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Neal Liu

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Contact Information

332, English Building

Office Hours

by appt.

Research Description

Transnational Literacy/ Language Ideology/ Prescriptive and descriptive Grammar /Critical Pedagogy/Discourse Analysis /Identity and Intersectionality /Writing Conference /Dialogic Semiotics


B.A. in English (specialization in Linguistics and TEFL), National Taiwan Normal University 

M.A. in English (specialization in Applied English Linguistics), University of Wisconsin-Madison 



Scholarship Program for College Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences to Study Abroad-Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Awards and Honors

Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction (Graduate Student category) (2021-2022)-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Graduate Academic Achievement (2017)-University of Wisconsin-Madison

Academic Excellence Award (Dean's List ) (2011) & (2013)-National Taiwan Normal University

Outstanding Student Award (2011) & (2012)-National Taiwan Normal University 


Courses Taught

RHET 105: Writing and Research (Instructor)

RHET 233: Advanced Composition (Instructor)

Highlighted Publications

Liu, M. H. N. (2022). “Object Ethnography for the Real-World: Using Objects and Documents for Disciplinary Development” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. [Editorial Review]

Liu, M. H. N. (2022). “Mobility Work in Composition” [Review of the book Mobility Work in Composition], by B. Horner, M. F., Hartline, A. Kumari & L.S., Matravers. Community Literacy Journal, 16(2), 158-162. [Editorial Review]

Liu, M. H. N. (2022). First-Year-Composition Writing Conferences as a Pathway for Becoming Graduate Teaching Assistants. Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education11(1), 6. [Peer Review]

Liu, M. H. N. (2021). A Case study of using we for speaker affiliation in a first-year-composition writing conference talk. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle31(1), 58-77. [Peer Review]

MLA Grads Blog. GRADUATE STUDENTS PREPARING FOR THE FALL. August, 2020. Retrieved from