Natalie Mera Ford
Natalie Mera Ford is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and the Multilingual Writing Specialist in the Writing Associates Program at Swarthmore College. She also recently served as a Fellow of The Unbinding Prometheus Project, an arts and humanities education project bringing scholars from across the University of Pennsylvania together with global institutions, artists and public communities of learning. Before coming to Swarthmore, Natalie taught writing and literature at Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, and the University of York, U.K., as well as English for researchers and professionals in France, Denmark, and England.
Natalie’s experience as an interdisciplinary scholar and a Cambridge CELTA-qualified instructor informs her composition courses and pedagogical research. In addition to co-editing a special issue of The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, she has published several peer-reviewed articles on the intersection of psychology and literature in nineteenth-century Britain. Her recent conference presentations include talks on the medical humanities, and she offers a course that explores rhetoric in physician, patient, and witness narratives. At present she is collaborating with Grace Wetzel on an article project that explores uses of mindfulness in first-year English courses.