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Authority and Professionalism — [Republica Repost]

[United, we win] —Higher education reform

It was early 2006 when members of the Maoist party in the city had just started coming out—though it also seemed that many were simply claiming association with the party because incentives were high and risks small. I was a lecturer at the Central Department of English in Kirtipur, and I had been happily doing what I was supposed to do: teach students, help them with their research and writing, and have conversations about teaching and learning with colleagues. One day, out of the blue, two of my students started using loud voices and harsh words, accusing me of being “against students”. They had heard that I had objected to an institutional practice of increasing students’ final marks rather than maintain the grading policy. These two gentlemen had not only been highly respectful toward me, they had also been particularly friendly. So I was shocked that they would go to the extent of warning me not to go to the university, or else. Nothing bad happened, and a few months later, I left for further studies in the US. Continue reading

Ditch the SLC Exam — [Republica Repost]

First article of my column/series published in the Republica on June 21, 2014. (reposted here because link to the original publication is broken).

I now teach at a prestigious university within the largest and one of the best American public university systems, the State University of New York.

But twenty-four years ago, when I first appeared the SLC, I failed.

Now, I am not about to tell you a wonderful story. Sorry, there are more stories of suicide than of success in this regard. I am instead telling my story, for the first time beyond my family, in order to make a very broad point about the SLC exam and our society.

The precise reason I failed the exam was that I went to a public school in ninth and tenth grades. I passed the exam after I went to a private school for a year and retook it. Again, before any advocates of private schools start licking their lips, let me make something very clear. In the big picture of education system where I failed—even though it was in the Indian state of Manipur where there was a similar testing system as in Nepal—the private school that helped me pass the exam was NOT a solution of a problem. The emerging phenomenon of private schools was, or it was becoming as it also is in Nepal, a manifestation of an insidious social crisis. Let me explain. Continue reading

There’s No Public — [Republica Repost]

Published on July 2, 2016 [Logic of Writing]

It is not necessary to “dumb down” specialized ideas when writing for “general” public, which, by the way, doesn’t exist.

Previous generations arguably had two rather distinct groups of people when it came to reading and writing specialized bodies of knowledge: there were the few educated people mainly at the center of political and economic hierarchy, and there was the “general” public. The spread of literacy and higher education have now radically blurred that boundary. However, myths about communicating complex ideas still prevail. Like the myth about “good writers” that I wrote about here previously, the idea that there is a general public who can only handle simplified language is a misconception that any writer should avoid.

Read the full article on Republica.

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NEPAL RELATED SCHOLARLY WORK

देश बाहिर बसेर अध्ययन गर्ने वा बिभिन्न पेशामा कार्यरत नेपालीहरुलाई खासगरी सामाजिक संजालका सम्बादहरुमा “विदेशमा बसेर बाठा कुरा गर्ने” भन्ने आरोप लागेको देखिन्छ ।बाहिरै बसेर पनि योगदान दिन चाहने/सक्नेहरुको संख्या बढ्न थालेको धेरै समय नभई सकेकोले पनि त्यो तर्क देख्न सुन्न पाइएको होला । तर आफ्नो ज्ञान र शीपको क्षेत्रमा धेरथोर योगदान दिनेले त्यसबारे हल्ला गर्न पनि अप्ठारो, थाहै नदिँन पनि अनुचितको बिलखबन्द हुन्छ । त्यहि अप्ठारो बीच मैले तलको सुची बनाएर आफुले नेपाली शिक्षा जगतमा योगदान दिएका प्रोजेक्टहरु बारे आफ्नो “नेपाल रेजुमे”को शुरुवात गरेको हुँ । यो अपुरो र यसको लेखाई अधुरो छ, समय निकालेर सुधार्नु पर्ने छ । तै पनि अरु साथीहरुलाई यसले प्रेरित गर्ला भन्ने आशाले तयार पारेको हुँ । सन् १९९२ मा भारतमा विद्यालय शिक्षा हासिल गरेर स्वदेश फर्केपछि सन् १९९४ देखि २००६ सालसम्म बुटवल र काठमाडौँमा विद्यालय र विश्वविद्यालयमा शिक्षण र प्राज्ञिक सेवा गर्ने अवसर पाएको हुँ । नेपालमा सार्वजनिक विश्वविद्यालयको सौभाग्य/अवसर नपाएको भए उच्च शिक्षा र त्यसमा आधारित रोजगारको अवसर उपलब्ध हुने थिएन, न त २००६ सालपछि संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिकामा थप अध्ययन गर्न आए पछिका दिनमा नै । त्यस अवसरकालागि र आफ्नो मातृभूमिप्रतिको कृतज्ञता जाहेर गर्न पनि मैले तलका योगदान गर्ने र तिनलाई यहाँ प्रतुत गर्ने जमर्को गरेको हुँ। यसलाई हेरिदिनुभएकोमा मेरो हार्दिक धन्यवाद! 

