Abigail Michelini

Assistant Director and Lecturer
Writing & Multiliteracy Center


M.S. in Post-Secondary Education - TESOL, Troy University, 2015
B.A. in English - Creative Writing, Lehigh University, 2014


Abigail Michelini joined CSU Channel Islands in 2017. Previously, she’s taught a mix of in person, hybrid, and online English classes including ESL Reading and Writing, Composition I and II, World Literatures, basic writing, and Sociology. Her writing and multiliteracy center experience includes being a writing tutor, ESL tutor, writing fellow and private tutor throughout her own education. Abigail’s passion for creative writing has made her faculty advisor of two literary arts journals at community colleges. She is currently poetry editor of Oyster River Pages, a literary and artistic collective. Abigail’s work can be found in The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, The Voices Project, and Jazz Cigarette. She is currently a PhD candidate in English - Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation takes a look at rhetorical listening within political spheres.

As Assistant Director of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center, Abigail looks forward to being able to cultivate an atmosphere where interconnectedness forms the foundation for innovation, creativity, and success.


“Black River Cabin” Anthology of Appalachian Writers April 2017
“Limes” The Voices Project November 2016
“my brother as my first poem,” “Shallows,” and “Stowaway” Jazz Cigarette October 2016
“Your Dreams” The Voices Project March 2016

Conference Presentations

“Tracing Meaning in Food Rituals in the Public Sphere” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2017
“Hearing Voices: Affective Intra-actions with Food as Objects” Research Network Forum, College Composition and Communication Conference, March 2017
“Using Graphic Novels as a Tool for Outlines,” Southern WV Community and Technical College, September 2016
“The Role of the Caregiver in Language Acquisition” Troy University Research Conference, April 2015