Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Joan Jiyoung Hwang

Graduate Research Assistant

Writing and Rhetoric: critical pedagogy, sociocultural turn of writing pedagogy, multilingual writing, second language writing, translingualism, writing across curriculum, feminist ethnographic research

Joan Hwang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Writing and Rhetoric program at George Mason University and now serves as a graduate assistant director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Mason. Joan has taught undergraduate writing courses specialized for non-native English-speaking students, first-year writing courses for multilingual students, and Advanced composition courses for Mason's upper-class students.

Courses Taught

ENGH121/122: Enhanced English Composition for Multilingual Writers

ENGH100: English composition for multilingual students

ENGH302: Advanced composition


PhD candidate, Writing and Rhetoric, George Mason University

MA, English, George Mason University, 2012

Graduate Certificate in TESL, George Mason University, 2011




Recent Presentations

"Public-facing Genres of Multimodality and Promotion of Inclusion in Linguistically
Super-diverse Writing Classrooms." Council of Writing Program Administrators. Reno, Nevada. July 2023.

"McCarthy's A Stranger in Strange Lands: Graduate Student Writers in Discourse Community During the Pandemic Era." University of California Writing Program Conference: Creating Space. Berkely, California, 2021.

"Opportunity Space for Writing as a Critical Constituent of the Social Practice of Discourse Communities." Mason Graduate and Professional Student Association Conference. Fairfax, Virginia, 2021

“Engaging Students and Giving Feedback as a GTA." With Tom Polk, Joan Hwang, Lourdes Fernandez, and Emily Staudt. Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Teaching Towards the Future. Fairfax, Virginia, 2020.