Risk and Crisis Communication


Risk and Crisis Communications are my major research area. Ranging from my dissertation project to various publications, I am invested in finding ways to minimize environmental, and natural risks via establishing proper communication mechanisms.


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. http://enculturation.net/managing_environmental

Baniya, S., & Potts, L., (2020). Valuing Expertise During the Pandemic. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Online first https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651920958503

Baniya, S., (2021). The Implication of Transnational Activism and Disaster Response for Global Social Justice. Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal.  URL: https://tinyurl.com/87rwnecw

Baniya, S. (Forthcoming) Transnational Assemblages in Disaster Response: Networked Communities, Technologies, and Knowledge Making During Global Disasters. Technical Communications Quarterly. Accepted.

Baniya, S., & Chen, C. (Forthcoming).  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. Accepted.

Baniya, S., How Can Technical Communicators Help in Disaster Response. Technical Communications. Accept with Revision

Baniya, S., The Rhetoric of Disaster in a Networked, Technological, Globalized World. Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Under Review

Baniya, S., & Potts, L.,Recognizing the Immaterial Labor for Social Justice: The Experts’ Knowledge During the Pandemic. Special Issue on “Intercultural and Participatory Risk Communication about COVID-19: Using Immaterial Labor to Promote Social Justice in a Pandemic. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. Proposal Accepted.

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., Decolonizing Disaster Response: Puerto Ricans Response to Hurricane Maria. In Progress