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Mark Latta, M.A. (A.b.d.) 

(he/ him/ his) 
Co-chair, Department of English 
Assistant Professor of English
Director of Community Engagement
(317) 955-6234
Oldenburg Hall, Room 209


Mark Latta is an assistant professor of English and Director of Community Engagement at Marian University. His research and teaching interests focus on the intersections between writing, critical and posthuman theories, community engagement, and the ways literacy is used to resist oppression and enact futures. Latta gained his first experience teaching through an AmeriCorps term of service at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility.

Latta also directs the Flanner Community Writing Center and has been involved in numerous social practice projects such as CityWrite, a city-wide memoir project in Indianapolis that has collected the personal stories of over 1,100 people since 2012; the Indy East Art Peace project, a arts-based response to community violence through peacebuilding; I Am East 10th Street, a public art memoir installation relating the stories of those who live and work along east 10th Street; and Moving Stories, an examination of the influence of public narratives on public transportation and transit policy.

He has edited and co-created five anthologies and authored numerous scholarly works. Latta was honored to receive the Nuvo Cultural Vision Award (2008), the William H. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion (2012), the Franciscan Values Award (2017), and the Marian University Excellence in Teaching (2020).

Mark is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Education Studies at Indiana University.

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