Huatong (Hannah) Sun

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Digital Media Studies, Communication
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS)
University of Washington Tacoma
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Twitter: @huatongs

Curriculum Vitae


My book Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users (Oxford University Press, 2012) was named the 2013 Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication by NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Take a quick peek from Amazon or Google Books! A kindle version is available here.

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My research explores the relationship and interaction between technology, culture, and design in this increasingly globalized world with a focus on web technologies and mobile communication, informed by theories and methodologies from rhetoric and technical communication, intercultural communication, human-computer interaction, information studies, British cultural studies, and science and technology studies.


My teaching experience includes introductory and advanced courses in web and multimedia writing and design, document design, content management, computer-mediated communication, professional writing, technical and business communication, composition and ESL writing, and writing internship.


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