Asao B. Inoue is Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. He is the 2019 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Among his many articles and chapters on writing assessment, race, and racism, his article, “Theorizing Failure in U.S. Writing Assessments” in Research in the Teaching of English, won the 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award. His co-edited collection, Race and Writing Assessment (2012), won the 2014 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection. His book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future (2015) won the 2017 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for a monograph and the 2015 CWPA Outstanding Book Award. He also has published a co-edited collection, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and The Advancement of Opportunity (2018), and a book, Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom (2019 & 2021).
All author royalties for his latest book, Above the Well: An Antiracist Argument from A Boy of Color (2021) go to the Asao and Kelly Inoue Antiracist Teaching Endowment at their alma mater, Oregon State University. The endowment supports antiracist teaching and research by funding a conference and various scholarships for secondary and post-secondary teachers.
MYFest involvement: Facilitator in alternative grading topic, in the critical pedagogy and social justice theme.
- Arizona, USA