Jo Hsu

Jo Hsu

Assistant Professor

Associate Director of Rhetoric and Composition

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-4801

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Cultural rhetorics

Feminist histories and theories 

Queer of color critique

Queer temporalities

Trans theory and politics

Asian American history and culture

Narrative studies

Feminist Rhetorics ENGL 4903/4593/5973

Storying Social Change ENGL 3603/4903/4593

Article Writing Workshop ENGL 5243

Composition Pedagogy ENGL 5003

Ph.D. - Penn State University

M.F.A. - Penn State University

B.A. - Rice University

 Rhetoric and Composition                                                                        

“Reflection as Relationality: Teaching Alternative Rhetorics” College Composition and Communication. In Press. Forthcoming December 2018.

“Afterword: Disciplinary (Trans)formations: Queering and Trans-ing Asian American Rhetorics” Enculturation. In Press. Forthcoming Fall 2018.

“A Single Life Reinvented: Personal Writing as the Negotiation of Identity in Richard Rodriguez’s Autobiographical Trilogy.” Rhetoric Review 35.4 (September 2016): 361-373.



"Strong Woman." Breakwater Review 8.1 (February 2013). Online.

"Strength in Numbers." Consequence Magazine 4.1 (Spring 2012): 175-187.

"The Simplicity of Salt." Bluestem 4.1 (September 2011). Online.

"Flashpoint." Tinge Magazine 1.1 (2011). Online.



"The Story of Us." Kartika Review 14.1 (November 2012): 67-81. [Pushcart Prize Nominee]


Book Reviews

"Quarantine." Fiction Writers Review (2011). Online.

"Approaching Ice." Pleiades 31.2 (2011): 230-33.

"Book Review: Ken Harvey. A Passionate Engagement." Green Mountains Review 24.1 (2011): 220-21.

"Dzanc Duo: Aaron Burch and Matt Bell." Fiction Writers Review (2011). Online.

"Three Lesbian Poetry Chap Books Considered." Lambda Literary Review (2011). Online.

Seed Funding for Arts and Humanities Projects (Research Associate), University of Arkansas, 2018-2019

Predoctoral Fellow, Center for Humanities and Information, Penn State University, 2015-2016

Grand Prize, Center for American Literary Studies, Centre County Reads Writing Contest, 2015

Nomination, The Pushcart Prize, for “The Story of Us,” 2012

Jacob K. Javits Fellow, United States Department of Education, 2010-2015

Short Fiction Honorable Mention, Center for American Literary Studies, Centre County Reads Writing Contest, 2011

Trustee Distinguished Scholarship, Rice University, 2006-2010

Earl Elliot Humanities Scholarship, Rice University, 2008

Century Scholar, Rice University, 2006-2008

Dunlevie Writing Fellow, Rice University, 2007

Apple Scholar, Apple, Inc., 2007