Ph.D.: English (Expected spring 2016), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Dissertation: (Re)Orienting Asian American Studies: South Asian Americans in Asian American Literary Studies, Chair: Prof. Vincent Cheng
Summer School of Criticism and Theory, 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
“Postcolonial Studies in the Era of the Anthropocene” with Ian Baucom
M.A.: American Studies, 2010, Utah State University, Logan, UT
M.A.: English, 2006, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal
B.A: English & Economics, 2002, Butwal Multiple Campus, Butwal, Nepal
Research and Teaching Interests
Asian American Studies
Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature and Studies
Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Critical Race, and Postcolonial Theory
ETHNC 3920: South Asian American Literature, spring 2016, University of Utah
ETHNC 3520: Asian American Contemporary Issues, summer 2015, University Of Utah
ETHNC 2550: Asian American Experiences, summer 2014, University of Utah
English 2600: Critical Introduction to Literary Forms, fall 2011 & spring 2013, University of Utah
Writing 2010: Rhetoric and Writing, fall 2010, Spring & Fall 2011, spring & fall 2012, University of Utah
Eng. 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode, spring & fall 2008, spring 2009, Utah State University
English 1010: An Introduction to Academic Writing, fall 2007, Utah State University
Non-western Studies, 2007, Oxford College, Nepal
An Outline History of English and American Literature, 2007, Oxford College, Butwal Nepal
History of English and American Literature, 2007, Siddhababa Campus, Nepal
Headway English, 1990-2002, Summit English Boarding School, Butwal, Nepal
ETHNC 2550: African American Experiences, Spring 2014 (For France Davis), University of Utah
ETHNC 2580: Asian American Experiences, spring 2014 & fall 2013 (for Baodong Liu), fall 2013 (for David Sanbonmatsu), University of Utah
“Reimagining Transnational Identity in Lahiri’s The Namesake.” Forthcoming in South Asian Review
Solicited review of Prajwal Parajuly’s Land Where I Flee. Forthcoming in South Asian Review
“The Place of Transcategorical Fiction in American literary Studies”
South Asian Literary Association, Vancouver, Canada, January 6-7, 2015.
“Paradox of Border Crossing in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises”
American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012.
“Paper Father Produces Paper Sons: Documents in Kingston’s China Men”
MELUS and USACLALS Joint Conference, Jan Jose, CA, April 19-22, 2012.
“Reimagining Transnational Identity in Lahiri’s The Namesake”
American Literature Association, Boston, May 26-29, 2011.
“Transnational America in Timothy Flint’s Francis Berrian, or Mexican Patriot
Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Luis, Missouri, November 12-15, 2009.
“Ironizing Home in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem”
Special session on Spatiality: Open Spaces, Closed Spaces, Hybrid 'Third'Spaces, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Snowbird, UT, October, 2009.
“Non-native English Speaking Instructors and Collaborative Pedagogy”
Intermountain Graduate Conference, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, April 11, 2009.
"Queer: The problematic of Sexuality and (Sexual) Identities"
Art of Gender in Everyday Life: A Multidisciplinary Conference, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, April 2-3, 2009.
“Borderland as a Third Space: A Critique on Cantu's Canicula from a non-Western Perspective”
Western Literature Association, Boulder, CO, October 2-4, 2008.
“Multiculturalism: A Tension between Rootedness and Uprootedness in Smith’s White Teeth”
Intermountain Graduate Conference, Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 4, 2008.
“White Teeth: A Critique on Multiculturalism”
Peaks Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, March 7, 2008.
Conference Panels Chaired/Moderated
“Race and Space,” University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place, Salt Lake City, Feb. 28-March 1, 2013
“Indian Transnationalism,”MELUS and USACLALS Joint Conference, Jan Jose, CA, April 19-22, 2012
“Remapping the American West,” Intermountain Graduate Conference, USU, Logan, April 4, 2008
“Migrations: Crossing Boundaries,” A Roundtable Discussion chaired by Prof. Melody Graulich, a part of Year-Long Tanner project promoting unity & diversity across community, Utah State University, January 15, 2010
Member, Senate Advisory Committee on Diversity, University of Utah, 2014/15
Member, Program Committee, Utah Humanities Symposium, U of Utah, Feb 28-March 1, 2013
Chair, Graduate Critical Works-in-Progress, Dept. of English, U of Utah, 2012/1
Member, RPT Committee, Dept. of English, University of Utah, 2012/13
Member, Program Committee, Intermountain Graduate Conference, Utah State University, Logan, April 4, 2008