Cowell Faculty

Margaret C Amis
  • Title
    • Lecturer
    • Assessment Associate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • Cowell College
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Cowell College Academic Building, 210
    • 210 Cowell
  • Office Hours Winter 2022 Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 by appointment and Zoom link arranged by email (
  • Mail Stop Cowell College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • Courses Writing 2: What's in The New Yorker This Week?, Cowell College One, Frequently used textbooks (chapters & speed varying with the class):, Graff & Birkenstein: They Say/I Say 4th edition, Rosenwasser & Stephen: Writing Analytically 7th edition, The New Yorker Magazine

Summary of Expertise

The New Yorker, Restoration Comedy

Research Interests

Writing, Pre- and Early Modern English Literature, prose style, threshold concepts, analytic writing. 

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Teaching Interests

Rhetoric, Threshold Concepts, Prose style, The New Yorker