TRAINER/FACILITATOR/PRESENTER

*70+ op eds mainly on higher education for a column in Republica (reposted on this site as original links seem to break after a while)


78. “Policy Communication: Communicating Specialized Knowledge with General/Mixed Audience,” a 2-hour workshop organized by Dr. Purna Nepali, Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), April 2022. 

77. Writing for Social Justice, a 3-month workshop series/course to support Dalit and other activitists/scholars with writing op-eds that are more research- and analysis- based toward making more significant impact on public discourse and policy related to social justice for Dalit community and broader social change, supporting Subhash Nepali to develop the course and co-facilitating with him and other colleagues (Lina Gurung, Gauri Nepali, Shiva Hari Gyawali, and Leena Dahal), April-June 2022.

76. Scholars’ Accountability Group, a weekly peer-feedback meeting series, led by Chandra Upadhyay and other scholars of Tribhuvan University, for scholars of TU and beyond from across the country, March-April 2022, supported development of the program

75. Global Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal: Nepalese New Media in the 21st Century, a book including 18 chapters by journalism and media from across Nepal and a few abroad, edited with Bhanu Bhakta Acharya. Routledge, 2022.

74. Adaptive Design: Engaging Students in Disrupted Distance Learning, a workshop for 50+ faculty members of Kathmandu Model College Network, February 2022. 

73. Tribhuvan University Professional Development Workshop series (2021): Served as a resource person and coordinator for a faculty development initiative, including workshops on development of research agenda and social-impact objectives, mobilization of diverse languages and genres for public engagement, teaching excellence through research integration, and pursuit of new professional development objectives. 

72. Tribhuvan University webinar, Research & Writing Support Group, 3-month long modular weekly milestones (Sept.20, Dec 20 –  Feb 21). 

71. Little Angels’, “Learner Engagement During Disrupted Distance Learning,” Sept. 29, 2020 (facilitated with Dr. Smrittee K. Panta)

70. Open University of Nepal, “Research and Writing as Knowledge Production, a workshop for English Studies students, Sept. 19, 2020 (organized with Tara P. Adhikari)

69. Opening Doors with Social Science Education, Golden Gate College, a panel and Q&A for college students pursuing higher education in the social sciences (with Prof. Shiva Bhusal and Ms. Moon Gurung).

68. Brain Gain Center webinar (May 2020)– helped develop, facilitate, and participated in the panel for the first session of a webinar discussion series —

67. Tribhuvan University Webinar (April-May2020): presented “critical perspectives on online education” for a panel discussion and discussion with TU leaders (including address by Education Minister)

66. Tribhuvan University Teacher Training (April 2020): trained a group of 24 TU professors and organized training for 500+ TU professors from across Nepal (स्वयंसेवी समुहले संचालन गरेको यो वृहत कार्यक्रममा शिक्षामन्त्रीले दिनुभएको मन्तव्य बारे कान्तिपुर दैनिकको समाचार)

65. King’s College Conference session (April 2020), Keynote — “Embracing Chaos: Virtual Conference on Online Teaching” (King’s College, Kathmandu)

64. KMC Orientation session (April 2020) for unit/institutional leaders of Kathmandu Model College (and network)

63. Martin Choutari Discussion — co-facilitated (with Subhash Nepal) workshop on writing for social justice, Martin Choutari (June 2019)  

62. Trihuvan University (2016-17): Webinar Series (monthly teacher training workshops): Tribhuvan University (October 2016-July 2017)

61. ^^Ditto @KMC: webinar series Kathmandu Model College and Network

60. Writing for Social Justice, Op-Ed writing “course,” supported Subhash Nepali to develop and implement, organized with similar support from Dr. Tom Robertson at the Fulbright Center, Kathmandu.

