Xiqiao Wang


Assistant Professor


Xiqiao Wang is an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Composition, Literacy, Pedagogy, and Rhetoric program. She received her PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Vanderbilt University and her MA in Rhetoric and Composition from University of South Florida. Before arriving at Pitt, Xiqiao taught in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. 

Xiqiao’s research program is grounded in an interdisciplinary framework informed by socio-cultural theories of literacytranslingualism, and literacy mobility theories. Her research has examined the changing forms and functions of composition in the broader context of global migration, multilingual and multimodal writing processes across formal, informal, and digital contexts, and best practices in designing translingual and multimodal pedagogy to support diverse learners. Her research has appeared in a co-authored book entitled Inventing the World Grant University: Chinese International Students' Mobilities, Literacies and Identitiesas well as professional journals such as Research in the Teaching of English, College Composition and Communication, Journal of Second Language Writing, Computers and Composition, Language and Education, Journal of Basic Writing, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy among othersHer research has been supported by grants, such as the College Composition and Communication Research Initiative in 2014 and the Fulbright Specialist Program in 2018. Her current project develops theoretical and methodological tools to explore the transnational nature of literacy mobility across physical and imaginary boundaries. See her Google Scholar Profile.

Xiqiao has taught in the following areas:

  • First-Year Writing

  • New Media Writing

  • Introduction to English Studies

  • Teaching Composition at the Secondary Level

  • Multimodal Composition: Theory and Practice

  • Writing Research in Transnational Contexts