Arline Votruba (she/they) is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Votruba is a 2022-2023 Grace Berry Award for Women in Graduate Studies recipient and the first place winner of CGU’s 2022 The Big Pitch competition. Votruba works as a Senior Consultant at the CGU Center for Writing & Rhetoric where she has worked as a Writing Consultant since July 2020. During her term serving as the President of Graduate Student Council she co-hosted and co-produced CG(You): Grad Student Council Talks. She received her MA from Iowa State University in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication in 2018 and earned a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from Keene State College in 2016. Votruba’s current research is positioned at the intersection of medical humanities, cultural studies, and gender studies and will contribute to reproductive justice discourse. Through interviews, Votruba’s dissertation centers the voices of folks living with endometriosis to explore the relationship between endometriosis patient and healthcare practitioner to uncover how medical transactions reveal why there remains an average ten-year delay in diagnosis of endometriosis. Outside of academia, Arline enjoys sunshine, travel, and campfires.
Adjunct Professor, Writing 350, Claremont Graduate University
Votruba is the instructor for Claremont Graduate University’s Thesis & Dissertation Writing course. In this role, Votruba had developed the course design and curriculum, presents lectures, and guides students in the post-coursework phase navigating thesis, dissertation proposal, and dissertation writing.
Professional Writing Consultant, San Diego State University
Votruba conducts one-on-one sessions with graduate students at San Diego State University’s Graduate Student Writing Center. Offering critical feedback and instruction to students across disciplines, Votruba supports students working on coursework, qualifying exams, and major degree projects like MA theses, capstone projects, and dissertations.
Senior Consultant, Center for Writing and Rhetoric
With two years of experience conducting writing sessions with graduate students, Votruba currently serves as a Senior Consultant, supporting newer CWR Consultants to thrive. Votruba helps serve on the hiring committee, participates in training new Consultants, and supports other projects at the CWR.