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Santosh Khadka

Curriculum Vitae

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Department of English

California State University Northridge, CA 91330

E-mail: santosh.khadka@csun.edu

Phone: 818 677 4337 (Office)

Website: santoshkhadka.net

 

Education

 

  • PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric

Syracuse University, New York (2014)

 

  • MA in English

Pokhara University, Nepal (2004)

 

  • BA in English

Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2001)

Academic Employment

 

  • California State University Northridge
    • Assistant Professor of English (August 2014-)

 

  • Syracuse University
  • Teaching Associate (April 2012-May 2015)
  • Writing Consultant (August 2008- May 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant (August 2008-April 2012)
  • Writing Center Administrator Intern (August 2012-August 2013)
  • Teaching Mentor (Fall and Spring 2011; Fall 2012)

 

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
  • Writing Tutor (Jan. 2008 to August 2008)

 

  • Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Assistant Professor of English (August 2005 to Jan. 2008)

 

  • Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lecturer of English (Jan. 2005 to Jan. 2008)

 

  • Ekta Books Publishers and Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Editor of Bilingual Dictionaries (Jan. 2005 to Jan. 2008)

 

Publications

        

  • Articles and Book Chapters
  • “(Teaching) Essayist Literacy in the Multimedia World.” Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015): pag.Web.

 

  • Special Issue on Multimodality. Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies 2 (Fall 2015). Co-edited with Dr. JC Lee. Web.

 

  • “Copyright Legislations and “public good”: A Multinational Survey.” Literary Studies 28 (March 2015): 85-96. Print.

 

  • “Geopolitics of Grants Writing: Discursive and Stylistic Features of Not-for-Profit Grant Proposals in Nepal and the USA.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 2: 139-168.

 

  • “Reformulating Notion of Intercultural Communication Style within a Rhetorical Frame.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1 (December, 2013): 1-16.

 

  • “Sporting Safe in the Liminal Sphere: ‘Tactics’ and Facebook.” Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization. Marohang Limbu and Binod Gurung. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, November 2013. 206-216.

 

  • “In/variability of Research Methods/Methodologies of Transnational Compositionists.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies 1.2 (March 2013): 71-88.

 

  • “Rhetoric of World Englishes, Writing Instruction Around the World and a Global Outlook for the US Composition Classroom.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies1. (October 2012): 21-37.

 

  • “Feasibility of Freewriting Heuristic in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom.” Molung Research Journal: A Publication of Research Articles on Multidisciplinary Issues1 (Jan. 2012): 131-137.

 

  • Under Review
  • Edited Collection—From the Outside: Narratives from the Othered in the Academy (with Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick), reviewing chapter manuscripts from 16 contributors.

 

  • “Teaching Multiliteracies in a Sophomore Writing Class.” Syllabus Journal (revised and resubmitted), June, 2015.

 

  • “Possibilities and Limits of a Multiliterate Composition Pedagogy in a Globalized Writing Classroom.” Practical Pedagogies: Engaging Domestic and International Students in Translingual & Translocal Writing. Suzanne Blum Malley, Alanna Frost, and Julia Kiernan. Chapter Draft submitted, Fall, 2015.

 

  • In Progress
  • “On Their Own Terms: A Study of Writing Discourses in Colombia, India, Nepal, and Romania” (with Ligia Mihut, Barry University; Sara Alvarez, University of Louisville; and Shyam P. Sharma, SUNY Stony Brook). Proposed International Study of Writing to be launched from Spring, 2016.

 

  • Bilingual Dictionaries

 

  • Assistant Editor. Ekta Comprehensive English-Nepali Dictionary. (Editors—Shreedhar P. Lohani, and Rameshor P. Adhikary). Kathmandu, Nepal: Ekta Publishers, 2011. (1,938 pages)

 

  • Associate Editor. Ekta Brihat Nepali-Angraji Kosh (Ekta Comprehensive Nepali-English Dictionary). (Editors—Shreedhar P. Lohani, and Rameshor P. Adhikary). Kathmandu, Nepal: Ekta Publishers, 2011. (1,019 pages)

 

Research Contribution

     

 

  • Contributing Researcher, Citation National Project (Principal Researchers: Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jameson)

 

Selected Conference Presentations

 

  • National

 

  • Forthcoming, panelist, “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Scholarship, Program Administration, and Pedagogy,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, May 26-29, 2016.

 

  • Forthcoming, workshop co-chair, “Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing: Critical and Multiperspective Approaches”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, April 6-9, 2016.

 

  • Forthcoming, “Teaching Essayist Literacy in the Multimedia World”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, April 6-9, 2016.

 

  • “How WPAs can Support Cultivation of Multiliterate Capabilities in Students.” The Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise, Idaho, July 12-19, 2015.

