Christopher Basgier


Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award (2012)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


Christopher Basgier received his B.A. in English and American Literature at the University of Virginia in 2004, and his M.A. in English and American Literature at the University of Alabama in 2006. He then went on to Indiana University where he will earn his Ph.D. in English in 2013.

Basgier specializes in rhetoric and composition, with a particular emphasis in genre theory and writing across curriculums. He has spent the beginning of his graduate career teaching English. He was a Graduate Assistant from 2004-2005, and Graduate Teaching Assistant the next year, at the University of Alabama. He then moved to the University of New Hampshire where he was an Adjunct Lecturer for the 2006-2007 school year. While working on his Ph.D. at I.U., Basgier was an Associate Instructor of English from 2008 to 2011, and a Teaching Fellow for the Department of English in 2011. He has taught a wide range of courses during his graduate career, including first year composition, professional writing, argumentative writing, and advanced composition.

Basgier is the recipient of the University of New Hampshire's Department of English Fellowship in 2006, a Teaching Fellowship from the Department of English at Indiana University in 2011, and the Culbertson Dissertation Fellowship, also from Indiana University, in 2012. He has earned the Web Markup and Style Coding Certificate, as well as the Website Development Fundamentals Certificate from the University of Informational Technology Services at Indiana University in 2011. Also from Indiana University, Basgier received the RAW Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Department of English in 2008, and the Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award in 2012.