59. Tribhuvan University Webinar Series (2017-18, monthly teacher training workshops): Tribhuvan University (September 2017-May 2018)

58. ^^Ditto @KMC: Kathmandu Model College and Network

56. Tribhuvan University two-day teacher training retreat/summit (Bhaktapur, May 2018): Tribhuvan University — trained trainers, helped organize and facilitate program, presented a keynote 

57. ^^Ditto @KMC: Kathmandu Model College and Network

56. Tribhuvan University two-day teacher training retreat/summit (Nagarkot, May 2019): Tribhuvan University — trained trainers, helped organize and facilitate program, co-presented a talk on research advancement and integration (with Dr. Binil Aryal and Dr. Krishna Bista)

55. ^^Ditto @KMC: Kathmandu Model College and Network

54. News 24 interviews — 2 interviews about higher education and contribution of diaspora scholars 

53. NELTA talk, 2016 — on the potentials for advancing Writing Studies and Writing Education within the framework of ELT in Nepal 

52. Applied linguistics conference, TU CDEE, 2018 (?) — on the role of teachers as micro-level policy makers and practical translators of curricular policy 

51. Two-day writing for social justice workshop (Butwal, June 2019) — a series of workshops for integrating autoethnography and research for writing to influence social policy and public engagement

50. Little Angels’s, faculty development framework workshop (June 2019) — with Krishna Bista — a workshop engaging faculty and administrators for adapting/developing a framework for rewarding faculty teaching, research, and academic/community service 

49. Toronto Conference, Role of Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal, Presented a paper on BGC (concept and promotion) 

48. New York, BGC Concept and Recommendations (during visit by DPM Ishwor Pokharel) 

47. BGC presentation in Kathmandu — at launching (May 31, 2019) 

46. Online workshop series on publishing research-based article for 24 scholars from across Nepal plus India and Bangladesh and across the disciplines (in collaboration with Surendra Subedi), Feb 2-020 – Apr 2020. “Publishing Your Research/Scholarship: Taking Ambitious & Purposeful Approaches to Product, Process, and Politics”

45. Online workshop series on publishing research-based article for 12 scholars from across Nepal and across the disciplines (in collaboration with Dr. Prem Phyak), Nov 2019 – Jan 2020.

44. Online workshop series on publishing research-based article for 12 scholars from King’s College (in collaboration with Anuj Tiwari), Aug 2019 – Dec 2019. “Publication Based on Empirical Research”

43. Webinar series and on-the-ground training, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (assisting implementation of semester-based teaching/learning through monthly online sessions, leading up to summer programs), Nov. 2016 – 2017.  

42. Kathmandu Model College, similar to or overlapping with TU, Nov. 2016 – 2017. 

41.  Monthly online teacher training webinars, leading to a 3-day onsite training in August 2016, Midwestern U., Nepal, Oct. 2015 – June 2016.

PUBLICATIONS

40. Sixty plus op-ed articles (as of February 2019) for Republica, for a column on higher education and society, July 2014-Present.

39. Book: Co-edited with Bista, K. & Raby, C: Higher Education in Nepal: Practice, Policy and Perspectives. (Expected publication: Fall 2019).

38. “Realigning Higher Education.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019

37. Co-authored with Krishna Bista and Rosalind L. Raby: “Introduction: Telling stories, generating perspectives: Local–global dynamics in Nepalese higher education.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019.  

36. Co-authored with Sudha Tripathi and Surendra Subedi: “Making the shifts to change the system: Implementing the semester system through pedagogical training in Tribhuvan University.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019.

35. Co-authored with Krishna Bista and Rosalind L. Raby: “Conclusion: Complexities of higher education in Nepal” (with Rosalind L. Raby & Krishna Bista). In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019. 

34. Chapter: Co-authored with Surendra Subedi: “Semester System in Nepal: Taking a Collaborative, Constructivist Approach to Teacher Training.” Tribhuvan University Journal, 2018.

33. Article: “Translanguaging in Hiding: Effects of English-Only Instruction on Education in Nepal.” In Transnational Writing Education: Theory and Practice. Ed. Xiaoye You. Routledge, 2018.

32. Chapter: “Third Eye: An Exhibit of Literacy Narratives from Nepal.” In Stories that Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives. Eds. Cynthia Selfe et al. Utah: The University of Utah Press imprint, 2012

31. Chapter: Co-authored with Bal K. Sharma. “Global Popular Culture and Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.”  In ScreeningLiteracy Across Cultures. Eds. Bronwyn Williams & Amy Zenger. London: Routledge, 2012.

