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PATRICIA E. O’CONNOR, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. Georgetown University (English) is a sociolinguist currently researching prisoners’ narratives and a grammar of agency; functions of story; Appalachian narratives; teaching writing; prison teaching; and literacy struggles. She has written Speaking of Crime (2000), Literacy Behind Prison Walls (1994) (with Karl O. Haigler, Caroline W. Harlow, and Anne Campbell); and articles on narrative strategies and discourses of violence in Discourse & Society, Text, Pragmatics, Prel Text and articles on service learning in NSEE Quarterly and Watters and Ford Writing for Change
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O’Connor, P.E. The prison cage as home for African American men. Journal of African American Men 6, 71–86 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12111-001-1015-1
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