Kathleen Tonry

Associate Professor

Associate Director of the Writing Center, Main Campus



Kathleen Tonry is an Associate Professor of English at UConn. She is also the Associate Director of the University Writing Center in Storrs. Tonry’s current research includes a monograph project situated between media studies and the history of the handpress. Press Time: Labor, Temporality and the Long Politics of the Handpress traces the uses of “slow print” as an activist and aesthetic form from the fifteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Working through four historical moments, the study follows the handpress to argue that tracing the reoccupation of historical media forms offers a provocative and salient political history up through our contemporary moment. With Gabe Morrison, Kathleen Tonry is also working on a UConn-wide initiative centered on antiracist writing assessments.


  • Medieval Literature
  • Fifteenth-Century Literary Culture
  • Pre-modern Media Studies
  • Temporality
  • Antiracist Pedagogy
  • Writing Center Studies
Kathleen Tonry
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 124
Office HoursEmail for availability