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Dr. Bo Wang

DR. BO wangDr. Bo Wang, Professor of English, earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. She joined Fresno State's English Department in 2005.

Dr. Wang teaches a variety of courses in rhetorical theory and history, feminist rhetoric, writing theory and pedagogy, and academic literacy. In the past few years, under her guidance, nine graduate students presented their papers at major conferences in Rhetoric and Composition. She has served on the University's Writing Across the Curriculum Advisory Council and several Department and College committees. As Co-Director of the First-Year Writing Program, she has done extensive work mentoring graduate teaching associates, developing the common curriculum, and designing program policies and procedures.

A historian, she works in the intersections of comparative/cultural rhetoric, feminist/gender studies, postcolonial studies, and transnationalism. Her writing has appeared in the journals Advances in the History of Rhetoric, College Composition and Communication, College English, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly as well as in the edited collections Comparative Rhetoric: The Art of Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places and Spaces and Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric—the latter received the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize in 2009 from the Modern Language Association of America for distinguished research in language and culture. Her 2013 RSQ essay “Comparative Rhetoric, Postcolonial Studies, and Transnational Feminisms: A Geopolitical Approach” was nominated for the Kathleen Ethel Welch Outstanding Article Award, and her 2015 co-edited A Symposium on Comparative Rhetoric received Special Recognition for the Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award. Her most recent publications include “Ren, Reciprocity, and the Art of Communication: Conversing with Confucius in the Present” in the contributed volume After Plato:Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Teaching of Writing (July 2020) and a forthcoming essay in Rhetoric Review (2021).

Dr. Wang has held two national disciplinary leadership positions, Executive Committee Member for the Conference on College Composition and Communication and Advisory Board Member for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric Series and on the Editorial Board of Peitho. She also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the major journals in her discipline including College Composition and Communication, Peitho, Rhetoric Review, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and for Routledge and several other academic publishers.