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  • Forthcoming: Fostering International Graduate Students’ Academic Transition and Success: Policies, Programs, and Practices of Writing Support.


  • Forthcoming: “Internationalizing Writing in the STEM Disciplines,” Across the Disciplines.  Special issue “Bringing the Outside In: Internationalizing the WAC/WID Classroom.” Eds. Stefanie Frigo and Collie Fulford.
  • World Rhetorics: A Course for the Next Generation of Writing Teachers.” Composition Studies, 44.1 (2016). (pp. 108-26).
  • Cultural Schemas and Pedagogical Uses of Literacy Narratives: A Reflection on My Journey with Reading and Writing.” College Composition and Communication, 67.1 (2015). (pp. 104-110).
  • Bonds of Difference: Participation as Inclusion” & “Bonds of Difference: Illusion of Inclusion.”  Co-authored with Maha Bali. Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology, 2014. (2-part article).
  • Digital Storytelling in the Composition Classroom: Addressing the Challenges.” Computers and Composition Online, Winter 2013.
  • Writing a Translingual Script: Closed Captions in the Multilingual Hearing Classroom.” Collaborated with Amy Lueck. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 17.3, 2013. (Multimodal work).
  • Monolingualism among Multilingual Scholars and its Implications for EAP/ESP.” Professional and Academic English, 40 (Summer – Autumn), 2012. 28-43.
  • Criticalizing the pedagogy of English studies.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 4.1, 2010. (pp. 111-135).
  • Rethinking Language and Writing in Composition.” A response essay. JAC. 29, 1-2, 2009. (pp. 251-255).
  • Teaching: What, How, and Why?” Chrysanthemum, 8. (SELS, Tribhuvan U.), 2007.  (pp. 27-31).
  • Teaching and the Demands of Change.” Journal of NELTA, 4.1, 1997. (pp. 76-78).


  • Forthcoming: Addressing Monolingual Dispositions with Translingual Pedagogy. In Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing. Eds. Frost, Blum-Malley & Kiernan.
  • Forthcoming: “Translanguaging in Hiding: Effects of English-Only Instruction on Education in Nepal.” In Transnational Writing Education: Theory and Practice. Ed. Xiaoye You.   
  • Forthcoming: “WAW in the Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Course” [Vignette].  Co-authored with Andrea Olinger. In Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing. Eds. Barb Bird, Doug Downs, Moriah McCracken, & Jan Rieman.
  • Envisioning Postcolonial MOOCs: Critiques and Ways Forward.” Co-authored with Maha Bali. In MOOCs and higher education: What went right, what went wrong and where to next? Eds. Rebecca Bennet & Mike Kent. Routledge, 2017. (pp. 26-44).
  • Using Mobile Videocapture to Facilitate Student Writing and Learning.” Co-authored with Soni Adhikari. In Mobile Technology and the Writing Classroom. Ed: C. Lutkewitte, NCTE, 2016. (pp. 164-178).
  •  “Translating Success: Academic Transition of International Students in the US.” In International Student Mobility, Services, and Policy in Higher Education. Eds. K. Bista. & G. Foster. IGI Global, 2015. (pp. 1-16).
  • Third Eye: An Exhibit of Literacy Narratives from Nepal.” Eds. Cynthia Selfe et al. Utah: The University of Utah Press imprint, 2012. (Multimodal work).
  • Global Popular Culture and Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.”  Co-authored with Bal K. Sharma. In Screening Literacy Across Cultures. Eds. Bronwyn Williams & Amy Zenger. London: Routledge, 2012. (pp. 151-166).                                                                                                   

Invited chapters in special topics edited collections (in drafting stages)   

  • Unraveling Colonial Hegemonies: Scholarship and Teaching with Rhetorical Traditions from South Asia.” Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities and Decolonial Visions. Eds. Romeo García, Damián Baca.
  • Writing Struggles and Successes: Terms for Composing in South Asia and the United States.” Thinking of Composition in South Asia: Theories and Practices of Writing (tentative book title). Eds. Mohammad Shamsuzzaman & Fakrul Alam.  


  • Review of Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions. Publisher: Institute of International Education (IIE), Journal of International Students, 2, 2, 2012. (pp. 198-199).






  • Editorial”: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 1, 2016.
  • Editorial,” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Pedagogies. Special Issues on Massive Open Online Courses & International Education, guest edited with Michael Murphy, 2014-15.
  • Editorials, co-authored as associate editor (1 of 4): Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Association), Issues 14 through 17 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
  • EditorialsELT Choutari, blog-based monthly magazine on English Language Teaching, read by English teachers around the world; 2009-12. (10 editorials).



  • Dukhirahane Desh (a collection of poems in Nepali), Kathmandu: Sunlight Publication, 2006. (title: translates roughly to “country that keeps hurting”; subject: social/political satire). 




  • “On Their Own Terms” (2016-18), a study of writing pedagogies and engagement of global perspectives in Romania, Colombia, India, Nepal (with CCCC grant mentioned below).
    Outcomes: described under “Grants, Funding” section below.
  • Writing Support for International Graduate Students in US Universities (2015-17), on-the-ground data collection at 21 universities, also involved giving a dozen plus talks and workshops during visits.
    Outcomes: book manuscript in progress; 2 journal articles to be submitted in 2018.
  • Translating Success (2014-Present), a web-based participatory action research for the study of academic transition of international students, involving student narratives and expert commentary.
    Outcome: Chapter in Bista & Foster edited collection; book-length project envisioned by 2020.
  • International Teaching Assistants in the STEM Fields (2014-15), research for journal article.
    Outcome: article rejected, planning to update and resubmit in 2018.


  • Research Initiative Grant. Conference on College Composition and Communication (National Council of Teachers of English), 2016-18 ($9,600), for research in Colombia, Romania, Nepal, and India; with Ligia Mihut (Barry U., Florida), Santosh Khadka (California State U. Northridge), Sara Alvarez (U. of Louisville).
    CCCC sponsored panel 2017; conference panel (Bogota, Colombia); drafting in progress for article to be submitted to major Composition journal; “writing for the public” (e.g., guest article).
  • FAHSS Grant (Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) (2016-17): Translanguaging in/as Translation. Led by Eriko Sato, for Multilingual and Intercultural Research Center, Stony Brook University, 2016-17, $3000.
    Outcome: Guest speakers invited to Stony Brook University.
  • Presidential Diversity Mini Grant, 2015-16 ($3,000), with Alfreda James (Stony Brook U. Career Center).
    Outcome: developed and offered professional development workshops for international graduate students.
  • Presidential Diversity Mini Grant, 2014-15 ($5,000), with Mawii Ralte, Gene Hammond, Katherine Kaiser.
    Outcome: developed and offered academic transition workshops for international undergraduate students.
  • TALENT Grant (Stony Brook University Faculty Center), 2013-14 ($3,000), with Christopher Petty.
    Outcome: studied faculty use of emerging technologies; presented talks/workshops at CCCC, SUNYCOW, and on campus; wrote a series of posts on department blog; planning to submit a journal article in 2018.
  • Professional Development Awards (sought for conference expenses), United University Professions (UUP), Stony Brook University, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

GRANTS APPLIED (not funded)                                                                         

Ø National Science Foundation Grant, NRT-IGE. “Faculty Writing Fellows Program to Strengthen Graduate Writing in the Disciplines.” Member of grant team led by Dr. Nancy Goroff (1 of 8). Requested: $499,778. 2016.
Ø National Education Academy (Spencer) Grant, “Writing Support for International Graduate Students.” Requested (standard): $70,000/year sabbatical. 2016.
Ø National Endowment for the Humanities (SBU internal assessment). Standard: $12,000. 2016.
Ø FAHSS (Faculty in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) grant, “Promoting Academic Writing in the Disciplines” (book project). Requested.: $3,000. 2014, 2015.
Ø TALENT Grant, Faculty Center, Stony Brook University. Requested: $3,000. 2015.
Ø National Institute of Humanities,with Bill Torgerson. Requested.: $70,000. 2015. 





Invited Presentations


  • Workshop: “Working with Sources: Strategies for Developing & Sustaining Your Research Agenda,”
    with Drs. Gene Hammond & Santosh Khadka, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 9, 2016.
  • Talk: “Get Inspired.” United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 2, 2016.
  • Keynote: “Making Transformations: Growing by Giving.” Transformations: An Educational Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, Jul. 25, 2016.
  • Featured Paper: “Translanguaging Done in Hiding.” Writing Education Across Borders, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, May 20, 2016.
  • Webinar Series: “Connected Learning,” sponsored by National Writing Project for an international audience, co-facilitated with Maha Bali (American University of Cairo, Egypt), 4 sessions, Aug. 2015. 


  • Paper: “Countering Insecurity with Advocacy for International Students: Pedagogical and Programmatic Strategies,” (proposal accepted, to be presented with Dr. Kristina Lucenko). Modern Language Association Conference, New York, Mar. 2018.
  • Paper: “Reflective Encounters: Beyond the Profile of Chinese Students.” Thematic session: “Far Beyond Recruitment: Understand Chinese Students and Helping Them Succeed,” organized by SBU Global Affairs Office and Association of International Education Administrators, Apr. 12, 2017.
  • Lecture: “The Place of Writing Education in ELT: A Case for Nepal.” Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 13, 2016.
  • Talk: “Multimedia Across Cultural Borders.” Digital Media and Composition, 2015, Ohio State U., May 20, 2015.


  • Talk: “Making Learning Accessible: Teaching Strategies for Helping ‘Multilingual’ Students Transition to and Succeed in College.” Queens College, CUNY, New York, Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Workshop: “Streamlining Writing,” a full-day session focusing on writing concisely, with editors of biology journals, Cambridge, Boston, Oct. 2016.
  • Talk: “Writing Studies and Writing-Intensive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum.” Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 17, 2016.
  • Roundtable (led discussion with provost and eight deans of Tribhuvan University): “Implementing and Improving the System in Nepal.” Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.
  • Talk: “Toward a System of Agents and Advocates: Theorizing a Paradigm Shift in Graduate-Level Writing Support for International Students.” Migration Study Project, Penn State University, Dec. 9, 2015.
  • Workshop: 3-hour writing session for scientists, with Dr. Kristina Lucenko, at Scientific Writing Retreat, organized by Alda Center for Communicating Science, Cold Spring Harbor National Lab, NY, Dec. 4, 2015.


  • Faculty Orientation segment: “Facilitating International Students’ Academic Transition.” Undergraduate Colleges, Stony Brook U, Dec. 10 & 11, 2016; Jan. 13 & 14, 2017.
  • Talk: “Beyond Binaries: Teaching as Lifelong Learning.” Kings College, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 11, 2016.
  • Talk: “Developing Your Research Agenda.” Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.
  • Workshops/Talks (13 total) given during research visits (2014-16), titles/presentations varied:
    • Best Practices in Graduate Writing Support (talks/focus groups): Pennsylvania State University (12/12/2015); California State U. Northridge (2/11/2016); U. of Louisville (4/2/2015); U. of Louisiana Monroe (1/20/2016).
    • Reading Strategically in Graduate School (workshops): Cornell U. (2/20/2015); U. of Louisville (4/2/2015);
      U. of Florida (11/12/2014); California State U. Northridge (2/11/2016).
    • Effective Writing Strategies for Graduate Level Writing (workshops): Ohio State U. (5/22/2016).
    • Communicating Specialized Knowledge (workshops): U. of Florida (3/23/2015); Penn State U. (12/10/2015).
    • Getting Published: Process & Dynamics (talk): U. of Florida (11/6/2014).
    • Striving for Originality (workshop): Ohio State U. (5/21/2016).

Papers Presented at Professional Conferences

  • “Terms of Discourse, Discipline, and Profession in India.” Part of sponsored panel: “Centering Transnational Work: A Study of Writing Practices in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia,” invited by Transnational Writing Standing Group, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, OR, Mar. 17, 2017.
  • “Engaging the Transnational: A Multi-Sited Study of Discourse about Writing in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia.” Writing Research Across Borders, Bogota Colombia, Feb. 17, 2017. (Shared virtually via website due to difficulties/uncertainties in international travel).
  •  “Writing Center” (a concurrent session training tutors and director). Transformations: An Education Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, July 24, 2016.
  • “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Making Pedagogical Interventions.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016.
  • “It Takes a Village: Situating Graduate Writing and Communication for International Students in the Context of Academic Transition and Success.” CCCC, Houston, TX, Apr. 8, 2016.
  • “Effective Writing Programs and Pedagogies at the Graduate Levels in STEM Disciplines.” CCCC, Tampa, FL, Mar. 19, 2015.
  • “Translating Success: Academic Transition Narratives of Multilingual Students.” CCCC, Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 24, 2014.
  • “Who? Me? Rethinking Academic Discourse Vis-à-vis ‘International” Students,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 24, 2014.
  • “Writing with the World: Using Alternative Rhetorical Models to Unpack Traditional Argumentation.”  CCCC, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 18, 2013.
  • “Beyond the Greco-Roman View of Rhetoric: The Use of Nyaya Sutra Argument in a Writing Classroom.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 26, 2012.
  • “Does Language Matter? Nonnative English Speaking Scholars’ Perceptions of Language Difference in Academic Writing in the Disciplines.” CCCC, St. Louis, MO, Apr., 2012.
  • “Epistemological Crossroads: Writing Practices of Multilingual Scholars in the Academic Disciplines,” The 22nd Penn State U. Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, State College, PA, July 11, 2011.
  •  “Global Popular Culture & Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.” CCCC, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 8, 2011.
  • “Navigating Epistemological Worldviews: Nepalese Graduate Students in Rhetoric and Composition Programs in the US.” CCCC, Louisville, KY, Mar. 18, 2010.
  • “Perceptions and Perspectives: The Journey of Knowledge in Abhi Subedi’s Fire in the Monastery.” Conference of the Literary Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mar. 2, 2005.
  • “Teaching Speaking: Designing Activities for Large Classes.” International Conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA), Kathmandu, Feb.26, 2001.
  • “Teaching Listening: Developing Student-Centered Activities.” International Conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA), Kathmandu, Feb. 24, 2000. 


  • “Internationalization as a Neoliberal versus Humanistic Affordance in Writing Pedagogy.” SUNY Council on Writing Conference. New Albany, NY, Mar. 2016.
  • “The Brave New World of Writing Instruction: Lessons from Teaching Writing Online.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, NY, Oct. 17, 2015.
  • “(Re)imagining, (Re)positioning, and (Re)evaluating Student Knowledge: A Writing Pedagogy for the Globalized Classroom,” panel presented with Blaise Bennardo and Raquel Corona, University of Connecticut Writing Conference, New Haven, CT, Mar. 27, 2015.
  • “Global Citizenship in Teaching Writing.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, NY, Oct. 28, 2014.
  • “Promoting Ownership and Constructive Feedback: Teaching Writing in the Age of Sharing Process and Product,” with Chris Petty. SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Oswego, NY, Sept. 26, 2014.
  •  “Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs,” with Michael Murphy, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference, Manhattan, NY, Mar. 19, 2014.
  • “Teaching Composition” (Roundtable with four colleagues from Writing Program and English Department, SBU), Stony Brook English Graduate Conference, Manhattan, NY, Mar. 1, 2014.
  • “Implications of the Politics of Language involving International Teaching Assistants for Composition Studies.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Oct. 15, 2010.
  • “Politics of Technology in Education: The Dangers of Celebration and Resistance.” Kentucky Philological Association Conference, Richmond, KY, Mar. 9, 2010.
  • “Marilyn Nelson’s The Cachoeira Tales as Transcultural ‘World’ Literature.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, Feb. 19, 2010.
  • “Fear of the Un-American University: Popular Sentiments and Public Debates about Higher Education in Nineteenth Century America.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 30, 2010.
  • “At the Table with the Enemy: Engaging the Public with the Rhetoric of Diplomacy.” Annual Grad. and Undergrad. Student Conference on Literature, Comp. and Rhetoric, U of Chatanooga, TN, Oct. 17, 2009.
  • “Neither Resistance nor Zeal: A Critical View of Technology in Research Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, U of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Oct. 16, 2008.
  • “The Politics of Global English: Pedagogical Response to a Double Bind.” Kentucky Philological Association Conference, Louisville, KY, Mar. 9, 2008. 

Some conferences attended (no presentation)                                                         

  • Three-day summer institute at Yale University (keynotes, workshops, peer review of ongoing research, reflection sessions): Graduate Communication Consortium, New Haven, CT. May 8-12, 2016.
  • Virtually Connecting, #AMICALNET, with Jim Groom, Maha Bali, and others, May 13, 2016.
  • Academic and Professional Writing Conference, University of Maryland, Oct. 10, 2014.
  • Webinar on Critical Transitions, led by Jessie Moore of Elon University, June 5, 2013.
  • International ELT Conferences, NELTA, Nepal, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006.


  • “Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing.” Half-day, pre-conference workshop at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCC). Created and led, with 11 scholars from five countries, Mar. 2015.
  • “Critically Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing: ‘Transrhetorical’ and Transnational Practices/or Global and Local Practices.” CCCC. Second iteration of the above workshop; developed and co-facilitated with Ligia Mihut, Sara Alvarez, and Santosh Khadka. Mar. 2016.
  • “Engaging the Global: Challenges and Practices of the Digital in Transnational Writing.” CCCC. Third iteration of the above workshop; developed with Lilian Mina and Lavinia Hirsu, Mar. 14, 2017. (workshop facilitated by Mina and Hirsu due to delayed travel).


  • “What's on the Line about ‘Sharing Everything’?: Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications in the Writing Classroom.” Multimodal poster, with Chris Petty. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 2014.
  • “Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications Online.” Multimodal poster, with Chris Petty. Symposium on Distance Education, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Sept. 7, 2013.
  • “Technology For Effective Teaching: Adapting the TPACK Model to Composition Courses.” Digital Pedagogy Poster Session, with Amy Lueck, CCCC, St. Louis, MO, Apr., 2012.                                                                       


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