I am an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech, where I teach in the undergraduate program in Professional and Technical Writing, and PhD program in Rhetoric and Writing. I research the cultural politics of information design, institutional rhetoric, and Asian American rhetoric. My research and teaching is backed by seven years of industry experience as a document designer and professional writer. I am also Co-Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Asian/Asian American Caucus.
My current major research project is a study of affect and emotional labor on the academic job market. I have presented on wide ranging topics including the rhetorics of cosmetic surgery, composition of mixtapes, cultures of BitTorrent communities, and graduate student professional development at national conferences across disciplines like rhetoric and composition, technical communication, computers and writing, digital humanities, and Asian American studies. My scholarship has been published in College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition, Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, and the International Journal for the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning. More recently, I co-edited Building a Community, Having a Home, a collection documenting a history of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Asian/Asian American Caucus (Parlor Press, 2017). My book chapter on feminist rhetorics and interaction design was published in Rhetoric and Experience Architecture (Parlor Press, 2017), and my article, “What Can Asian Eyelids Teach Us About User Experience Design? A Culturally Reflexive Framework for UX/I Design,” appeared in Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization 10.1.