This site is an online version of my CV. Using the space and affordances of the web, I've added some detail to the document.
To add a little about me, I used to be a university lecturer in British literature, critical theory, and linguistics in Kathmandu before I started focusing on Rhetoric and Composition. As someone who shuttles among multiple languages, societies/cultures, and disciplines, I am enthused by the growing interest in academia to draw on the rhetorical traditions/practices of societies and cultures around the world, and to create multilateral discourses about what it means to read, write, and create new knowledge, within and across borders.
Some of my academic and professional achievments include (in the US) the "K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award 2012" (a national award), University of Louisville English Department's "Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Students/Assistant Teaching," the University of Louisville Graduate School's "Alice B. Eaves Outstanding Student Award," the University of Louisville Women and Gender Studies department's "Maddoz Prize" for best research award, and (in Nepal) the "Mahendra Bidya Bhusan" gold medal.
As a teacher and scholar of writing, I am interested in promoting more critical views about language and writing in/across the academic disciplines, thereby helping promote the use of writing as an integral part of academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students. I am interesed in WID/WAC scholarship, pedagogies, and programs and how they help address what my research shows as a significant but as yet unaddressed educational/pedagogical gap (of teaching/learning to write) among nonnative English speaking students in the academic disciplines.
As a teacher-scholar of rhetoric and composition, I am also interested in how to meaningfully integrate new media in teaching, research, academic service and administration, and networking for professional development. Instead of valuing any "cool new technology" for its own sake, I take a critical approach to assessing, adapting, and implementing new media in order to enhance and update the professional work that I do.