Christine Tardy

About Christine Tardy

Christine Tardy teaches courses in the undergraduate English program, MAESL program, and SLAT PhD program. Her research focuses on the areas of second language writing, genre and discourse studies, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)/Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and the politics and policies of the English language, particularly in institutional contexts. Her work appears in numerous edited collections and in journals such as Written Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, College Composition and Communication, and Discourse & Society. She is co-editor of the Journal of Second Language Writing

Selected Publications


Tardy, C. M. (2016). Beyond convention: Genre innovation in academic writing. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. [link]

Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., & Tardy, C. M. (2016). Ethnographic perspectives on academic writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Tardy, C. M. (2009). Building genre knowledge. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press. [link]

Journal Articles

Tardy, C. M. (2012). Voice construction, assessment, and extra-textual identity. Research in the Teaching of English, 47(1), 64-99.

Tardy, C. M. (2011). Enacting and transforming local language policies. College Composition and Communication, 62(4), 624-661.

Matsuda, P. K., & Tardy, C. M. (2007). Voice in academic writing: The rhetorical construction of author identity in blind manuscript review. English for Specific Purposes, 26(2), 235-249.

Tardy, C. M. (2006). Researching first and second language genre learning: A comparative review and a look ahead. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15(2), 79-101.

Book Chapters

Tardy, C. M. (forthcoming) Representations of professionalization in second language writing: A view from the flagship journal. In P. K. Matsuda, K. O’Meara, & S.E. Snyder (Eds.), Professionalizing second language writing. Parlor Press. 

Tardy, C. M. (2016). Bending genres (or, when is a deviation an innovation?). In N. Artemeva & A. Freedman (Eds.), Trends and traditions in genre studies. Winnipeg, Canada: Inkshed. 

Tardy, C. M. (2015). Discourses of internationalization and diversity in US universities and writing programs. In D. S. Martins (Ed.), Transnational writing program administration (pp. 243-264). Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. 




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Contact Information

Christine Tardy
Associate Professor, English
Telephone: (520) 621-3553
Office: 462 Modern Languages Bldg
Office Hours: Tues. 10:30am-noon; Thurs. 1-2pm


Ph.D. in English Language & Linguistics/English as a Second Language, Purdue University

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University

A.B. in Russian Language & Literature, University of Michigan

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences