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Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in English

Joy Kwon is a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in the Writing Program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in English Language and Linguistics. Her dissertation, entitled “Defining perceptual similarity with phonological levels of representations: Feature (mis)match in Korean and English,” explores levels of phonological representation and how they delineate perceptual similarity between L1 and L2 sounds.

Dr. Kwon’s linguistics background is reflected in her writing classes as well. She utilizes metacognitive and formal linguistic approaches to encourage critical thinking, raise audience awareness, and practice digital literacy. As a transnational and bilingual writer, she also enjoys helping students understand the power of language and the beauty of multilingualism.

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    360 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Zoom: W 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    In-person: R 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    and by appointment


Course catalog
  • First-Year Writing

    ENGW 1111

    Designed for students to study and practice writing in a workshop setting. Students read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing and explore how writing functions in a range of academic, professional, and public contexts. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources; how to write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media; and how to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.