Conference Papers

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “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, February 15-18, 2017.riting Research Across Borders IV
  • Participated: Graduate Writing Support, summer institute, Yale University, May 8-12, 2016
  • Contributed: “Virtually Connecting” at #AMICALNET. With Jim Groom, Maha Bali, and others, 2016.
  • Moderated: “Transformations: A Summit on Higher Education in Nepal.” Surkhet, Nepal, July 24-26, 2016.
  • “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Making Pedagogical Interventions.” Rhetoric Society of American Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016.
  • “Translanguaging Done in Hiding: Effects of English-Only Instruction on Writing Pedagogy in Nepal.” Writing Education Across Borders, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhong, China, May 2016.
  • “Internationalization as a Neoliberal versus Humanistic Affordance in Writing Pedagogy.” State University of New York Council on Writing (SUNYCOW). New Albany, New York, March 2016.
  • “Using Video for Enhancing Student Learning in Online Courses.” TLT Colloquium on Teaching Online, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, 2016.
  • “Effective Writing Programs and Pedagogies at the Graduate Levels in STEM Disciplines.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Florida, March 18-22, 2015.
  • Co-presented with Soni Adhikari: “Screen Capture in 2015: Using Mobile Apps to Facilitate Student Learning/Use of Technology.” TLT Teaching and Learning Colloquium, 2015.
  • “Translating Success: Academic Transition Narratives of Multilingual Students.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21-25, 2014.
  • “Who? Me? Rethinking Academic Discourse Vis-à-vis ‘International” Students,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 22-26, 2014.
  • “Promoting Ownership and Constructive Feedback: Teaching Writing in the Age of Sharing both Process and Product.” With Christopher Petty. SUNY Council on Writing Conference, September 26, 2014.
  • “Global Citizenship in Teaching Writing.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, New York, Oct. 28, 2014.
  • “Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs,” co-presented with Michael Murphy, Collaborative Online International Learning, Annual Conference, SUNY Global, Manhattan, New York, March 19, 2014
  • “Teaching Composition” (Roundtable with four other faculty from the Writing Program and English Department, SBU), Stony Brook English Graduate Conference, Manhattan, March 1, 2014.
  • “Writing With the World: Using Alternative Rhetorical Models to Unpack Traditional Argumentation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, March 16-19, 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 24-28, 2012.
  • “Does Language Matter? Nonnative English Speaking Scholars’ Perceptions of Language Difference in Academic Writing in the Disciplines.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louis, MO, Apr., 2012.
  • “Epistemological Crossroads: Writing Practices of Multilingual Scholars in the Academic Disciplines,” The 22nd Pennsylvania State University Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, State College, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2011.
  • “Global Popular Culture and Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 8, 2011.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Navigating Epistemological Worldviews: Nepalese Graduate Students in Rhetoric and Composition Programs in the US,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March 18, 2010.
  • “Using Wiki for Enhancing Collaborative Learning in the Writing Classroom,” a multimodal poster at “Digital Media and Learning in a Social World” Pre-Conference Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, Mar. 17, 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.
  • “At the Table with the Enemy: Engaging the Public with the Rhetoric of Diplomacy,” Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Chatanooga, 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
  • “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

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • “What’s on the Line about ‘Sharing Everything’?: Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications in the Writing Classroom.” (a multimodal poster, co-presented with Christopher Petty). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2012.
  • “Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications Online,” A multimodal poster co-presented at the Symposium on Distance Education, Stony Brook University, September 7, 2013.
  • “Technology For Effective Teaching: Adapting the TPACK Model to College Composition Courses,” A multimodal poster co-presented at the Digital Pedagogy Poster Session with Amy Lueck (University of Louisville), Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 2012.
  •  “Using Wiki for Enhancing Collaborative Learning in the Writing Classroom (a multimodal poster for the pre-conference workshop, “Digital Media and Learning in a Social World,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, Kentucky, Mar., 2010.

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS ON CAMPUS

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY (FALL 2012- )

Faculty Development workshop, Faculty Center

Brown Bag Sessions, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

  • “Intersections in Basic/Introductory College Writing,” presented with Liz Kotseas, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, April 16, 2014.
  • “Best Practices for the Use of Collaborative/Interactive Applications in the Writing Classroom,” presented with Christopher Petty, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, December 4, 2013.
  • “Enhancing Revision, Feedback, and Assessment Through the Use of Wiki,” co-presented with Christopher Petty, Apr. 17, 2013
  • “Collaborative Learning in the Writing Classroom: Techniques and Technologies,” Nov 7, 2012

Classroom Presentations (invited sessions for faculty, promoting writing in the disciplines, WID)

  • “The Five Fs of Effective Writing,” a one-hour writing workshop for business major students of Dr. Camille Abbruscato, Mar. 12, 2013
  • “Writing for the Public,” a three hour writing workshop for Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss’s class, School of Medicine, sponsored by the Communicating Science Elective program, Mar. 26, 2013

Guest Lecture (invited by colleague)

  • “Analyzing Multimodal Composition” a 70-minute session for Dr. Peter Khost’s graduate class, Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric, April 30, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (2007-2011)

Faculty Development workshops, The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

  • “Using Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool” (Dine and Discover workshop series), Sept. 17, 2010
  • “SafeAssign” Workshops for preventing plagiarism through the integration of pedagogy and technology (7 workshops, yearlong project 2009-10)

Professional development workshops for the PLAN initiative, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (in collaboration with other graduate students from different disciplines)

  • “Academic Transition Workshop for New International Graduate Students,” PLAN initiative, Graduate School, University of Louisville, Sept. 2009, Sept. 2010, Sept. 2011.
  • “Technology for Effective Teaching, a workshop for GTAs,” Co-presented with Amy Lueck and Shannon Howard (University of Louisville), PLAN initiative, Graduate School, U of Louisville, Feb. 2010, Jan. 2011.
  • “Technology for Professional Development,” Co-presented with Harley Ferris (University of Louisville), PLAN initiative, Graduate School, University of Louisville, Feb. 2010, Jan. 2011.
  • “Branding Yourself: Workshop for Graduate Students,” Co-Presented with Amy Lueck and Shannon Howard (University of Louisville), PLAN initiative, Graduate School, U of Louisville, Apr. 2012, July 2012.
  • “Understanding and Preventing/Avoiding Plagiarism,” PLAN initiative, Graduate School, University of Louisville, Jan. 2011.

Pedagogy Workshop series, Composition Program, English Department

  • “Wiki and Blog Workshop,” co-presented with Ryan Trauman, Sept. 30, 2009

Writing Workshops for faculty across the disciplines, University Writing Center (2010)

  • APA Citation Style; Using APA Style and Avoiding Plagiarism (School of Music)
  • IEEE Citation Style and Avoiding Plagiarism (College of Engineering)

Writing Workshops for faculty in the College of Business (2010)

  • Thesis Statement, Topic Sentence, and Organization
  • Understanding Assignment Prompt; Critical Thinking for Organizing Academic Papers

Other workshops/presentations

  • “Global/Local Tensions in the ‘Third Gender’ Movement of Nepal” (a talk based on a paper winning Maddox Prize for UofL Women and Gender Studies department’s best research paper, 2010), March 27, 2010.

 

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