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Yachao Sun

Assistant Professor of English Language at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty


Yachao Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Language and Culture Center at Duke Kunshan University. His research interests include multilingual writing, translingual studies, multimodal composition, and corpus linguistics. He has published in Journal of Second Language WritingTESOL Quarterly, Langauge Teaching Research, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific PurposesAssessing Writing, and System, among others. His recent work focuses on how applied linguistics and writing theories can respond to increasingly diversified teaching and learning contexts and inform language and writing practices and pedagogies. He is particularly interested in exploring multilingual writers’ language practices and ideologies from translingual perspectives. One of his recent projects investigates how translingual practices can help enhance multilingual writers’ feedback literacy and critical language awareness. 

He has an M.A. in TESOL and Linguistics from Ball State University, Indiana and a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies from Purdue University, Indiana. Before joining Duke Kunshan University, he had been teaching introductory composition courses at Ball State University and Purdue University.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of English Language at Duke Kunshan University · 2020 - Present DKU Faculty

Education, Training & Certifications

Purdue University · 2020 Ph.D.