University of Minnesota
literacy & rhetorical studies
center for writing

link to lrs homepageCenter for Writing's home page.


image of study groupThe greatest strength of the Literacy and Rhetorical Studies minor is its vibrant community of faculty and graduate students from across the disciplines.

Visit the faculty page to learn more about who is on the LRS faculty and their research interests.

LRS graduate students customize their minor by selecting courses around their own focus and interests. Visit the graduate students page to see selected students and sample programs.

If you are interested in joining the LRS community as a student or faculty member, please contact Director of Graduate Studies Richard Graff (see contact below). If you are a student on the Duluth campus, please contact UMD LRS faculty member Dr. David Beard (Department of Writing Studies, UM-Duluth) directly at or 218-726-8442. For administrative questions about LRS minor, please contact Terri Wallace, DGS Assistant, at or 612-626-7583.

Richard Graff
Director of Graduate Studies, LRS Minor
Associate Professor, Writing Studies
221 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455