I am from Nepal and currently a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
I am working on her dissertation project that studies the emergence of transnational assemblages during Nepal Earthquake and Puerto Rico’s Hurricane. My dissertation project focusses on merging comparative rhetorics as well as technical/ professional communication by studying disaster-affected communities and comparing their emergent digital composition, communication, and rhetorical practices. My scholarship is informed via non-western rhetorical traditions and practices that she acquired via her community in Nepal. Currently, I am teaching Business Writing with International Service Learning where she guides students on navigating transnational spaces via multicultural communication, technology, and service-learning.
I am also one of the founding members as well as one of the moderators of #NextGen, the first international graduate student listserv.
I have two Masters Degree in English. Before investing myself fully in this scholarly journey, I worked as an English News Reader and Editor for Nepal’s national Radio – Radio Nepal for 8 years and also worked as a journalist for Nepal Bureau of China’s Official- Xinhua News Agency for almost three years. Leaving journalism, I tended to invest myself in the world of Professional Writing by taking jobs as “Communications Officer / Associate” by working with non-profit organizations including United Nations. Meanwhile, I enjoy writing fiction, poetry and monologues in my personal blog as well as local newspapers back home in Nepal. I also curate them in my personal blog: The Coffee House Revival.