I am Associate Professor and Director of Professional and Technical Writing at Virginia Tech, where I am also core faculty in the PhD program in Rhetoric and Writing. I research the cultural politics of information design, institutional rhetoric, and Asian American rhetoric. I also have seven years of industry experience as a document designer and professional writer.
My current 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 appeared in College Composition and Communication; Rhetoric Review; Technical Communication; Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization; and Computers and Composition. I co-edited Building a Community, Having a Home, which documents a history of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Asian/Asian American Caucus (Parlor Press, 2017). Forthcoming work includes an article in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture.