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Eunjeong Lee

Assistant Professor

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Eunjeong Lee is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric and Composition at University of Houston. Her research centers around literacy practices of multilingual writers, the politics of language, language ideologies and equity issues in teaching of literacy and literacy teacher education, and decolonial language and literacy education. Her work has appeared in  Composition Forum, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, World Englishes, and  Journal of Multicultural Discourses, and in edited collections such as Crossing Divides and  Translinguistics. She is also a regular contributor at Koreatimes.


  • Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
  • Texas Tech University, M.A.
  • Pusan National University, South Korea, B.A.   

Academic Honors

  • 2018-2020 — Co-Chair, Second Language Writing Standing Group, Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • 2018 — Winner of Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs (contributor for Chapter 2) (Utah State Univ. Press, 2017)

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Lee, E., Alvarez, S.P., & Wan, A. (forthcoming). Cultivating multimodality from the multilingual epicenter: Queens, “The Next America.” For a special issue (Multimodal Composition in Multilingual Contexts) for Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies.

Johnson, J., Lee, E., & Schreiber, B.R., & Fahim, N. (2020). From the Editors. For a special issue (Promoting Social Justice for Multilingual Writers on Campus) for Composition Forum, 44. Available from  

Lee, E., & Alvarez, S.P.   (2020). World Englishes, translingualism, and racialization: The question of language ownership in the US postsecondary writing classroom. For a special issue (World Englishes and the Translingual Movement) for World Englishes, 39(2), 263-274.

Lee, E. & Canagarajah, A. S. (2019). Beyond native and nonnative: Translingual dispositions in language and literacy education. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 18(6), 352-363.

Lee, E., & Canagarajah, A. S. (2018). The connection between transcultural dispositions and translingual practices in academic writing. Journal of Multicultural Discourse, 14(1), 14-28.

Chapters in Edited Collections

Lee, E. (forthcoming). Transnationalism in TESOL Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics: Reflections and (re)imagination. In S. Anwaruddin & O. Barnawi (Eds.), Transnationalism and TESOL Teacher Education.

Lee, E. (forthcoming). Translingualism in teaching of English: Theoretical consideration and pedagogical implications. In P. Vinogradova & J.K. Shin (Eds.), Contemporary Foundations for Teaching English as an Additional Language: Pedagogical Approaches and Classroom Applications. New York: Routledge. 

Wan, A., Lee, E., & Alvarez, S.P. (forthcoming). “Queens is the Future”: WPA Horizons for Transnational Spaces. For C. Donahue & B. Horner (Eds.), Teaching and Studying Transnational Composition.

Lee, E. (2019). Reconstructing voice: A personal journey. In S. Canagarajah (Ed.), Transnational Literacy Autobiographies (pp. 242-252) . Taylor & Francis.

Alvarez, S.P., & Lee, E. (2019). Ordinary difference, extraordinary dispositions: Sustaining multilingualism in the writing classroom. In J.W. Lee & S. Dovchin (Eds.), Translinguistics: Negotiating Innovation and Ordinariness (pp. 61-71). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Teaching information

ENGL 1303: First-Year Writing I, Multilingual Lives and Literacies


  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
  • CCCC Second Language Writing Standing Group
  • CCCC Transnational Writing Special Interest Group
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)