 

  • “An Experiment with a Multiliterate Composition Pedagogy in Globalized Writing Classrooms.” Research Network Forum at Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 18-21, 2015.

 

  • “Multiliterate Composition Framework for Public Work of Composition.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 13-16, 2013.

 

  • “Reframing Identifications through Global-digital Confluence.” Rhetoric Society of America Bi-annual Conference, Philadelphia, May 25-28, 2012.

 

  • “Writing Instruction Variations across Borders: Implications for U.S. Composition Classrooms.” Writing Education Across Borders Conference, Days Inn Penn State, State College, PA. September 30-October 1, 2011.

 

  • ““Public Good”: Even not an Afterthought in Copyright Legislations across Nations.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, April 6-9, 2011.

 

  • “Discursive and Stylistic Variations in Grants Proposal Writing in Nepal and the USA: An Intercultural Technical Communication Case Study.” Writing Across Borders Conference, George Mason University, Virginia, February 17-20, 2011.

 

  • “Quest for Ideal Copyright Legislation: A Survey of “Public Good” Provision Across Four Countries.” Conference on Intellectual Property, Iona College, New York, April 30-May 1, 2010.

 

  • “Rhetoric of World Englishes and its Implication to Composing Practices.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March17-20, 2010.

                 

  • “Remediation, Media Convergence, and (Teaching) an Expanded Notion of Writing.” Writing Across Border Conference, Paris, Feb. 19-22, 2014 (Forthcoming).

 

  • Local

 

  • Presenter, “Re-inventing Life: Sponsoring Literacies for Bhutanese Refugees in Syracuse, NY.” Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research, Syracuse University, New York, May 5, 2012.
  • Presenter, “Why E-Portfolio.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant Orientation, Syracuse University Graduate School Programs, 31st January, 2012.
  • Presenter, “Evaluating a Globalized Classroom: How to Respond to and Grade Domestic and International Students Equitably?” Syracuse University Future Professoriate Program Conference, Hamilton, NY, May 17-18, 2012.
  • Panelist (with Fumilayo Edna Showers and Missy Watson), “American Classroom.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant Orientation Program, August, 2011.
  • Panelist, “Roundtable with Nonnative Speaking Writers.” ESL Seminar Series, Syracuse University Writing Center, February 9th,

 

  • Departmental

 

  • Faculty Speaker, “Transaction & Transfer: Globalization, Multiliteracies & Higher Education”, a panel of new faculty members, sponsored by English Department, 15 April 2015
  • Presenter (with Dr. JC Lee), “Going Multimodal in Stretch Classrooms,” Composition Faculty Fall Orientation, 20 August, 2015.
  • Presenter (with Dr. Sharon Klein), “Working with Multilingual Student Writers,” Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
  • Presenter, “New Courses for the Rhetoric and Composition Program,” Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
  • Panelist (with Dr. Lois P. Agnew), “Teaching Values: Case Studies.” Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community Day, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 19, 2013.
  • CCR Panel with Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda, The Writing Program Spring Conference. Syracuse University April 4-5, 2013.
  • Panelist (with Nicole Howell and Missy Watson), “Cultivating Work and Life in CCR.” Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community Day, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 22, 2011.
  • Breakout group Leader, “Reimagining Student Writer.” Fall Conference, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 23, 2012.
  • Panelist (with Dr. T J Geiger, Ben Kuebrich, and Caroline Ostrander), Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Colloquium, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, New York, March 1, 2012.
  • Breakout group leader, “Public Writing” workshop with Nancy Welch, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, May 6, 2011.
  • Breakout group Leader, “Writing in Classroom Spaces.” Spring Conference 2010: Writing Spaces, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, April 7-8, 2010.

Courses Taught

 

  • California State University, Northridge

 

This course incorporates topics both from literary studies and rhetoric and composition, and focuses primarily on new media composition, grant writing, sci-fi movies, postcolonial fiction, and diversity as it pertains to

creative and academic writing practices.

 

  • DW 459: Digital Writing                                              1 Section

This course engages the expanded notion of writing, and focuses specifically on the composing practices with multisemiotic resources, such as sound, video, images, web, graphics, and animation, in the digital world. It also deals with social media, digital identity, and ethical issues surrounding the digital production of texts.

 

  • ENGL 205: Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts 1 Section

English 205 focuses on the development of critical reading, research, writing, and technology skills in the context of business. The course has four major elements: a) rhetorical reading, research, and writing, b) collaboration and presentation, c) understanding and analyzing diverse audiences, and d) ethical considerations in business communication.

 

  • ENGL 115: Approaches to University Writing          1 Section

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

 

  • ESW 99: Writer’s Workshop 3 Sections

This course is designed to give students opportunities for introspection, collaboration, summarizing, responding to peers, and receiving feedback on reading and writing assignments.

