Sarah Klotz is Senior Project Specialist and Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Education. Before coming to CUE, Dr. Klotz was an English professor at Butte Community College in Northern California, where she taught basic skills and transfer-level English courses. While there, Dr. Klotz also developed a practitioner inquiry program for community college faculty to examine their individual student success data disaggregated by race, and to create interventions to improve gaps for minoritized students in their classes.
Dr. Klotz’s research focuses on the intersections of race and literacy education in the United States. Following this interest, she has completed projects on the persistence of Native American literacy practices from contact with Europeans through the off-reservation boarding school period. As a teacher-researcher, she has also written on instructional methods grounded in the work of Gloria Anzaldúa. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, and in edited collections published by Routledge and the University of New Hampshire Press. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Remediating Culture: A Rhetorical History of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School which has been awarded funding through an Emergent Research Grant from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Dr. Klotz received her Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies from the University of California, Davis. She also holds an M.A. in English from UC Davis and a B.A. in English and Women and Gender Studies from the College of William and Mary.