Peer Review Publications

Baniya, S. (2020). Managing Environmental Risks: Rhetorical Agency and Ecological Literacies of Women During the Nepal Earthquake. Enculturation (32) Special Issue: Rhetorics and Literacies of Climate Change.
Baniya, S., & Potts, L., (2021). Valuing Expertise During the Pandemic. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Online first
Baniya, S., (2021).The Implication of Transnational Activism and Disaster Response for Global Social Justice. Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal. Link
Baniya, S. (2021) Transnational Assemblages in Disaster Response: Networked Communities, Technologies, and Knowledge Making During Global Disasters. Technical Communications Quarterly. Revised and Resubmit.
Baniya, S., Brien, A., Call, K., Kumar, R., (2021) Serving Internationally: Enhancing Digital Literacy in Rural Nepal amid a Pandemic. Reflections Revise and Resubmit
Sherman, D., Mentzer, N., Baniya, S., Bartholomew, S., & Laux, D. (2021). Across the Disciplines: Our Gained Knowledge in Assessing a First-Year Integrated Experience. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.
Bartholomew, S.R., Mentzer, N, Jones, M., Sherman, D., & Baniya, S., (2021) Learning by Evaluating (LbE) through Adaptive Comparative Judgment. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.
Baniya, S. (2020). Rhetorical Comparison of Hindu God Krishna and Plato: An Exploration of Non-Western Hindu Rhetoric. In K. Lloyd. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion of Comparative and World Rhetorics, pp. 164-172. Routledge.
Parupudi, T., Sherman, D., Mentzer, N., Chesley, A., Baniya, S., & Laux, D. (2020) Oral Communication in an Integrated STEM and Humanities First-Year Experience. Journal of Technology Education, 32 (1), 50-64.
Kumari, A, Baniya, S., & Larson, K. (2020). The Necessity of Genre Disruption in Organizing an Advocacy Space for and by Graduate Students. Xchanges, 15 (1), 1-8.
Baniya, S., Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., Bartholomew, S., Moon, C., & Sherman, D. (2019). Using Adaptive Comparative Judgment in Writing Assessment: An Investigation of Reliability Among Interdisciplinary Evaluators. Journal of Technological Studies, 45 (2), 24-45.
Baniya S., & Weech, S. (2019). Data and Experience Design: Negotiating Community-Oriented Digital Research with Service-Learning. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6,11–16.
Baniya, S; Diab, K; Hendrickson, B; Grayson, M.L; Holly, H; Kumari, A; Larson, K; Messina, C.M; Paul, G; Ruiz, I. (2019) “Where we Are: Dialogue and Disciplinary Space.” Composition Studies, 47 (2): 203–210.
Baniya, S. (2015). Performance of Rituals in Shaping Nepalese Woman’s Sexuality. Discourses on Folklore Kathmandu International Folklore Congress. Nepali Folklore Society, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Forthcoming Publications

Baniya, S., & Chen, C. (2021). Experiencing a Global Pandemic: The Power of Public Storytelling as Counternarrative in Crisis Communication. Special Issue of Technical Communication on “The Work of Storytelling in Technical Communication. Revised and Resubmitted
Baniya, S., Kumari, A, Larson, K., Johnson, GP., Doan, S., Schwarz, VM., (2021). Building an International Coalitional Listserv for and by Graduate Students: The Critical Digital Literacies of nextGEN. Computers and Composition. Revise and Resubmit.
Baniya, S., Edwards, J, Sano-Franchini, J, & Walwema, J. (2022) Revisiting Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication through Social Justice and Intercultural Frameworks: Findings from Survey Research. Under Review
Baniya, S., Brien, A., Call, K., Rethinking Service Learning in Technical Communication via Global Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Context. Programmatic Perspective. Revise and Resubmit.
Baniya, S., (Forthcoming) #RageAgainstRape: Nepali Women’s Assemblage and Networked Performances Against Rape. In Lisa Phillips, Sarah Warren-Riley, and Julie Bates (Eds. ), Grassroots Activisms: Public Rhetorics in Localized Contexts. Book Under Review
Baniya, S. (2021). Community Engagement. In J. Tham (Eds), Keywords in Design Thinking: A Primer For Makers, Designers, & Technical Communicators. Parlor Press.

