Mara Lee Grayson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition and rhetoric, composition pedagogy, racial literacy, and interdisciplinary studies. Her research focuses on equitable composition pedagogy, race rhetorics, and racial literacy in writing studies.
Grayson's work has appeared in English Education, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, English Journal, Fiction, and numerous essay collections. She received the 2018 Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award for her article "Race Talk in the Composition Classroom: Narrative Song Lyrics as Texts for Racial Literacy." Her recent book, Teaching Racial Literacy: Reflective Practices for Critical Writing (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), provides theoretical framing and practical suggestions for instructors seeking to implement antiracist pedagogies in composition classrooms.
Grayson holds a PhD in English Education from Columbia University and an MFA in Creative Writing from The City University of New York. She has taught in numerous public and private universities and two-year colleges in New York and California.