 

  • Syracuse University

 

  • WRT 307: Professional Writing 2 Sections

This course engages a variety of professional genres that are frequently encountered in the workplace, and teaches students to analyze audiences and situations, manage a sustained, multiple product project, work collaboratively, design and produce texts and graphics, conduct basic usability testing, and develop effective oral presentations.

 

  • WRT 205: Critical Research and Writing                            8 Sections

This course engages the rhetorical strategies, practices, and conventions of critical academic

researched writing.

 

  • WRT 205: Critical Research and Writing (Online)          1 Section

Online version of WRT 205 that focuses on the rhetorical strategies, practices, and conventions

of critical academic researched writing.

 

  • WRT 120/220: Writing Enrichment 2 Sections

These courses are independent studies in writing, and students are required to work one-on-one with a professional writing consultant for a minimum of 12 hours during a semester to complete them.

 

  • WRT 105: Academic Writing                                     2 Sections

This course focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation, and engages students in the study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies.

 

  • Pokhara University

 

  • 550.3 Theories of Globalization 2 Sections

The course examines the themes, locations and representations of globalization from a variety of theoretical perspectives and invites students to investigate how the processes of globalization are embodied in specific texts and contexts.

 

  • 455.1 Discourses in the Disciplines 3 Sections

This course studies how multiple discourses of literature, philosophy, history, and politics come together to construct certain discourse communities, and seeks to introduce students to the wide range and variety of English prose, leading to a critical awareness of the textuality of writing, which they can apply to their own writings.

 

  • 440.1 Environmental Composition          2 Sections

This course takes an environmental approach to writing and studies literature in order to learn about the relation between nature and culture.

 

  • 425.1 Critical Approaches to Literature 2 Sections

This course attempts to orient the students towards various critical schools and approaches including traditional criticism, formalism, psychoanalysis, mythological and archetypal criticism, feminist criticism, cultural studies, Marxist criticism, structuralism and post-structuralism, and reader response criticism, and encourages them to apply those critical approaches to particular literary texts.

 

  • Tribhuvan University
  • 508.2 Non-Western Studies 1 Section

This course seeks to provide a countervailing balance to the primacy of the Western ideas and literature in the academic courses of universities of Nepal and elsewhere, therefore, integrates contribution of the diverse range of societies from China, Korea and Japan to Indian subcontinents to Persian and Arabian world to Africa, the Caribbean and the native settlers of the America to ideas, culture and literature of the world.

 

  • 505-1 A General Survey of British and

American Fiction                                                                2 Sections

 

This course is designed to offer students a critical-chronological survey of British and American fiction by examining them from a variety of theoretical perspectives: Marxism, Gender Studies, Deconstruction, Cultural Studies, Formalism, Reader Response criticism, and minority and post-colonial studies.

 

  • 504-1 Creative Writing 1 Section

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the processes involved in producing different types of creative texts ranging from poetry, fiction, and dram to films in order to scaffold their creativity in composing similar or different texts.

 

  • 502-1 Critical Theories from Plato to Post-moderns 2 Sections

 

This course surveys critical theories from ancient Greek time to the present. Therefore, the course comprises of selections from canonical critical texts from classical Greece to modern Western Criticism.

 

Consulting

 

 

  • Syracuse University Writing Center
  • Spring 2013; Fall 2012; Spring and Summer 2009

 

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Writing Center
  • Spring, 2008; Summer 2008

 

 Services

        

  • Department

California State University, Northridge

  • Chair, Amenities Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, Composition Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, Amenities Committee, 2014-2015
  • Member, Composition Committee, 2014-2015
  • Faculty Evaluator, Subject Matter Exit Interviews, 2014-Present
  • Interviewer, Teaching Assistant Selection Committee, 2014-Present
  • Panel Moderator, Associated Graduate Students of English Conference, Spring 2015
  • Judge, most accomplished student essay in third section (Critiquing Consumerism) of 22nd edition of Wings, Fall 2015. Wings is a collection of most distinguished student essays at CSUN.
  • Creator and Administrator of Writing and Rhetoric Social Media Initiative at CSUN, which includes a blog/website, a Facebook Group, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. This initiative launched in the Spring this year aims to increase visibility and web presence of rhetoric and writing minor, and rhetoric and composition option in MA in English.

