Yiran Xu

My name is Yiran Xu, and I am an Assistant Professor of Writing Studies in the Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies at the University of California, Merced. My research interests include multilingual writing, second language acquisition and bilingualism, corpus linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, and writing assessment. I used mixed-methods approaches to understand how multilingual learners develop writing over time across various contexts. 

I received my Ph.D. (2020) in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University, M.A. (2014) in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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