Papers, Presentations



  1. Plenary Session: “Beyond English: Models for Advancing and Applying Knowledge for Social Impact.” International Conference on Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces. June 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (postponed to February 2021 due to pandemic)
  2. Keynote, “Leveraging Agency.” Kathmandu Model College, Nepal (2019), with Cynthia Davidson and MaryAnn Duffy
  3. Workshop: “Co-Creating a Faculty Development Framework,” Little Angels’ College (with Krishna Bista) (June 2019).
  4. Keynote, “Leveraging Agency: Using Writing, Technology, and Research to Drive Educational Transformation.” North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2019), with Cynthia Davidson and MaryAnn Duffy
  5. Workshop: Effective professional communication, for top management officials at East Coast Group, May 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  6. Keynote, “Academic Support for Enhancing Student Learning.” Summer Summit on Semester-Based Teaching/Learning, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2018)
  7. Keynote, “Academic Support for Enhancing Student Learning.” North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018)
  8. Workshop: “Advancing Research,” Kathmandu Model College, Nepal (2018, 2019?)
  9. Workshop: “Pursuing Research with a Purpose,” Kathmandu University, Nepal (2018)
  10. 2-day Workshops: Course Planning, Kathmandu Model College, Nepal (May 2019).
  11. 2-day Workshops: Teaching, Research Excellence, and Student Support, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018, 2019)
  12. 2-day Workshops: Semester-Based Teaching, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (May 2018)
  13. 2-day Workshops: Semester-Based Teaching, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (May 2019)
  14. 2-day Workshops: Writing for Social Justice, Dalit Reader, Butwal, Nepal
  15. Workshop: “Writing for Social Justice: Countering Unequal Structures of Knowledge Production,” Martin Choutari, Kathmandu, June 2019
  16. Workshop: “Working with Sources: Strategies for Developing & Sustaining Your Research Agenda,”
    with Drs. Gene Hammond & Santosh Khadka, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 9, 2016.
  17. Talk: “Get Inspired.” United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 2, 2016.
  18. Talk: “Get Inspired.” United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, June, 2018.
  19. Talk: “Get Inspired.” United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, June, 2019.
  20. Keynote: “Making Transformations: Growing by Giving.” Transformations: An Educational Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, Jul. 25, 2016.
  21. Featured Paper: “Translanguaging Done in Hiding.” Writing Education Across Borders, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, May 20, 2016.
  22. Webinar Series: “Connected Learning,” sponsored by National Writing Project for an international audience, co-facilitated with Maha Bali (American University of Cairo, Egypt), 4 sessions, Aug. 2015.


  1. Talk + workshop: “Locating Ourselves: Enhancing the Ecology of Support for Multilingual Students.” University of Massachusetts at Amherst, March 2020.
  2. Workshop: Internationalization … Morgan State University… (with M. Shamsuzzaman), 2019
  3. Book talk: Morgan State University, March 2019
  4. Paper: “Reflective Encounters: Beyond the Profile of Chinese Students.” Thematic session: “Far Beyond Recruitment: Understand Chinese Students and Helping Them Succeed,” organized by SBU Global Affairs Office and Association of International Education Administrators, Apr. 12, 2017.
  5. Lecture: “The Place of Writing Education in ELT: A Case for Nepal.” Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 13, 2016.
  6. Talk: “Multimedia Across Cultural Borders.” Digital Media and Composition summer institute, 2015, Ohio State University, Ohio, May 20, 2015.
  7. Workshops/Talks (13 total) given during research visits (2014-16), titles/presentations varied:
  • Best Practices in Graduate Writing Support (talks/focus groups): Pennsylvania State University (12/12/2015); California State U. Northridge (2/11/2016); U. of Louisville (4/2/2015); U. of Louisiana Monroe (1/20/2016).
  • Reading Strategically in Graduate School (workshops): Cornell U. (2/20/2015); of Louisville (4/2/2015);
    U. of Florida (11/12/2014); California State U. Northridge (2/11/2016).
  • Effective Writing Strategies for Graduate Level Writing (workshops): Ohio State U. (5/22/2016).
  • Communicating Specialized Knowledge (workshops): U. of Florida (3/23/2015); Penn State U. (12/10/2015).
  • Getting Published: Process & Dynamics (talk): U. of Florida (11/6/2014).
  • Striving for Originality (workshop): Ohio State U. (5/21/2016).


