Cathy Birkenstein

Best-selling author, professor, and veteran teacher

Cathy Birkenstein, a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is co-author with Gerald Graff of “They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing” and, with Graff and Russel Durst, of the reader version of that same textbook. She has published on writing in “College English,” and, with Gerald Graff, in “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” “Academe,” “College Composition and Communication,” and the book “Literary Study, Measurement, and The Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment,” and has given talks and workshops with Gerald at numerous colleges, conferences, and high schools.