I am a doctoral candidate and teacher in English, Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. My research interests include graduate student professionalization, multimodal composition and pedagogy and the intersections among identity studies, digital literacies, social media, and popular culture.

My dissertation project, Remaking Identities: Perceptions of First-Generation-to-College PhD Students on Navigating Graduate Study, looks at first-generation-to-college doctoral students in Rhetoric and Composition and the ways they/we negotiate the expectations of graduate study with our lives.

Additionally, I serve as an Associate Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and founding member and moderator of the NextGEN listserv.

I hold a B.A. in English and B.A.C. in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric with a specialization certificate in digital humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

 Ashanka Kumari

Ashanka Kumari