Katherine Flowers,
Assistant Professor


2012 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS   39762

Katherine Flowers

Professional Bio

Katherine Flowers specializes in writing studies and teaches courses in academic, digital, public, and professional writing. Her research interests include language policy, translingual theory, multimodality and semiotics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, literacy studies, social movements, and research methodologies. She is currently researching and writing a book about the making of the English-only movement in the United States. In this archival and ethnographic study, she focuses on how people have locally written, discussed, and resisted English-only policies over the past forty years.


PhD  2017  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA  2013  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA  2010  University of Washington
BS  2010  University of Washington

Teaching Interests:

Academic, digital, public, and professional writing.



Flowers, Katherine S. (2016). "Making English local: Chronotopes in language policy discourse." Journal of Language and Politics, 15(4), 468–491.

Professional Honors:

Bordin Gillette Research Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 2015.