I'm Shankar

Student, Teacher, and a Human


My name is Shankar. I am a third-year PhD student in Rhetoric & Writing Studies (RWS) in the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). At UTEP, apart from being a doctoral student, I am working as an instructor of Technical Writing, RWS 3359. I taught First-Year Composition for three semesters from 2022–2023. I also worked as a graduate consultant at the University Writing Center (UWC) for a year and also coordinated the Workshop Committee at UWC. In the summer of 2022, I worked with the School of Nursing at UTEP as a PhD Research Associate. I am a permanent resident of Biratnagar, Nepal. I have completed my M. Phil (Interdisciplinary English) from Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER), Pokhara University in 2017 and MA (Sociology) from Tribhuvan University in 2015. My research and teaching interests are more related to Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Humanities, Multimodal Composition, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Historiography, and Technical Communication. I have also been involved in writing text books of Science, English, Moral Studies, based on Nepali curriculum, from several publications since 2013. I am associated with South Asian Foundation for Academic Research (SAFAR- as Academic Counsellor and Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA- as Digital Consultant, and also involved in various projects including anthology publication, documentary making and etc.

I can be contacted at
El Paso, TX, 79902

What I do

I Study

I am a third-year doctoral student of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. At present, I am studying the various aspects of the environment that have direct concerns with the lives and livelihoods of human beings.

I Teach

I am a teacher. I teach technical writing, rhetoric and writing to undergraduate students at the University of Texas at El Paso. I have been teaching at different levels, from high school to college, for about 18 years. I have taught multiple subjects of my interest, like Science, Environmental Science, and population studies, to high school students. I teach Business Communication, Sociology, English, and other environment-related subjects at higher levels.

I Research

I am a researcher. I am keenly interested in Rhetoric and Writing, Digital Humanities, and environment-related research. As a part of my research, I am involved in research on the relationship between humans and the environment and various other fields.

I Click

I am a photographer by hobby. I love nature. I generally click pictures of everything, but specifically, I am more interested in nature photography.

Interested to Work?

Hello! Do you want to work with me? I always look forward to work with dynamic individual/s and group/s from various disciplines. I would be happy to collaborate for the research activities in he field of environmental humanities/environmental rhetoric/environmental historiography/rhetoric and composition/digital humanities and other collaborative works with social organizations, schools, colleges, research organizations for various academic and non-academic projects.