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First-Year English


Ruthanne Hughes

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina



Ruthanne is currently pursuing both an MA and PhD in Linguistics at USC. With a focus in Second and Foreign Language Acquisition, her research interests include teacher characteristics and the intersection of theory and pedagogy. Ruthanne graduated Summa Cum Laude from USC with Honors from SC Honors College, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and completing a thesis entitled Postmodernism and Buddhism in Bhutan: A Postmodern Woman in a Modernizing Land.