Sharon Yam is Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, and a faculty affiliate of Gender and Women Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on questions of identity, citizenship, affect, and race. She teaches courses on transnational rhetoric, digital composing, and political emotion.
Sharon's work has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, enculturation, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Women's Studies in Communication, and Composition Forum.
Her book Inconvenient Strangers: Transnational Subjects and the Politics of Citizenship is currently in forthcoming in September, 2019 from the Ohio State University Press, Intersectional Rhetorics Series.
She is currently researching and teaching on topics related to reproductive justice, particularly childbirth, doulas, and advocacy.