CREATIVE WRITING

30. Dukhirahane Desh(a collection of poems in Nepali), Kathmandu: Sunlight Publication, 2006. 

ONGOING RESEARCH

29. Book project: “Writing Education in South Asia: Obstacles and Uptakes.” (2018-20)

GRANT PROJECT

28. “On Their Own Terms” (2016-18),a study of writing pedagogies and engagement of global perspectives in Romania, Colombia, India, Nepal (grant: National Council of Teachers of English, US). 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

27. Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Central Department of English, Nepal, 2000-2006.

26. Lecturer, TU Colleges: Padma Kanya College, Ratna Rajya Laxmi College, Nepal, 2001-2006

25. Lecturer, TU-Affiliated Colleges: Kathmandu Model College, Campion College, Kathmandu Don Bosco College, Nobel College, Nepal, 2000-2006

24. Teacher, Schools: GEMS (high school), 1998-2000; Universal Academy, 1997-98, Kathmandu; New Pinewood School (elementary & middle school), Butwal, Nepal, 1994-97.

PRESENTATIONS (PAPERS, WORKSHOPS, KEYNOTES)

SECTION TO BE UPDATED … 

27. Keynote (with Cynthia Davidson & MaryAnn Duffy): “Using Research for Leveraging Education” part of joint keynote titled “Leveraging Agency: Using Writing, Technology, and Research to Drive Educational Transformation,” Kathmandu Model College

26. Talk (with Binil Aryal & Krishna Bista): “…” 

25. Workshop: KMC, 2018 …

24.  Workshop: TU, 2018 … 

23.  Paper: “Teachers as Curriculum Designers and Micro-Level Policy Makers.” (virtually presented) Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference, School of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb. 10, 2018.

22. Workshop: “Working with Sources: Strategies for Developing & Sustaining Your Research Agenda,” with Drs. Gene Hammond & Santosh Khadka, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 9, 2016.

21. Talk: “Get Inspired.” United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 2, 2016 +++ add 2018 & 2019 talks.

20. Keynote: “Making Transformations: Growing by Giving.” Transformations: An Educational Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, Jul. 25, 2016.

19. Lecture: “The Place of Writing Education in ELT: A Case for Nepal.” Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 13, 2016. 

18. Talk: “Writing Studies and Writing-Intensive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum.” Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 17, 2016.

17. Roundtable (led discussion with provost and eight deans of Tribhuvan University): “Implementing and Improving the System in Nepal.” Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.

16. Talk: “Beyond Binaries: Teaching as Lifelong Learning.” Kings College, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 11, 2016.

15. Talk: “Developing Your Research Agenda.” Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.

14.  Paper: “Establishing a Writing Center” (a concurrent session training tutors and director). Transformations: An Education Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, July 24, 2016.

13. Paper: “Global Popular Culture & Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.” CCCC, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 8, 2011.

12. Paper: “Navigating Epistemological Worldviews: Nepalese Graduate Students in Rhetoric and Composition Programs in the US.” CCCC, Louisville, KY, Mar. 18, 2010.

11. Paper: “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.

10. Paper: ELT Conferences, NELTA, Nepal, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006.

ACADEMIC AWARDS/RECOGNITION

9. Certificate/Appreciationfrom Rector Prof. Dr. Sudha Tripathi, for facilitating faculty training programs, May 2019, Nagarkot. 

8. Nepal Vidya Bhusan (then “Mahendra Vidya Bhusan”), Gold Medal, Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Nepal, Mar. 2000.

7. Diligence Scholarships while studying MA, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1997-99; while studying BA, Butwal Multiple Campus, TU, Butwal, Nepal, 1994-96.

6. Award, National Essay Writing Context, Central Bank of Nepal Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1994-97

PRIOR SERVICES

5. Editor(1 of 5),Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association), Nepal, 2009-13

4.  Editor(1 of 4), ELT Choutari, blog-based monthly magazine on English Language Teaching, read by English teachers around the world; 2009-12. (about 10 editorials).

3. Co-founder, EditorELT Choutari, blog-based monthly magazine on English Language Teaching, read by English teachers around the world; edited with 3-6 co-editors, 2009-13.

