Katherine Flowers

Katherine Flowers

Assistant Professor


2012 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • PhD  2017  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA  2013  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BA  2010  University of Washington
  • BS  2010  University of Washington

Teaching Interests

Academic, digital, public, and professional writing


Katherine Flowers specializes in writing studies and teaches courses in academic, digital, public, and professional writing. Her research interests include language policy, translingual theory, multimodality and semiotics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, literacy studies, social movements, and research methodologies. She is currently researching and writing a book about the making of the English-only movement in the United States. In this archival and ethnographic study, she focuses on how people have locally written, discussed, and resisted English-only policies over the past forty years.


Flowers, Katherine S. (2016). "Making English local: Chronotopes in language policy discourse." Journal of Language and Politics, 15(4), 468–491.

Professional Honors

Bordin Gillette Research Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 2015.

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