Syracuse University, New York

  • Writing Center Administrator Intern

-Developed and administered professional development sessions for writing consultants and teachers

-Developed writing resources for writing consultants/teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and multilingual students

-Administered the Writing Center—put together WC schedule, oversaw online and face-to-face consulting sessions in the WC, and resolved issues with WC Online software

-Helped develop undergraduate (WRT 331: Peer Writing Consultant Practicum), and graduate (WRT 600: Writing and Rhetoric for Multilingual Writers of English) courses administered by the Writing Center

  • Member, Lower Division Committee. The Writing Program, Syracuse University Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.
  • Member, Writing Center Committee. The Writing Program, Syracuse University Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
  • Member, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, 2010-2012
  • Member, AARG Project (Assigning, Responding, Reading and Grading Student Writing), The Writing Program, Syracuse University, Spring 2012.
  • Member, Online Reading Group, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, Fall 2012.
  • Member, Online Group on Working with Students with Disabilities, The Writer Center, Syracuse University, Spring 2013.

 

  • University

California State University Northridge

  • Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Extended Learning, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Liaison, International Education Council, 2015-2016
  • Member, Multilingual Writers Group, 2014—
  • Contributor, MyCSUNtablet Initiative, Fall—

Syracuse University, New York

  • Teaching Mentor

-Served as “core faculty” during the Teaching Assistant Orientations Programs

-Served as a small group leader and mentor to approximately 300 new

TAs

-Served as a session planner and presenter

-Participated in the development and implementation of TA program activities throughout those academic years

 

  • Community

 

  • Taught a service learning course, ENGL 654: Literacy, Diversity, and Technology in the Spring, 2015. Students wrote grants for We LIFT LA, a local NGO at Northridge.
  • English as a Second Language Teacher for Bhutanese Refugees in Syracuse, administered by Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Fall 2011
  • Tutor, Syracuse University GED Tutoring Program at Auburn Correctional Services, NY administered by the Writing Program, Syracuse University, Fall 2011.

 

  • Profession
  • Social Media Committee Member, Transnational Composition Special Interest Group @ Conference on College Composition and Communication—this committee administers a blog, a Facebook Group, and a Twitter account on behalf of this national Special Interest Group.
  • Mentor in Mentoring @C’s, a program organized by The Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Florida, March 18-21, 2015.

Mentees:

Dr. Katherine Silvester, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University

Mariya Tseptsura, doctoral student, University of New Mexico

  • Reviewer, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, and Sage Open.
  • Editor of Bilingual Dictionaries

-Collected and compiled Nepali/English vocabularies from various primary and secondary sources

– Translated those vocabularies into equivalent English/ Nepali

vocabularies

-Edited giving the translation precision and exactness, and finally

published the bilingual dictionaries (Nepali to English, and English to

Nepali)

  • Proposal Reviewer, Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research, Syracuse University, New York, 5th May, 2012.

 

Professional/ Pedagogical Training and Workshops

 

  • Organized

 

  • Understanding and Responding to Multilingual Student Needs.” Syracuse University Writing Center, March 4, 2013.

 

  • Attended

 

  • Digital Media and Composition Institute. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. June, 2012.

 

  • Tech Camp. Syracuse University, New York. May, 2011.

 

  • Diploma in Computer Applications. Shikhar Computer Institute, Nepal. August, 1996-August, 1998.

 

  • “Research as Rhetorical Inquiry.” Workshop Participant. The Writing Program. Syracuse University. Oct 25, 27. 2010.

 

  • “Abolition and Radical Pedagogy” session by Angela Davis. Workshop Participant. Democratizing Knowledge. Syracuse University. Oct 12, 2010.

 

  • Conversations on Grading.” Workshop Participant. The Writing Program. Syracuse University. Oct 4, 11, 2010.

 

  • “WRT 307 Workshop Series,” a series about teaching Professional Writing. Workshop Participant. The Writing Program. Syracuse University. Spring. 2010.

 

  • “WAC Conversation” with Vicki Tolar Burton. Workshop Participant. The Writing Program. Syracuse University. Nov 2. 2009.

Honors, Grants, Awards

 

 

  • Community Engagement Curriculum Development Grant. California State University, Northridge, Spring 2015.
  • Faculty Writing Boot Camp. California State University, Northridge, Summer 2015.
  • CCCC Research Initiative Grant (Submitted). Conference on College Composition and Communication,
  • Summer Research Grant, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Program, Syracuse University, New York, 2012
  • Bedford/St. Martin’s Scholarship to attend Digital Media and Composition Institute at Ohio State University, 2012.
  • Certificate in University Teaching, The Graduate School, Syracuse University, New York, 2012
  • Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School Syracuse University, New York, 2011
  • Nominated Member by Golden Key International Honor Society for academic excellence, 2010
  • Nominated by Phi Beta Delta for academic excellence, 2010.
  • Dean’s List Award for exceptional academic excellence by Pokhara University, Nepal in 2004
  • Numerous other merit awards and scholarships

Professional Affiliations

 

 

  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Conference of College Composition and Communication
  • National Council of Teachers of English

 

 

 

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