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Claire McMurray, Ph.D.

Graduate Writing Specialist
Primary office:
785-864-1875

Claire joined the Writing Center in the summer of 2013. She received her Ph.D. in French (minor in Film Studies) from Yale University in 2010. Her dissertation examined filmic depictions of rural France and implications for French national identity. After receiving her Ph.D. Claire worked as a professional grant writer for the American Jazz Museum and as a study abroad administrator and adjunct instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has tutored writing and taught writing-intensive courses over her graduate and teaching career and enjoys her duties as the KU Writing Center’s Graduate Writing Specialist. She coordinates graduate research write-ins and various writing groups, consults one-on-one with students, runs graduate workshops, and promotes Writing Center resources for graduate students on campus.  Claire speaks fluent French and German and has lived abroad in Brittany, Provence, Paris, Heidelberg, and Trier. She likes to travel, watch foreign films, cook, and kickbox.


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