Area of Study
PhD in Rhetoric
My interests are in argumentation, digital humanities, and their pedagogical implications. Specifically, I seek to explore the interaction between rhetors and their actual/conceived audience: what is the relation among assumption, presumption, and presupposition; how are warrants and backing justified; to what extent do presumptions direct communication between audience and rhetor; when and how does this dynamic emerge and exert influence; and how can these inform writing pedagogy and practice?
I have received a BA in English with a focus on linguistics from Beihang University, Beijing (2017) and an MA in rhetoric from CMU (2018). Besides English, I can also speak Chinese, French, and German.
Graduate: Carnegie Mellon University
Undergraduate: Beihang University