Dr. Rachael Cayley

Dr. Rachael Cayley

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream


Rachael is an Associate Professor (teaching stream) in the Graduate Cen​tre for Academic Communica​​tion, wher​e she teaches both academic writing and speaking. Before joining the University of Toronto, she worked as an editor at Oxford University Press in Toronto. She has a PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research and a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia.

Rachael has a blog, Explorations of Style, and tweets about academic writing. Her blog and activity on Twitter both reflect an ongoing interest in social media as a site for professional development for academic writers. Her current research concerns the way that thesis supervisors approach their role in assisting novice academic writers tackle major writing projects.