Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Xiqiao Wang
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Xiqiao Wang

Assistant Professor

Office: 233 Bessey Hall

Email: wangx14@msu.edu


Research Areas

Transnational literacy, digital literacy, translingual pedagogy, multimodal composition


I am an assistant professor at the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Culture. I earned my doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University, with a focus on literacy education, especially writing research and digital literacies. My previous work as a writing teacher, literacy researcher, and teacher educator has allowed me to develop a research program that attends to the dynamic intersection of social, cultural, and economic conditions of literacy learning and teaching in the context of globalization and transnational movements of peoples, artifacts, ideas, and text.


Ph.D. in Literacy Education. 2013. Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition. 2005. English Department, College of Arts and Letters, University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida, USA.

Representative Work


Fraiberg, S., Wang, X., & You, X. (2017). Inventing the world grant university: Chinese international students' mobilities, literacies, and identities. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press.

Journal Articles:

Wang, X. (2017). Spatial and literacy practices of Chinese international students across a college bridge writing classroom and WeChat. Language and Education. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ZTqC6rnCK4QstthUkqFD/full

Wang, X. (2016). Transnational students' literacy and networking practices. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 60(6), 687-696. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jaal.623/full

De Costa, P., Canagarajah, S., Singh, J., Wang, X., Fraiberg, S., & Milu, E. (2017). Pedagogizing translingual practice: Prospects and possibilities. Research in the Teaching of English, 51(4), 464-472.

Kiernan, J., Meier, J., & Wang, X. (2016). Negotiating languages and cultures: Enacting translingualism through a translation narrative assignment. Composition Studies, 44(1), 89-107.

Selected Courses Taught

WRA 1004: Preparation for College Writing
ENG 302: Introduction to Language Studies
ENG 413: Writing Pedagogy Workshop
VIP 856A: Pedagogy of University Teaching
VIP 856B: TESOL Pedagogy