V. Jo Hsu

I am currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas. I hold a PhD in rhetoric and composition as well as an MFA in fiction writing, both from Penn State University. My broader research commitments involve finding and forging methods of coalition-building among marginalized communities to expose and revise regimes of power. My current project investigates the role of universities in maintaining or disrupting social inequality. Specifically, it investigates how personal narratives by minority writers are circulated within discourses of diversity, which often mask the continued disenfranchisement of underserved communities.My creative work, both fiction and nonfiction, also dwells with similar themes, using narrative to probe how experiences encounter, emerge from, and disrupt larger sociocultural patterns.