Helen Sword

About the author

Helen Sword is a scholar, award-winning teacher, and poet who has published widely on modernist literature, higher education pedagogy, digital poetics, and academic writing, including 5 single-authored books from major university presses. Born and raised in Southern California, she received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and is now Professor and Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland. A passionate advocate of creativity and craftsmanship in scholarship, teaching, and the arts, Helen received the University of Auckland's 2007 Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching, the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ Medal for a scholar who has made a major impact on the tertiary education research environment of New Zealand, and the University of Auckland's 2017 Research Excellence Award. Her popular academic writing workshops for faculty and doctoral students have taken her to more than 60 universities and conferences in 17 countries across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia.

Websites: The Writing BASE (resources for writers)The Writing BASE (resources for writers) | The Writer's Diet The Writer's Diet (sentence diagnostics) | Stoneflower Path The Stoneflower Path (digital poetry)

See also: Helen Sword's profile at the University of Auckland

Email: h.sword@auckland.ac.nz