MEMBERSHIP

2. Life member: Literary Association of Nepal, Nepal, 2003- 

1. Life member: Nepal English Language TeachersAssociation, Nepal, 2000-  

Publications

(updated Oct 2020)

A.  BOOKS

  1. Writing Support for International Graduate Students: Enhancing Transition and Success. Routledge, 2018. (a podcast conversation with Daniel Shea)
  2. Co-edited with B. Acharya, BGlobal Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal: Nepalese New Media in the 21st Century. Routledge, 2022.
  3. Co-edited with Gaulee, U, & Bista, KRethinking Education Across Borders: Issues and Perspectives about Globally Mobile Students. Springer, 2020.
  4. Co-edited with Bista, K. & Raby, CHigher Education in Nepal: Practice, Policy and Perspectives.(September 2019).
  • Manuscript under preparation: Politics of International Students: Global/Local Dynamics. Anticipated completion: Spring 2021.
  • Data being gathered: Writing Education in South Asia: Obstacles and Pathways, Expected completion: Fall 2021.

C.  JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Reworking after rejection: Co-authored with Subedi, S., Pervin, N., & Bhowmik, P. “Addressing Demands with Support: Fostering the Enrootment of Scholarship in the Global South.”
  2. Under revision (coauthored with Ligia Mihut, Santosh Khadka, and Sara Alvarez). “On Their Own Terms: Taking a Grassroots Approach to Transnational Writing Research.” ___. Expected publication, 2022.
  3. Under revision: “There’s a need for freedom”: Rhetorical-critical language mobilization in translingual writing.” ___. Expected publication: 2022.
  4. Writing Process Revisited: International Graduate Students’ Exploration of Macrosocial Space.” Bal Krishna Sharma and Suresh Canagarajah, International Journal of Bilingual Education, 2020.
  5. Focusing on International Graduate Students” (invited editorial essay). Journal of International Students, vol. 9, no. 3. 2019.
  6. Internationalizing Writing in the STEM Disciplines,” Across the Disciplines.  Special issue “Bringing the Outside In: Internationalizing the WAC/WID Classroom,” edited by Stefanie Frigo and Collie Fulford. 2018.
  7. World Rhetorics: A Course for the Next Generation of Writing Teachers.” Composition Studies, 1. (pp. 108-26). 2016.
  8. Cultural Schemas and Pedagogical Uses of Literacy Narratives: A Reflection on My Journey with Reading and Writing.” College Composition and Communication, 1. 2015.
  9. Bonds of Difference: Participation as Inclusion” & “Bonds of Difference: Illusion of Inclusion.Co-authored with Maha Bali. Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology. (2-part article). 2014.
  10. Digital Storytelling in the Composition Classroom: Addressing the Challenges.” Computers and Composition Online, Winter 2013.
  11. Writing a Translingual Script: Closed Captions in the Multilingual Hearing Classroom.” Collaborated with Amy Lueck. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 3. (multimodal text). 2013.
  12. Monolingualism among Multilingual Scholars and its Implications for EAP/ESP.” Professional and Academic English, 40 (Summer – Autumn), 28-43. 2012.

D.  BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Accepted, under revision (co-authored with Adhikari, S): “Romantic ambivalences: Experiencing Nepal (from) within and without.” TheShangrila Nation: Memory, Identity, and Nepal. Pandey et al. Expected publication, 2022.
  2. Accepted, under revision: Co-authored with Gene Hammond (invited chapter, drafting): “Transnational WAC Collaboration.” Eds: Jonathan Hall and Bruce Horner. Anticipated publication: 2022.
  3. Teaching World Rhetorics: Promoting Pedagogy to Address the Dynamics of Marginalization.” Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetoric. Ed: Keith Lloyd. Anticipated publication: 2020.
  4. Realigning Higher Education in Nepal.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019.
  5. Introduction: Telling stories, generating perspectives: Local–global dynamics in Nepalese higher education.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019. Co-authored with Krishna Bista and Rosalind L. Raby.
  6. Conclusion: Complexities of higher education in Nepal” (with Rosalind L. Raby & Krishna Bista). In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019. Co-authored with Krishna Bista and Rosalind L. Raby.
  7. Making the shifts to change the system: Implementing the semester system through pedagogical training in Tribhuvan University.” In Bista, Sharma, Raby eds. Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives, Routledge, 2019. Co-authored with Sudha Tripathi and Surendra Subedi. 
  8. International Student Mobility: Examining Trends and Tensions.” Eds. Krishna Bista. International Student Mobility and Opportunities for Growth in the Global Marketplace, IGI Global, 2018. Co-authored with Krishna Bista and Uttam Gaulee.
  9. Addressing Monolingual Dispositions with Translingual Pedagogy. In Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing. Frost, Blum-Malley & Kiernan. (Book under contract with U. Press of Colorado, anticipated publication: spring 2020).
  10. Unraveling Colonial Hegemonies: Scholarship and Teaching with Rhetorical Traditions from South Asia.” Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities and Decolonial Visions. Romeo García, Damián Baca, 2019.
  11. Translanguaging in Hiding: Effects of English-Only Instruction on Education in Nepal.” In Transnational Writing Education: Theory and Practice. Xiaoye You. (Book under contract with Routledge; anticipated publication: fall 2018).
  12. Using Mobile Videocapture to Facilitate Student Writing and Learning.” In Mobile Technology and the Writing Classroom. Ed: Lutkewitte, NCTE, 2016. (pp. 164-178). Co-authored with Soni Adhikari.
  13. Translating Success: Academic Transition of International Students in the US.” In International Student Mobility, Services, and Policy in Higher Education. K. Bista. & G. Foster. IGI Global, 2015. (pp. 1-16).
  14. Third Eye: An Exhibit of Literacy Narratives from Nepal.” In Stories that Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives. Cynthia Selfe et al. Utah: The University of Utah Press imprint, 2012. (multimodal: with 40 text pages with 17 videos & transcript). [link]
  15. Global Popular Culture and Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.” In Screening Literacy Across Cultures. Bronwyn Williams & Amy Zenger. London: Routledge, 2012. (pp. 151-166). Co-authored with Bal K. Sharma.
  16. Rethinking Language and Writing in Composition.” A response essay. JAC. 29 (1&2): 2009. 251-55.