  1. Workshop: “Supporting International Graduate Students” (tentative title), Fordham University, Fall 2019
  2. Workshop: “Supporting Linguistic Diversity.” University of Massachusetts at Amherst, spring 2020
  3. Talk: Farmingdale, 2019
  4. Workshop: Farmingdale, 2019
  5. Talk: “Making Learning Accessible: Teaching Strategies for Helping ‘Multilingual’ Students Transition to and Succeed in College.” Queens College, CUNY, New York, Feb. 28, 2017.
  6. Workshop: “Streamlining Writing,” a full-day event focusing on writing concisely, for Editors of Cell Biology journals, Cambridge, Boston, Oct. 2016.
  7. Talk: “Writing Studies and Writing-Intensive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum.” Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 17, 2016.
  8. Roundtable (led discussion with provost and eight deans of Tribhuvan University): “Implementing and Improving the System in Nepal.” Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.
  9. Talk: “Toward a System of Agents and Advocates: Theorizing a Paradigm Shift in Graduate-Level Writing Support for International Students.” Migration Study Project, Penn State University, Dec. 9, 2015.
  10. Workshop: 3-hour writing session for scientists, with Dr. Kristina Lucenko, at Scientific Writing Retreat, organized by Alda Center for Communicating Science, Cold Spring Harbor National Lab, NY, Dec. 4, 2015.

ON CAMPUS (INSTITUTIONAL)                                                                                                

  1. Book talk: Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stony Brook University, March 2019
  2. Plagiarism Discussion: Preventing Plagiarism with Pedagogy (using writing process) – with Brandi So, Jennifer Jaiswal
  3. Workshops (collaboration with PWR and MIC)
    • Writing the Literature Review
    • Reading strategically
    • Writing the Research Statement
    • Writing the Teaching Philosophy Statement
    • Writing with Originality: Avoiding Plagiarism
  4. Dissertation Writing Boot Camp (with Brando So): Sept 2019, Oct. 2019, Nov. 2019
  5. Faculty Orientation segment: “Facilitating International Students’ Academic Transition.” Undergraduate Colleges, Stony Brook U, Dec. 10 & 11, 2016; Jan. 13 & 14, 2017, … 2018, … 2019.
  6. Talk: “Beyond Binaries: Teaching as Lifelong Learning.” Kings College, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 11, 2016.
  7. Talk: “Developing Your Research Agenda.” Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 15, 2016.

