Ellen Carillo


Associate Professor of English

Writing Coordinator at UConn’s Waterbury Campus


Ellen is the author of Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer (Utah State UP, 2015), A Writer’s Guide to Mindful Reading (WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado, 2017) and Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America (forthcoming Utah State UP, 2018).


Her scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric Review; Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture; Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy; WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship; The Writing Center Journal; Currents in Teaching and Learning; as well as in several edited collections. She has also guest-edited a special issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship on the role of reading in writing centers.


Ellen is co-founder of the Role of Reading in Composition Studies Special Interest Group of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and regularly presents her scholarship at regional and national conferences. She has been awarded grants from the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), CCCC, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA).