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Wendy Tronrud
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Wendy Tronrud

Wendy Tronrud is an educator and writer who is currently working on her doctorate in nineteenth-century American literature and poetry at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation is tentatively titled, “Odd Secrets of the Line”: Geography, Rebellion and Hymnal Transgressions, as it looks at the relationship between poetry, history, and vernacular aesthetics. She holds a Master’s degree in the Teaching of Literature from Bard College’s teaching program and taught at a progressive high school in the South Bronx for a number of years. Currently, she teaches in the English department at Queens College as well as with Bard College’s Masters in Teaching program and the Bard Prison Initiative. She also worked as a Writing Associate at Cooper Union. Her writings about art have appeared in publications like Camera Austria and The Brooklyn Rail and she has worked as an editor for two Lost&Found publications, one on Adrienne Rich’s teaching materials and one on poet Ted Joans’s extra-poetical writings. Interested in the relationship between art and education, in 2014, Wendy participated in a Bard Curatorial student’s final exhibition titled, Deviance Credits, where she focused on the social justice work of Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School and engaged in a conversation with Tim Rollins and K.O.S. at Bard. She also serves as the Education Adviser to the non-profit arts organization, Art Resources Transfer, and has collaboratively developed the online pedagogical tool, Reading Resources, for public libraries, schools and prisons. The yearly guide focuses on a particular artist’s practice and articulates pedagogical strategies from this context, building a pathway to both art and critical literacy skills and knowledge. Thus far, Reading Resources has worked with Glenn Ligon, Lawrence Weiner and is currently developing a guide on Roni Horn.