B.  PAPERS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES                            


  1. Panel: CCCC, 2020 (panel organizer)
  2. Workshop: CCCC, 2020
  3. Paper: Computers and Composition conference, with Cynthia Davidson, Soni Adhikari, and Sara Santos
  4. Paper: Consortium on Graduate Communication, Summer Institute, George Mason University, ….
  5. “Making Transnational Writing Research Perform Educationally Productive and Ethically Sound Roles,” (panel organizer: “Roles that Writing Education Performs: Perspectives from Transnational Research, Advocacy, and Collaboration by Writing Scholars in Bangladesh and the United States” with Gene Hammond and Mohammad Shamsuzzaman), Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, March 12-16, 2019.
  6. Paper: Consortium on Graduate Communication, Michigan State University…
  7. “Process of Learning to Write as Exploring Complex Spaces and Ecologies: The Case of International Graduate Students in the STEM Fields.” Panel by B. Sharma & S. Canagarajah: “Disciplinary Socialization of International STEM Scholars: From Grammatical Competence to Spatial Repertoire.” American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, Georgia March 9-12, 2019. Paper: Ecological Framing in Graduate Student Writing Support, Manila, Philippines, June 2018
  8. “Domestic Students as Global Citizens: Rethinking our Teacherly Role through Ethical Argumentation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, Mar. 15, 2018. (panel coordinator).
  9. Paper: Toronto —
  10. “Teaching the Literacy of Sharing: A Theoretical Model for Writing Teachers,” University of Connecticut Conference on the Teaching of Writing, UConn., Apr. 6, 2018.
  11. “Rhetorical Education and the Responsibility of our Moment.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 31 – Jun. 3, 2018.
  12. “Fostering Agency: Ecological Approaches to Graduate-Level Academic Writing Support in the United States.” 23rd Conference of the International Association for World Englishes. 5/31-6/2, 2018, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.
  13. “Strategies for Teaching a One-Size-Fits-All Graduate Writing Course.” Consortium of Graduate Studies Summer Institute, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 10-12, 2018.
  14. “Countering Insecurity with Advocacy for International Students: Pedagogical and Programmatic Strategies,” (with Dr. Kristina Lucenko). Modern Language Association Conference, NY, Jan. 4, 2018. Prepared, unable to present due to inclement weather; presented to an on-campus audience at SBU.
  15. “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.
  16. “Terms of Discourse, Discipline, and Profession in India.” Panel sponsored by Transnational Writing Standing Group: “Centering Transnational Work: A Study of Writing Practices in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, Mar. 17, 2017.
  17. “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, Feb. 17, 2017. (Shared virtually via website due to difficulties/uncertainties in international travel).
  18. “Establishing a Writing Center” (a concurrent session training tutors and director). Transformations: An Education Summit. Midwestern University, Surkhet, Nepal, July 24, 2016.
  19. “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Making Pedagogical Interventions.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2016.
  20. “It Takes a Village: Situating Graduate Writing and Communication for International Students against Academic Transition and Success.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, Apr. 8, 2016.
  21. “Effective Writing Programs and Pedagogies at the Graduate Levels in STEM Disciplines.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, Mar. 19, 2015.
  22. “Translating Success: Academic Transition Narratives of Multilingual Students.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 24, 2014.
  23. “Who? Me? Rethinking Academic Discourse Vis-à-vis ‘International” Students,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 24, 2014.
  24. “Writing with the World: Using Alternative Rhetorical Models to Unpack Traditional Argumentation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 18, 2013.
  25. “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 26, 2012.
  26. “Does Language Matter? Nonnative English Speaking Scholars’ Perceptions of Language Difference in Academic Writing in the Disciplines.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, Apr., 2012.
  27. “Epistemological Crossroads: Writing Practices of Multilingual Scholars in the Academic Disciplines,” The 22nd Penn State U. Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, State College, PA, July 11, 2011.
  28. “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.
  29. “Politics of Technology in Education: The Dangers of Celebration and Resistance.” Kentucky Philological Association Conference, Richmond, KY, Mar. 9, 2010.
  30. “Marilyn Nelson’s The Cachoeira Tales as Transcultural ‘World’ Literature.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, Feb. 19, 2010.
  31. “Global Popular Culture & Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online.” CCCC, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 8, 2011.
  32. “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.
  33. “Navigating Epistemological Worldviews: Nepalese Graduate Students in Rhetoric and Composition Programs in the US.” CCCC, Louisville, KY, Mar. 18, 2010.
  34. “At the Table with the Enemy: Engaging the Public with the Rhetoric of Diplomacy.” Annual Grad. and Undergrad. Student Conference on Literature, Comp. and Rhetoric, U of Chatanooga, TN, Oct. 17, 2009.
  35. “Neither Resistance nor Zeal: A Critical View of Technology in Research Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, U of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Oct. 16, 2008.
  36. “The Politics of Global English: Pedagogical Response to a Double Bind.” Kentucky Philological Association Conference, Louisville, KY, Mar. 9, 2008.
  37. “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.
  38. “Teaching Speaking: Designing Activities for Large Classes.” International Conference of the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA), Kathmandu, Feb.26, 2001.
  39. “Teaching Listening: Developing Student-Centered Activities.” NELTA, Kathmandu, Feb. 24, 2000.

REGIONAL CONFERENCES                                                                                           

  1. “A Pedagogy of Ethical Argumentation for Politically Fraught Times.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, NY, Oct. 26, 2018.
  2. “Project MASLOW: Interventions in Graduate Education through Online Writing Pedagogy.” With Cynthia Davidson. SUNY Council on Writing Conference, SUNY Farmingdale, NY, Oct. 19-20, 2018.
  3. “Engagement as Internationalization: Strategies for the Writing Classroom.” SUNY Council on Writing Conference. New Albany, NY, Sept. 9, 2017.
  4. “Internationalization as a Neoliberal versus Humanistic Affordance in Writing Pedagogy.” SUNY Council on Writing Conference. New Albany, NY, Mar. 5, 2016.
  5. “The Brave New World of Writing Instruction: Lessons from Teaching Writing Online.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, NY, Oct. 17, 2015.
  6. “(Re)imagining, (Re)positioning, and (Re)evaluating Student Knowledge: A Writing Pedagogy for the Globalized Classroom,” panel presented with Blaise Bennardo and Raquel Corona, University of Connecticut Writing Conference, New Haven, CT, Mar. 27, 2015.
  7. “Global Citizenship in Teaching Writing.” Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk County Community College. Long Island, NY, Oct. 28, 2014.
  8. “Promoting Ownership and Constructive Feedback: Teaching Writing in the Age of Sharing Process and Product,” with Chris Petty. SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Oswego, NY, Sept. 26, 2014.
  9. “Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs,” with Michael Murphy, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Conference, Manhattan, NY, Mar. 19, 2014.
  10. “Teaching Composition” (Roundtable with four colleagues from Writing Program and English Department, SBU), Stony Brook English Graduate Conference, Manhattan, NY, Mar. 1, 2014.


  1. 2018/2019? Cs workshop
  2. “Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing.” Half-day, pre-conference workshop at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCC). Created and led, with 11 scholars from five countries, Mar. 2015.
  3. “Critically Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing: ‘Transrhetorical’ and Transnational Practices/or Global and Local Practices.” CCCC. Second iteration of the above workshop; developed and co-facilitated with Ligia Mihut, Sara Alvarez, and Santosh Khadka. Mar. 2016.
  4. “Engaging the Global: Challenges and Practices of the Digital in Transnational Writing.” CCCC. Third iteration of the above workshop; developed with Lilian Mina and Lavinia Hirsu, Mar. 14, 2017
    (workshop facilitated by Mina and Hirsu due to delayed travel on my part).

D.  POSTER PRESENTATIONS (ALL)                                                                          

  1. “What’s on the Line about ‘Sharing Everything’?: Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications in the Writing Classroom.” Multimodal poster, with Chris Petty. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 2014.
  2. “Promoting Productive and Informed Use of Collaborative Applications Online.” Multimodal poster, with Chris Petty. Symposium on Distance Education, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Sept. 7, 2013.
  3. “Technology For Effective Teaching: Adapting the TPACK Model to Composition Courses.” Digital Pedagogy Poster Session, with Amy Lueck, CCCC, St. Louis, MO, Apr., 2012.

