I am an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. My teaching and research interests intersect with language, culture, and globalization. Currently, my research involves two different strands. The first focuses on the globalization of higher education. Funded by a CCCC Research Initiative Award, I recently completed a book (with Xiaoye You and Xiqiao Wang), Inventing the World Grant University: Chinese International Students' Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities, published by Utah State University Press that traces the multilingual (or translingual) and multimodal (or transmodal) literacy practices of students in and across a major Midwestern university and a summer school in China. I have continued to study these issues as a 2017-2018 Lilly Teaching Fellow. Second, I am engaged in a long-term study of language and cultural shift in Israeli society. In this area, I am examining linguistic and cultural practices in classroom, communities, and, most extensively, high-tech companies. I am affiliated with the Jewish Studies and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities programs. 

Selected Publications

Inventing the World Grant University: Chinese International Students’ Mobilities, Literacies, and Identities. (Co-authored with Xiaoye You and Xiqiao Wang). Logan: Utah State University Press, 2017. Print. 


“Pretty Bullets: Tracing Transmedia/Translingual Literacies of an Israeli Soldier across Regimes of Practice.” College Composition and Communication. 69.1. (2017): 87-116. Print. 

“Start-up Nation: Studying Transnational Entrepreneurial Practices in Israel's Start-up Ecosystem.” Spec. Issue of Journal of Business and Technical Communication. (2017). 33.1. (2017): 350-388. Print. 

“Weaving Relationship Webs: Tracing how IMing Practices Mediate the Trajectories of Chinese International Students.” (Co-authored with Xiaowei Cui). Computers and Composition. 39.1. (2016): 83-103. Print. 

“Outsmarting the Nation, Together: Subversive Virtual Fraternity in the Israeli Men’s Magazine Blazer." Israel Studies Review. (Co-authored with Danny Kaplan). 30.1 (2015). Print. 

“Re-assembling Technical Communication: Mapping out a Framework for Studying Multilingual-Multimodal Practices in the Context of Globalization.” Spec. issue of Technical Communication Quarterly. 22.1 (2013). Print. 

“Composition 2.0: Toward a Multilingual and Multimodal Framework.” Spec. issue of College Composition and Communication. 62.1 (2010): 100-126. Print. (reprinted in Multimodal Composition: A Critical Sourcebook, March 2013, published by Bedford St. Martin’s Press)

“Military Mashups: Remixing Literacy Practices.” Spec. issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric Technology, and Pedagogy. 14.3 (2010). Web