Sohui Lee

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Sweet Hall 3rd Floor, Rm 328, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

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T/TH 01:00pm-02:30pm


Native to Southern California, Dr. Sohui Lee is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford, where she has been teaching academic writing since 2001. She was also Associate Director of the Hume Writing Center in 2010-2011 and Assistant Director in 2007-2009. She graduated magna cum laude at UCLA with a B.A. in English and German literature. She received a M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature and Language at Boston University. In 2000, she studied at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, as a visiting scholar. She is co-editor of The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media (August 2013). She has published over thirteen journal articles, books chapters, and other academic pieces in topics that include writing pedagogy, multiliteracies, writing center studies, technology and writing, and nineteenth century American rhetoric.


Dr. Lee has enjoyed teaching at Stanford and working with Stanford students for over twelve years. She is currently teaching writing and rhetoric courses focused on visual design and multimodal communication (advertising, information design, data visualizations, oral and visual presentations). Past WR 2 courses (Got Ads?) ask students to design and create concept ads by employing visual design as well as conducting market research to analyze audience and industry competition. Samples of student ads are available to Stanford community members on Visual Resources Center database: (
Currently she teaches "Information Design: Visual Language of Graphic Communication," with a special focus on infographics. Students are asked to research, design, and create their own infographics based on live and current data.



Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media. Co-edited with Russell Carpenter (Routledge, 2013).


Design for Composition: Creative Projects for Inspired Visual and Multimodal Arguments. Under review at Bedford Press.


Computers and Composition, September 2016 issue.


Subject Expert Contributor and Content Strategist. Multimedia Writing Module. Program in Writing and Rhetoric for Stanford University Summer Sessions. June-August 2013.

Computer Experience and Digital Composition Study. 2013-2014.


"Navigating Literacies in Multimodal Spaces." Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media (collection). With Russell Carpenter. Routledge. August 2013.

"Completing the Dissertation and Beyond: Writing Center and the Dissertation Boot Camp." Lead author, with Chris Golde. Writing Lab Newsletter. 37.7-8 (March-April 2013). Journal dedicated writing center studies and practice.

"Invention in Two Parts: Multimodal Communication and Space Design." With Christine Alfano and Russell Carpenter. Cases for Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology (collection). (IGI Global Press, 2012).

"Beyond the Dissertation: Writing Center and the Dissertation Boot Camp," (with Chris Golde, Associate Vice Provost of Graduate Education at Stanford University). Writing Lab Newsletter (Fall 2012).

"The Idea of a Multiliteracy Center. Six Responses." With Jackie Grutsch McKinney, David Sheridan, Nancy Grimm, Naomi Silver, Valerie Balaster. Praxis 9.2 (2012).

"Fair Use and the Vulnerability of Criticism on the Internet." Composition and Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use (collection). (SUNY Press 2008).

"Manifest Empire: How U.S. rivalry with Great Britain shaped manifest destiny." Romantic Border Crossings (collection). Eds. Jeffrey Cass and Larry Peer. Ashgate Publishing. January 2008.

Review of "Wordsworth in American Literary Culture." Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations. January 2007.