Hector Vila
Office
Davis Family Library 224
Tel
(802) 443-2181
Email
hvila@middlebury.edu
Office Hours
By Appointment
Additional Programs
Writing and Rhetoric Program

Professor Vila, an associate professor of Writing & Rhetoric, brings his extensive experience and expertise in experiential learning, student cohort-building, and academic inquiry into inequality to this role. His book, Life Affirming Acts, Education as Transformation in the Writing Classroom  (Heinemann/Boynton-Cook) addresses the tension between race and gender, class, and the education system. Héctor’s book article, Digital Stories in the Liberal Arts Environment: Educational Media Communities at the Margins,” with Barbara Ganley, in Media Communities, Brigitte Hipfl, Theo Hug, ed. (Waxmann, Berlin and New York) demonstrates how digital media can break down harsh boundaries between students and education. Further essays on education, marginalization, and identity are published by the Community Works Journal. Of interest may be More Than a Gesture: Toward a Pedagogy of Community, Degrees of Separation: Helping Students Find Safe Spaces for Thinking and Being, and Star Wars Civilization and Stone Age Emotions. The Ecology of Teaching is an interview about service learning, particularly at Middlebury College.