Adriana Monteiro Lima
Office: D870 (UHall)
I am a passionate teacher and lifelong learner with a background in Applied Linguistics, English as an Additional Language (EAL), and the Genre-based approach. As an academic writing instructor and writing centre coordinator, I am committed to helping students develop their writing skills and achieve their full potential. I have extensive experience in teaching writing to diverse student populations, including non-native English speakers and students from a wide range of academic abilities.
I believe that everyone has the potential to become a confident and skilled writing, and I am dedicated to helping my students reach their goals. Whether working one-on-one with students or leading writing workshops, I am always striving to make a positive impact on my students' lives and help them develop a lifelong love of learning. Being passionate about indigenous ways of learning, I feel privileged to be in this beautiful land and I welcome suggestions to de-colonize my teaching and learning views.
Office: D874 (UHall)
Broadly speaking, I am fascinated with language and its power to both shape and reflect identities and attitudes. This fascination, coupled with a love of all things horror, has shaped my interests and practices as a teacher and researcher. I hold a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MA and BA in English and history from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before coming to the University of Lethbridge in 2015 to teach rhetoric and composition in the Academic Writing Program, I taught in The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.
I bring an interdisciplinary focus to my research, combining elements of cultural studies, discourse studies, and rhetorical theory. I have published on mesmerism in the fiction of Richard Marsh, Arthur Machen’s engagement with neurology and cerebral localisation discourse, Anna Kingsford’s late-Victorian vegetarian advocacy, and H.P. Lovecraft’s applications for non-anthropocentric ethics. I am currently at work on an article addressing the UK and US media representation of the human microbiome and a monograph, which examines pop-cultural, clinical, and media discourse on human multiplicity.
In my rare moments not teaching or researching, I can be found hiking mountains, watching birds (aka, real life Pokémon), or catching up on the latest creature features (recommendations are always welcome!).