Nicole Golden; person smiling, standing in front of brick wall

Nicole Koyuki Golden

PhD Student; Teaching Assistant 

Research Areas

Asian American Rhetorics, Technical and Professional Communication, Cultural Rhetorics, Writing Centers


Nicole Koyuki Golden is a Ph.D. student at MSU in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures department. She is also a first-generation college student and connected to various Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) organizations around campus. Primarily, her research centers Asian American rhetorics, technical and professional communication, cultural rhetorics, and multimodality. She has presented her work on the APIDA community and solidarity-building at the Conference on College Composition and Communication as well as work on Japanese American celebrating as culturing at the Feminism and Rhetorics Conference. Aside from academics, Nicole enjoys crafting, being outdoors, and spending time with her partner and friends.


M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University

B.A. in English, Occidental College

Awards and Recognitions

2024 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication

2023 Shirley Wilson Logan Diversity Scholarship, Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition

Sample Courses Taught

WRA/ENG 395: Writing Center Theory and Practice