Morris Young

Position title: Professor, English


Phone: (608) 263-3367

6187c White Hall, Helen C, 600 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706


Morris Young is Director of English 100, Professor of English, and faculty affiliate in Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  His research and teaching focus on the relationship between writing and identity, the intersections of literacy and rhetorical studies, and Asian American literature and culture. Morris’s current research interests take up rhetorical space as both metaphor and material and how this shapes rhetorical activity in response to exigencies of exclusion, marginalization, and containment. His book, Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship (2004) received the 2004 W. Ross Winterowd Award and the 2006 CCCC Outstanding Book Award. His co-edited collection (with LuMing Mao), Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric(2008), received honorable mention for the 2009 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Award.