Lindsay Rose Russell

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Research Interests

English language lexicography and description, rhetorical theory and practice, rhetorical genre studies, feminist historiography, queer theory, histories of the English language


  • PhD, University of Washington (2012)
  • MA, University of Washington (2008)
  • BA, Georgetown University (2003)


History of the English Language (English 403, 584), Descriptive English Grammar (English 402), Introduction to Composition Theory and Practice (English 481), Profanity, Obscenity, Vulgarity (English 396), Genre Emergence and Change (English 582), Genre Histories and Theories (English 584), Rhetoric, Gender, and Disciplinarity (English 584), Rhetoric and the Body (English 584)

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Research Output

Sharper Tools: Missionary Women's Lexicography in Asia

Russell, L. R., 2019, The Whole World in a Book: Dictionaries in the Nineteenth Century. Ogilvie, S. & Safran, G. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 255 276 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Toward a feminist historiography of lexicography

    Russell, L. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Dictionaries. 39, 1, p. 167-183 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Women and Dictionary Making: Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography

    Russell, L. R., Aug 3 2018, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 264 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • Defining moments: Genre beginnings, genre invention, and the case of the English-language dictionary

    Russell, L. R., Apr 2016, Genre and the Performance of Publics. Reiff, M. J. & Bawarshi, A. (eds.). Utah State University Press, p. 83-99 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter