University of Minnesota
center for writing

Jasmine Kar Tang

photo of Jasmine TangIn June 2016, I was thrilled to become Co-Director of the Center for Writing and Affiliate Graduate Faculty in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies. Previously, I served as Postdoctoral Associate and Writing Initiative Coordinator in the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education, where I worked with the 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, an experience that 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 and equity, thinking deeply about the intersection of racial justice and language rights. My current research involves a collaboration with Noro Andriamanalina on the racialized disciplining of doctoral writers of color in the U.S. nation-state. I am also working on a project on Orientalism in the writing center.