Assistant Professor Todd Ruecker will be at the UNM Bookstore on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. to sign copies of Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College (Utah State University Press, 2015). This event is open to the public.

Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College follows seven Latino students in transition between high school and community college or universities. Ruecker conducts interviews with the students, administrators, and their English and writing teachers to reveal the students’ conflicted experiences as they attempt to balance demands of both schooling and personal responsibilities.

He examines the imperative role that writing plays in college and argues for situating writing programs in larger discussions of high school and college alignment. Transcisiones focuses on what writing programs can do while encouraging engagement and collaboration to make the transition from high school to college writing more successful for this integral group of students.

Todd Ruecker recently finished his Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is an Assistant Professor in the English department at UNM and has published articles in journals such as Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, and Critical Inquiry in Language Studies. His research focuses on investigating issues surrounding the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of education.

The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central.  Please contact Marie Claire Day at 277-1388 or for more information.