Huatong Sun Wins Advancement of Knowledge Award
The Conference on College Composition and Communication will recognize Dr. Huatong Sun's scholarly work Global Social Media Design.
Dr. Huatong Sun, associate professor of digital rhetoric and global design in UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, has won the 2022 Advancement of Knowledge Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a constituent organization of the National Council of Teachers of English.
The award recognizes scholarly work published in the previous two years “that most advances writing studies,” according to an NCTE news release.
Dr. Sun’s Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures is a “timely study … [that] encourages an approach that moves forward the conversation on inclusion and diversity in writing studies and beyond, in a way that is creative, rigorous, and theoretically grounded.”
The book “demonstrates the biases of popular Western design approaches, questions the norms and design standards of Western epistemology and Western design paradigm, and presents [new] design heuristics.”
In the coming months, Dr. Sun will present her findings from the book via design workshops and conferences both in-person and virtual. In March, she will bring her workshop to CCCC. In April, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will host her at a computer-human interactions meeting. In May, she will be in Chicago with the Society for Technical Communication, and in June at the User Experience Professional Association in San Diego.