Elizabeth A. Giorgi
Visiting Assistant Professor of English and JournalismEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-363-2159 Room 209, World Affairs Center
I’m excited to be joining the Beloit College community this year, teaching courses in journalism, creative writing, and literary studies. My main scholarly/creative interests are the intersection of science and the arts, and the ways that science influences the broader culture. I explore these interests in my creative writing, in my research on science communication, and in the classes I teach.
I started my career as a features reporter for a daily newspaper in Pennsylvania, where I covered health and wellness, arts and culture, and human interest topics, writing about everything from roller coasters to training for marathons to the local music scene. Being a journalist is a great career for anyone with a natural curiosity or an interest in social justice: as a journalist, you’re always exploring new topics and ideas, and you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of real people in your community. In my classes, I invite students to experience both of these aspects of journalism for themselves, while also exploring nonfiction storytelling, the role of media in society, and real-world career skills.
Currently, I write and publish (mostly) creative nonfiction and poetry. While I explore many topics and preoccupations in my writing, my most recent creative work has tended to focus on science as a force in modern society and as a metaphor for human experiences like loss, grief, love, and resiliency. I also study science communication, particularly how science is communicated to the public by journalists, and how scientists write and communicate with each other. Through my work, I try to champion science literacy, as well as challenge the view that the humanities and sciences have little to contribute to one another.Edit my profile