Tika Lamsal

Tika Lamsal

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Tika Lamsal teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on rhetoric and composition, written communication, and cross-cultural communication. Through the lens of critical ethnography, Dr. Lamsal’s research examines the intersection of linguistic, cultural, and multimodal literacies of Bhutanese refugees in U.S. contexts to demonstrate how the refugees negotiate their ways to academic, cultural, and economic transition by using their linguistic and cultural repertoires in the new locale of their migration. His other research areas include digital and translingual composition, non-Western rhetorics, and human rights education.

Along with his teaching and research, he also occasionally writes poems, short stories, and articles in both English and Nepali. His work has appeared in JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition; Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies; and Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal. When he is not teaching and field working, Tika loves to sing, hike, and practice yoga and meditation.

Research Areas

  • Multilingual literacies
  • Multimodal composition
  • Second language writing
  • South Asian diaspora literature


  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • MA in English Literature, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1997

Prior 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