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 (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

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. Accepted

Baniya, S., (2021). The Implication of Transnational Activism and Disaster Response for Global Social Justice. Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal. 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.  Transnational Assemblages in Disaster Response: Networked Communities, Technologies, and Crisis Communications During April 2015 Nepal Earthquake and Hurricane Maria. Under Review

Baniya, S. (2020). Decolonial Rhetorical Agency of Transnational Women Entrepreneurs in Disaster Management During the Nepal Earthquake. Enculturation Special Issue on Climate Change. Forthcoming. Manuscript on progress.

Baniya S. (2020). Assembling the Global: Decolonizing Disaster Knowledge Making and Response. Work in Progress