University of Minnesota
center for writing

Jasmine Kar 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 at Student Writing Support (SWS), 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, equity, and women of color feminism at the intersection of racial justice and language rights. My publications include co-authored pieces in Writing Center Journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration, Praxis, and, most recently, Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers. Currently, I'm collaborating with my colleagues Gabrielle Farrell, Sourojit Ghosh, Megan Herzog, Katie Levin, and Asma Naeem on a project that explores how something as mundane as a consultant biographies webpage can serve to reinforce problematic narratives in writing center practice. I also try to enact my commitment to equitable practice through my work as a dramaturg in productions with Aniccha Arts (e.g., Census, Parking Ramp Project).
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