E.  ON-CAMPUS TALKS, WORKSHOPS, DISCUSSIONS                                      


  1. Panel: International education (with Gene, Peggy, …)
  2. Panel: …
  3. Paper: CELT Colloquium
  4. Paper: “Using Video for Enhancing Student Learning in Online Courses.” Colloquium on Teaching Online, Faculty Center (TLT), 2016.
  5. Writing Workshops (graduate): organized by Writing Center and Career Center: Strategic Reading in Graduate School (Sept. 2015); Communicating Specialized Ideas to General/Mixed Audiences (Oct. 2015); Effective Writing Strategies for Graduate Students (Nov. 2015).
  6. Writing Workshops (undergraduate), iCafe events, International Student Orientation Office: Reading Effectively (Mar. 2015); Writing “A” Papers (Apr. 2015); Strategic Reading Skills (Mar. 2016, Oct. 2017).
  7. Paper: “Screen Capture in 2015: Using Mobile Applications to Facilitate Student Learning,”
    with Soni Adhikari. Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Faculty Center (TLT), Mar. 2015.
  8. Paper: “Student Centered Activities and Assessment,” with Chris Petty, 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Colloquium, Faculty Center (TLT), Mar. 10, 2014.

  1. Discussion: “Effective Academic-Cultural Transition and International Graduate Students.” Faculty-Student Connection Project. Chapin Student Apartments, Nov. 6, 2017.

Brown Bag Sessions in SBU Program in Writing and Rhetoric                      

  1. “Teaching (with) Global Issues.” Presented with Kevin Clouther, Rita Nezami, Soni Adhikari, Cynthia Davidson, Oct. 19, 2016. (blog published based on session).
  2. “Teaching a ‘Superdivrese’ Student Body.” Presented with Bill Torgerson, Guest presenter from St. Johns University, New York. Oct. 7, 2015.
  3. “Intersections in Basic/Introductory College Writing,” with Liz Kotseas, Apr. 16, 2014.
  4. “Best Practices for the Use of Collaborative/Interactive Applications in the Writing Classroom,” with Chris Petty, Dec. 4, 2013.
  5. “Enhancing Revision, Feedback, and Assessment with Wiki.” Presented with Chris Petty, Apr. 17, 2013.
  6. “Collaborative Learning in the Writing Classroom: Techniques and Technologies,” Nov 7, 2012.

Classroom Presentations (requested by faculty colleagues at SBU)              

  • “Teaching International Students,” with Dr. Kristina Lucenko: Dr. Gary Marker’s class, Oct. 2016.
  • “Analyzing Multimodal Composition”: Dr. Peter Khost’s class, Apr. 30, 2014.
  • “Writing for the Public”: Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss’s class, Mar. 26, 2013.
  • “Strategies for Effective Writing”: Dr. Camille Abbruscato’s class, Mar. 12, 2013.

Some conferences attended (no presentation)                                                    

  • UConn conference, 2018?, 2019
  • Three-day summer institute at Yale University (keynotes, workshops, peer review of ongoing research, reflection sessions): Graduate Communication Consortium, New Haven, CT. May 8-12, 2016.
  • Virtually Connecting, #AMICALNET, with Jim Groom, Maha Bali, and others, May 13, 2016.
  • Academic and Professional Writing Conference, University of Maryland, Oct. 10, 2014.
  • Webinar on Critical Transitions, led by Jessie Moore of Elon University, June 5, 2013.
  • International ELT Conferences, NELTA, Nepal, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006.

University of Louisville, KY (2006-12)

  • Teaching workshops, The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning: “Enhancing Collaborative Learning with Wikis and Blogs” (Feb, 10, 2012); “SafeAssign Workshops” for preventing plagiarism by integrating pedagogy with technology (7 workshops, yearlong project 2009-10).
  • Graduate student professional development workshops, PLAN initiative, Graduate School:
    “Academic Transition Workshop for New International Graduate Students” (designed and led in 2009, 2010, 2011); “Technology for Professional Development,” with Harley Ferris, Feb. 2010, Jan. 2011); “Wiki and Blog Workshop,” with Ryan Trauman, Sept. 30, 2009).
  • Writing Workshops for students and instructors, University Writing Center (2006-08): “APA Citation”; “IEEE Citation”; “Editing for Effective Sentence”; “Thesis Statement, Topic Sentence, and Organization”; “Understanding Assignment Prompts”; “Using Rubric”; “Avoiding Plagiarism.”

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