Xiaobo Wang

Writing Center Director

Xiaobo Wang holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. She was an intern of Business Communication Strategy at Goizueta Business School, Emory University. Her papers and research projects have been presented at academic conferences such as MLA, RSA, CCCC, ATTW, SAMLA, SWCA, and so on. She has 10 years of teaching experience on the university level, and her teaching and research interests and experience are, but not limited to: Digital Humanities, Transnational Rhetoric and Communication, Comparative Rhetoric, China Studies, Technical and Professional Communication, British and American Literature, Translation and Interpretation, English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English for academic purposes (EAP), and French. 


Education

PhD| Georgia State University| 2017

Courses Taught

First-Year Writing (Composition I & II)

Business Communication Strategy

A Brief History of British Literature

Intensive Reading

Extensive Reading

Advanced French

College Writing 

Accomplishments

University Doctoral Fellowship, Georgia State University, 2011-2017

Travel Scholarship, International Rhetoric Workshop (Uppsala, Sweden), 2016

Michael Leff Grant, Rhetoric Society of America, 2015

Graduate Travel Scholarship, Association for Business Communication, 2016 

Graduate Travel Grant, Computers and Writing Conference, 2016 

Graduate Travel Grant, Asian Studies Center, Georgia State University, 2015 

Graduate Travel Grant, Modern Language Association (Vancouver, BC, Canada), 2015

Publications

Book Chapters

A Comparative Study of Chinese and Canadian Intellectual Property Laws (with Shihu Yang and Pan Chen), China Social Science Publishing House. 2010. Print.

The Planning Book of Asia Bank’s Program for the Transportation of Lanzhou City (with Shihu Yang and Pan Chen). 2010. Print.

 

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

“The Communication Design of WeChat: Ideological as well as Technical Aspects of Social Media” (with Baotong Gu), Communication Design Quarterly Review, December, (2015).

“Huang Zongxi’s and John Locke’s Rhetoric Toward Modernity,” International Research & Review, 2. (2012).

“The Postmodern Indeterminacy in The Golden Notebook” (with Shihu Yang), Gansu Social Science, 2 (2010) (CSSCI, Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index).

“Ecology in the Bible” (with Shihu Yang), Journal of Northwest Normal University (Social Sciences), 47.2 (2010) (CSSCI).

“Quest for Meaning­­­­­­: Anna’s Spiritual Journey in The Golden Notebook”, The Silk Road, 4 (2010) (CNKI, China National Knowledge Insfrustructure).

“Shakespeare’s Conceits”, Translator’s Digest, 2 (2009).

Chinese Translation of “Lord Chesterfield-Letters to His Son”, Translator’s Digest, 5 (2009).

 

Works in Progress

Book Chapter for Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives: “World Citizenship and Advocacy: A Transnational Rhetoric and Communication Model,” edited by Godwin Agboka and Natalia Matveeva. (Anticipated publication in 2018 with Routledge)

English Translation of classical Chinese rhetorical texts, book chapters for Sources of Non-Western Rhetorical Traditions, edited by Hui Wu and Tarez Samra Graban (Proposal accepted).

Journal Article manuscript to Rhetoric, Professional, Communication, and Globalization: “Face, Precious memories, and Poetic lifestyle vs. Dis/appearance of Truth,” edited by Guiseppe Getto and Huatong Sun. (Proposal Accepted)

Journal Article manuscript to Rhetoric Society Quarterly: “Obama-as-Mao: National Leaders as Transnational Resources for Rhetorical Invention,” collaboration with Zoë Carney. (Manuscript ready for submission)

Presentations

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: Chinese Feminism Between High and Low Arts,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2017.

“The Unboxing of Techne: Thinking Outside the Algorithms,” Workshop facilitator and presenter, Computers and Writing, Findlay, OH, June, 2017.

“Cultivating Research Capacity through International Exchanges about Higher Education Writing Research,” workshop facilitator, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, March 2017.

“Face, precious memories, and poetic lifestyle vs. dis/appearance of truth,” with Baotong Gu, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, March 2017.

“Digital Advances and Transnational Literacy: Cultivating World Citizens,” GSU (Georgia State University) Conference on Digital Literacy, Atlanta, GA, February 2017.

“Transnational Literacy and Transnational Communication Model,” Council for Programs of Technical Scientific Communication, Savannah, GA, October 2016.

 “Transnational Babel of Cultures,” Cultural Rhetorics Conference (East Lansing, MI), October 2016

 “Building the New Babel of World Englishes,” Symposium on Second Language Writing. Tempe, AZ, October 2016.

 “Proposal for Composition Research and Instruction for ESL Students in China’s Underdeveloped Region Gansu,” International Writing Across Curriculum Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 2016.

 “Huang Zongxi's Rhetoric of Change: Human Rights, Civic Rights, and Democracy for the Dawn of China,” Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

 “WeChat as Activist Agent: Rhetoric and Change in Transnational Publics,” Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

 “Transnational Model of Digital Literacy,” Computers and Writing, Rochester, NY, May 2016

 “Building the Babel of Transnational Literacies: Preparing Textbooks for World Citizens,” with Baotong Gu, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Houston, TX, April 2016

 “Change of Free Speech: Facebook & WeChat as Cases,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 2016.

 “Convergence of Communication Design: Private Setting of Facebook & WeChat,” Asian/Asian American Caucus Roundtable, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 2016.

“Building the Babel of Transnational Literacy: A Tutoring Model,” Southern Writing Centers Association, Columbus, GA, February 2016.

 “An Archetypal Study on Male, Female, and Transgender in Chinese Literature: Journey of Flower as Case Study,” South Atlantic Modern Language Convention, Durham, NC, November 2015.

 “A Modest Proposal for the Composition Research and Instruction in China’s Universities: Underdeveloped Regions Need Attention,” 13th Asian Teaching of English as a Lingua Franca, International Conference, Nanjing, China, November 2015.

 “WeChat’s Communication Design as Activism,” Computers and Writing Conference, University of Stout, WI, June 2015.

 “Transnational Literacy and the Postmodern Babel,” Transnational Rhetoric and Communication Workshop, Rhetoric Society of America, University of Madison, WI, June 2015.

 “Babel Building for World Citizens: A Cosmopolitan Perspective on Tutoring,” Southern Writing Centers Association, Nashville, TN, February 2015.

 “Rhetoric of Three in Chinese Literature”, New Voices Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2015.

 “More than Just Classes: Using Grad School to Improve Opportunities in the Academic Job Search,” SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.

 “Cultural Babel for World Englishes”, 7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Athens, Greece, September 2014.

 “Calling Attention to Intercultural and Multicultural Literacies: Preparing Students for Transnational Workplaces”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.

“Unveiling the Myth of Indirectness and Directness,” correspondent to Meng Yu, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.

 “Yinhe Li: a Chinese Woman Warrior”, 2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2013.

 “Huang Zongxi and John Locke’s Rhetoric Toward Modernity,” Phi Beta Delta Society Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2012.

 

INVITED LECTURES

 “Chinese Composition History,” Guest lecture for Composition Theory (Graduate level class), Department of English, Georgia State University, July 13, 2016

Business Writing, STAR Format Evaluation on Storytelling Presentation, Department of English, Georgia State University, April 11, 2016

Business Writing (undergraduate level class), STAR Format Evaluation on Storytelling Presentation, Department of English, Georgia State University, April 13, 2016

Business Writing, Special Topic on Chinese Professional Communication and Doing Business with China, Department of English, Georgia State University, February 10, 2015

“WeChat and Activism for Free Speech and Democracy,” Asian Studies Center (Brown Bag Series), Georgia State University, March 2015