Dr. Soyeon Lee
I am an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. My research interests include transnational environmental rhetorics, user experience studies, and decolonial and community-based approaches to technical communication. I earned my Ph.D. degree, focused on rhetoric, composition, and pedagogy, from the University of Houston and Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Communication at Texas Tech University.
I am committed to working with multilingual writers in communities and classrooms. My research has appeared in an edited collection titled Self-Culture-Writing: Autoethnography for/as Writing Studies and is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings such as Across the Disciplines, Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, and ACM Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC) Proceedings. My current project traces how translingual literacy practices, social media ecologies, and post-disaster care work of multilingual disaster survivors disrupt Western hegemonic discourses of disaster recovery and aims to suggest strategies to reconsider disaster risk communication with a lens of community-based and user-centered design.
My research paper entitled “Language Minorities’ Localization in COVID-19 Recovery” included in ACM SIGDOC Proceedings won the Best Paper Award 2021. I am the recipient of the 2019 Cindy & Dickie Selfe Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Fellowship and the 2020 Modern Language Association (MLA) Humanities Innovation Grants. I served as a Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative fellow for 2019-2020 and created multiple projects on the pandemic, transnational rhetorics, and pedagogical reflections to promote anti-racist and inclusive practices.
Prior to joining the faculty at UTEP, I worked with students at Houston Community College as a full-time faculty member for two years, teaching first-year and developmental writing courses in the corequisite acceleration program and technical and business writing courses.
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