University of Minnesota
center for writing

Jasmine Kar Tang

photo of Jasmine Tang I have the privilege of serving as Co-Director of the Center, Affiliate Graduate Faculty in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies, and Assistant Director of the Minnesota Writing Project. Previously, I served as Postdoctoral Associate and Writing Initiative Coordinator in the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, where I worked with the award-winning Community of Scholars Program. I am also an alumna of the U of M, having received my PhD in American Studies. As a graduate student, I was a writing consultant in Student Writing Support, which restored my faith in higher education and prompted a change in career path toward writing center studies.

I approach writing center theory and practice through the lens of embodiment, equity, and women of color feminism at the intersection of racial justice and language rights. Noro Andriamanalina and I are co-principal investigators on research examining the writing experiences of indigenous students and/or students of color in doctoral programs. My current research involves a project on Orientalism in the writing center. I also bring my consultancy practice and commitment to equity to my work as the Dramaturg for Aniccha Arts and as the Writing Mentor for Art(ists) on the Verge.
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