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Sandra Ross

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1980
Office: JEF 150


Biographical Sketch

Sandra Ross, a second generation Trojan and native Angeleno, appreciates the city's history. Married to award winning journalist Steven Mikulan, Sandra spends her time away from USC exploring bookshops, theaters, and art galleries from Venice to East LA. She is a fan of punk rock and an avid art collector, with a focus on contemporary Southern California artists. Sandra also collects pulp fiction novels from the 1950s, finding them insightful sociological documents of the time period, as well as examples of overwrought prose. An advocate for social justice and free speech, she draws inspiration from her students. She recently attended the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication where her paper "The Rhetoric of Apology: Or I'm Sorry YOU Feel that Way" was well-recieved, and is currently writing a murder mystery set in Echo Park which focuses on corrupt developers, gerrymandering, and a hipster cult of fixie riders.
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