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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.

Dr. Wang’s research interests include rhetorical theory and history, feminist rhetoric and historiography, comparative rhetoric, Asian/Asian American rhetoric, postcolonial studies, and transnationalism. She has published numerous essays in the journals Advances in the History of Rhetoric, College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC, 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. Currently she is at work on a book project on translated feminism and writing women in early-twentieth-century China.

Dr. Wang has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory/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. Dr. Wang holds 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 as a manuscript reviewer for the major journals in her discipline including College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, and Peitho. At California State University, Fresno, she has served on the University 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.

She joined the Department of English at Fresno State in 2005.