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Carmin Wong

Carmin Wong

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bunton-Waller Fellow
Preferred Pronouns: She, Her, We
Burrowes Building, Room 004

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Carmin Wong

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm; Wednesdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm; or on Zoom by appointment


BA in English from the Howard University (2018)
MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Orleans (2020)

Professional Bio

Carmin Wong is a first-year graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University. She studies Black women's writings in the U.S. and Caribbean. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, and raised in Queens, NY, her research engages critical discourse on "legitimizing" Creolized English language. Specifically, she studies 20th century African American writings; Caribbean poetry, orature, and performance; translingualism; and transnational Black identities.

Carmin is a proud alumna of Howard University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in playwriting from the Division of Fine Arts (re-established as the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts), and was inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Society. She is also an alumna of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, where she received recognition from the Academy of American Poets and was awarded grants by Poets & Writers, and Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr. Her poetry has been broadcasted on WRBH: Radio for the Blind & Handicapped and featured in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, and elsewhere. She is the co-author of A Chorus Within Her, produced by Theater Alliance.

Carmin is the founder of two grassroots programs, #CAPromGiveaway and #FeedQueens'21, that engages, empowers, and supports lower-income students and families in the United States. She currently teaches first-year Rhetoric and Composition.