E.  BOOK REVIEW

  1. Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher Education: National Policies and Strategies from Six World Regions (a Project Atlas Report), Journal of International Students, Arkansas State U., 2012.

F.  SIGNIFICANT NON PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Op-Ed Articles

  1. Co-authored with Subhash Nepali: “न्यायको लागि दलित लेखन” (Jhan Naya) — 2019.
  2. Co-authored with Sudha Tripathi and Surendra Subedi: “Transformations in Education” (Republica) – 2018.
  3. Co-authored with Surendra Subedi, Bamdev Gautam, and Bandana Jain: “अनलाइन शिक्षामा स्पष्ट बुझाईको आवश्यकता” (Kantipur Daily) — 2020.
  4. A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World are Absurd.” Chronicle of Higher Education: Worldwise. July 16, 2013.
  5. 60~ op eds (as of May 2020) for Republica (national English daily in Nepal, sister publication of The New York Times). A column on higher education and society, July 2014-Present.
    Samples:

Editorials

  1. Editorial”: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 1, 2016.
  2. Editorial,” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Pedagogies. Special Issues on Massive Open Online Courses & International Education, guest edited with Michael Murphy, 2014-15.
  3. Editorials, co-authored as associate editor (1 of 4): Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Association), Issues 14 through 17 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
  4. Editorials, ELT Choutari, blog-based monthly magazine on English Language Teaching, read by English teachers around the world; 2009-12. (10 editorials).

Non- Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Semester System in Nepal: Taking a Collaborative, Constructivist Approach to Teacher Training” (co-authored with Surendra Subedi. Tribhuvan University Journal. (non peer reviewed journal article). “Criticalizing the pedagogy of English studies.”Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 4.1 (2011): 111-35.
  2. A Teacher’s Letter HomeJournal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Association), 14.1, 2009.
  3. English Language Teaching in Nepal: Promises and Challenges for Teachers.” Contemporary Issues in ELT, (NELTA Chapter Birgunj, Nepal), 2009.
  4. Teaching: What, How, and Why?Chrysanthemum, (Society of English Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu), 2007.
  5. The Language of Silence,” Chrysanthemum, 3. (Society of English Studies Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu), 2000.
  6. Technology and the Demands of Change.” Journal of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Association), 4.1-2, 1999.
  7. Translingual, Transcultural, Transnational: From Buzzwords to Teaching Strategies.Transnational Writing Blog. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Feb.-Mar., 2015. (3 posts)
  8. Eight blog posts on teaching writing, including four collaborated with SBU colleagues. RhetCompatStonyBrook (Writing Program blog, Stony Brook University). 2014-17.
  9. Over 100 posts on personal blog at shyamsharma.net, on issues including new media and writing studies, critical pedagogy, and supporting international students. 2009-Present.

G.  CREATIVE WRITING

  1. Dukhirahane Desh (a collection of poems in Nepali), Kathmandu: Sunlight Publication, (title: translates roughly to “country that keeps hurting”; social issues/political satire).