Ongoing Research Projects

Service Learning in Technical and Professional Communication through Social Justice and Intercultural Frameworks: A Multisite Study

  • Supported by the CPTSC Grant, this project seeks to understand how programmatic actions in TPC clarify issues of social justice and intercultural communication in service-learning programs. In this project, we are conducting survey and focus group discussions with different kinds of postsecondary institutions with the U.S. and beyond, including land grant universities, SLACs, community colleges, tribal colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and HBCUs. Project in collaboration with Dr. Jessica Edwards, Dr. Jennifer Sano-Franchini, Dr. Josephine Walwema

Citation Project with Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

  • The Citation Matters project via Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Board about whether its own publishing record adequately met such critiques. The project aims at creating a databse which would document how the field was currently engaging with scholars of color and, additionally, international scholars of color. Project in collaboration with Ellen Cushman, Khirsten Scott, Laura Gonzales, Haivan Hoang, Paula Mathieu, Steve Parks, Staci Perryman-Clark, Jacqueline Rhodes, Tiffany Rousculp, Kevin Smith, Bo Wang

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Baniya, S., Hutchinson, L, Kumari, A, Larson, K, Lindgren, C. (2019). Representing Diversity in Digital Research: Digital Feminist Ethics and Resisting Dominant Normatives. Computers and Writing 2018 Conference Proceedings. URL:

Baniya, S (2019). Comparative Study of Networked Communities, Crisis Communication, and Technology: Rhetoric of Disaster in Nepal Earthquake and Hurricane Maria. In proceedings of SIGDOC Conference, Portland, OR Sigdoc 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3328020.3353913

Baniya, S[2]., Mentzer, N., Sherman, D., Laux, D., Farrington, S., Holtan, A., Eden, C., & Zhang, L. Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teaching/learning Praxis with Design Thinking, Communication, and Composition. In proceedings of SIGDOC Conference, Portland, OR. DOI: 10.1145/3328020.3353930

Chesley, A., Parupudi, T., Baniya, S., Farrington, S., Holtan, A., Eden, C., Laux, D., & Mentzer, N. (2018) Interdisciplinary Pedagogy, Integrated Curriculum, and Professional Development. In ASEE IL/IN Regional Conference Proceedings. 10.5703/1288284316848

Publications by Undergraduate Mentees

Chaube, P. (2020). Importance and Challenges of International Service-learning. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement., 7, (1), 19-27. DOI: 10.5703/1288284317230

Auckley, D., & Harber, J. (2019). Caregiver Companion: A Service-Learning Initiative in Tippecanoe County. Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6, (1), 4–10.

Yee, M., (2019). From Mugshots to Masterpieces: Identities Revealed Through Immigration Portraits of the Chinese Exclusion Era. Young Scholars in Writing, 17, 127-136.

Peer Reviewed Publications in Progress

 Baniya, S., Decolonizing Disaster Response: Puerto Ricans Response to Hurricane Maria. Journal of Puerto Rican Studies. Manuscript in Progress

Baniya, S.  Rhetorical Agency of Women in Ancient Nepali Mythological Narrative:  A Feminist Historiography of Svasthani Barta Katha. Manuscript in progress.

Baniya, S., Mentzer, N., Farrington., Mohandas, L., Technology Students’ views on their academic un (success). Manuscript in progress.

Multimodal Productions

Audio/ Podcast: o   Baniya, S. (2019). Sue Wells Interview in Eric Detweiler’s RSA Oral History Initiative, Retrieved from

Baniya, S. (2019). Roundtable on Inaugural RSA Institute in Eric Detweiler’s RSA Oral History Initiative, Retrieved from

o   Baniya, S. (2017). Reminiscing 20 years of #FemRhet with Dr. Jennifer Bay,” in CWSHRC blogpost for Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference 2017, Dayton, OH.

Blogposts:o   Baniya, S & Chapman, R. FemRhet2017 Recap Day One. Retrieved from:


o   Baniya, S. (2016). Enhancing construction skills to help Nepali earthquake victims build back better. Retrieved From  (400,000 hits record on the European Union website and 26.000 likes EU Facebook)

Pictorial Book:  o   Baniya, S. (2016). Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project: Pictorial Book [PDF}. Retrieved From
Documentary:o   Baniya, S. (2016). Nepal: Building Back Better. Retrieved From


o   Baniya, S. (2016). Nepal: One year of Bringing Relief. Retrieved From

o   Baniya, S. (2015). Changing Self-Changing Community. Retrieved From

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