Xiaoye You receives CCCC 2018 Research Impact Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Xiaoye You, Penn State associate professor of English and Asian Studies, has received the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Conference on College Communication & Composition (CCCC).  You will receive his award on March 16 during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 CCCC Convention taking place in Kansas City, Missouri.

CCCC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the teaching and research of college composition and communication, ranging from writing to new media. The organization presents its Research Impact Award annually to the author or authors of the empirical research publication released in the previous two years that has most advanced the mission of the organization or the needs of the profession.

You will receive the award for his book, “Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016).  As noted by the award’s selection committee, You “extends conversations about translingual approaches to language difference by grounding his contribution to the conversation in research that cuts across disciplines, regions, institutions, and subjectivities … [and] shows us how English is part of a larger, complex communicative ecology where no language ever functions as a discrete, unilateral system.” From an online community based primarily in Japan, to a community forum of a popular English-learning newspaper group in China, to his own classrooms at Penn State and an American-style summer school in Shanghai, You “presents a multifaceted and multilingual analysis of the literacy practices of students and teachers living and studying in transnational contexts.”

You has been a member of the Penn State faculty since receiving his doctorate in English from Purdue University in 2005.  He also earned a master’s degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China; and a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Gannan Teachers College, Ganzhou, China.  In addition to his Penn State tenure, You has also served as Yunshan Chair Professor of English Language and Culture (2014-2016) and was an adjunct research fellow at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, where he twice received the university’s Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Another of You’s books, “Writing in the Devil’s Tongue: A History of English Composition in China” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), received CCCC’s Outstanding Book Award in 2011.

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Last Updated February 12, 2018