Bo Wang, Associate Professor of English, earned her M.A. in English language and literature from Shandong University, China, and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Wang's research interests include rhetorical theory and history, rhetoric and poetics, comparative/ethnic rhetoric, and feminist approaches to rhetoric, particularly the study of non-Western women within rhetoric. She has published in the journals Rhetoric Review, College English, College Composition and Communication, and Advances in the History of Rhetoric as well as in the edited collections Sizing up Rhetoric and Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric - the latter received Honorable Mention for the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize in 2009 from the Modern Language Association of America for distinguished research in language and culture. Her article "Forging New Paths: Comparative Rhetoric, Postcolonial Studies, and Transnational Feminisms" is forthcoming in Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Currently, she is at work on a book on translated feminism and writing women in early twentieth-century China.
Dr. Wang has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetorical theory/history, comparative/ethnic rhetoric, women's rhetoric, writing theory and pedagogy, and academic literacy. She has also co-coordinated the First-Year Writing Program at Fresno State since joining the English Department in 2005.