanar Hashlamon, she is the special editor of a recent WLN issue (January – February 2020) on wellness and care in writing center work. Her work has been published in Praxis, Journal of Writing Research, The Journal of Writing Analytics, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Research in Online Literacy Education, and Kairos, as well as a number of edited collections (Utah State University Press, Parlor Press). She is past Vice President and Conference Chair (2018) of ECWCA and is currently Vermont State Representative for NEWCA. She is also Co-Chair of the IWCA Collaborative. Her current research utilizes quantitative and qualitative models to answer a range of questions about behaviors and practices in and around writing centers, such as tutor attitudes towards wellness and self-care practices, tutor engagement with writing center documentation, and students’ perceptions of writing centers.
As editor, this is Genie’s first book length engagement with the topic of wellness and care in writing centers, though she is currently finalizing an academic monograph on this topic. A native of New York City, she lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Middlebury, Vermont.
Nicole Pollack (Editorial Assistant) is a senior (winter 2021) at Middlebury College majoring in environmental policy and minoring in food studies. She was a Head Tutor at the Middlebury Writing Center from 2020 – 2021. Her work has been published in the Journal of Student Research, Cleveland Magazine, and InsideClimate News. She was a 2018 Middlebury Fellow in Narrative Journalism, studied environmental communication during a SEA Semester in the fall of 2019, and serves as a news editor and environmental reporter for the Middlebury Campus. She is currently an editorial fellow at Sierra Magazine and is completing a senior thesis on Ohio’s past and current energy policies and legislation.