Tika Lamsal

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2576 Kalmanovitz Hall 231

Biography

Tika Lamsal received his Master's in English literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1997 and taught at the Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University for eight years before he came to the U.S. for his studies. He received his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His dissertation, entitled "Globalizing Literacies and Identities: Translingual and Transcultural Literacy Practices of Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S.," is an ethnographic study that examines multilingual, multicultural, and multimodal learning practices of the refugees in the context of the U.S. He has taught courses in first year writing, business communication, linguistics, second language writing, British literature, non-western rhetorics, and South Asian studies. His research interests include multilingual literacies, multimodal composition, second language writing, and South Asian diaspora literature. He has also served as director of Humanities Department in National Integrated College, Nepal, and as assistant director of graduate student writing at the Writing Center, University of Louisville. His work has appeared in JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, and Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Education
MA in English Literature, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1997
PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Experience
Professor, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University
Director of Humanities Department, National Integrated College, Nepal
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Writing, Writing Center, University of Louisville
Research
Multilingual literacies
Multimodal composition
Second language writing
South Asian diaspora literature