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 looks at first-generation-to-college doctoral students in Rhetoric and Composition and the ways they navigate graduate study, academia, and negotiate a work-life balance.

Additionally, I serve as an Assistant Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference and an Assistant Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

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