Conference Presentations

Bahl, Erin Kathleen, Chad Iwertz, Ashanka Kumari, Lourdes Fernandez, Sarah E. Austin, Noel Thistle Tague, Jens Lloyd, Paige Davis Arrington, Sherena Huntsman, Christa Teston, and Heather Falconer. “Spotlight Session: Methods for Emerging Researchers in Rhetoric and Composition.” Concurrent Roundtable. To be presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 2019.

Kumari, Ashanka. “On Class and Clothing: First-Generation PhD Viewpoints on Graduate Culture.” Paper. To be presented at Cultural Rhetorics 2018. East Lansing, Michigan. November 2018.

Parks, Steve and Ashanka Kumari. “Producing Truth, Congealing a New Reality: Syrians for Truth and Justice,” Keynote Address. To be presented at Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. October 2018. Invited Keynote Address.

Kumari, Ashanka. “Identity Matters: Stories from the Future Wave of Rhetoric and Composition PhDs.” Paper. To be presented at Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. October 2018.

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Computers and Writing 2018

Pictured here (left to right): Gavin P. Johnson, Allegra W. Smith, Ashanka Kumari, Christina Rowell, Robin Garabedian, and Kristie Ellison stand in front of a projector screen displaying their opening slide for their Computers and Writing Roundtable on horizontal mentoring via social media groups.

Ellison, Kristie, Robin Garabedian, Gavin Johnson, Ashanka Kumari, Christina Rowell, and Allegra W. Smith. "Adventures in Phronetic Spaces: Graduate Students & Inter-institutional Horizontal Mentoring via Social Media Groups.” Roundtable. Computers and Writing. Fairfax, Virginia. May 2018.

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Computers and Writing 2018

Pictured here (left to right): Chris Lindgren, Les Hutchinson, Sweta Baniya, Ashanka Kumari, and Kyle Larson stand in front of a projector screen displaying their opening powerpoint slide for their Computers and Writing Roundtable on representing diversity in digital research. 

Baniya, Sweta, Les Hutchinson, Ashanka Kumari, Kyle Larson, and Chris Lindgren. "Representing Diversity in Digital Research: Digital Feminist Ethics and Resisting Dominant Normatives.” Roundtable. Computers and Writing. Fairfax, Virginia. May 2018.

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Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari presents her paper on PhD student perceptions of navigating graduate lives at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication. 

Kumari, Ashanka. “’My Life is Just Like a List Now’: PhD Student Perceptions on Navigating Graduate Lives.” Paper. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, Missouri. March 2018.

Kumari, Ashanka. “First-Generation Rhetoric and Composition PhD Student Perceptions on Navigating Graduate Study and Negotiating a Work-Life Balance.” Paper. Graduate Student Regional Research Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. March 2018.

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Feminisms and Rhetorics 2017

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari presents a paper on approaches to teaching privilege in the writing classroom at the 2017 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. She sits at a table on a stage in front of a projector screen displaying the opening slide of her presentation.

Kumari, Ashanka. "Feminist Pedagogy and a Case for Teaching Privilege in the Composition Classroom." Paper. Feminisms and Rhetorics. Dayton, Ohio. October 2017.

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Computers and Writing 2017

Pictured here (left to right) Erin Kathleen Bahl and Ashanka Kumari after presenting their paper on learning through failure in digital composing at Computers and Writing 2017.

Bahl, Erin Kathleen and Ashanka Kumari. “’Not all those who wander are lost’: Learning through Failure in Digital Composing.” Paper. Computers and Writing. Findlay, Ohio: May 2017.

 

DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, Laura Sceniak Matravers, Layne M. P. Gordon, Ashanka Kumari, and Michael Baumann. “On Multimobile, Multimodal Composing.” Panel. Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. October 2016.

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Cultural Rhetorics 2016

Pictured here (left to right): Andrea R. Olinger, Caitlin E. Ray, Brittney Thompson, Jessica Newman, and Ashanka Kumari sitting at a table in front of a projector screen before presenting papers on a roundtable about their experiences and research with the University of Louisville Digital Media Academy at Cultural Rhetorics 2016.

Olinger, Andrea R., Ashanka Kumari, Caitlin E. Ray, Jessica Newman, and Brittney Thompson. “Being a Girl in Louisville: Identity Constructions through the Digital Media Academy.” Roundtable. Cultural Rhetorics. East Lansing, Michigan. September 2016.

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Digital Humanities 2016

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari (standing) presents part of a paper about the manuscripts of David Livingstone and the second phase of the spectral imaging project with Adrian S. Wisnicki (seated) at the 2016 Digital Humanities conference.

Wisnicki, Adrian S. and Ashanka Kumari. “The Manuscripts of David Livingstone and New Frontiers for Spectral Imaging.” Paper. Digital Humanities 2016. Kraków, Poland. July 2016.

Wisnicki, Adrian S. and Ashanka Kumari. “Communities of Collaboration.” Digital Showcase. Keystone Digital Humanities Conference 2016. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 2016.

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Studies Conference

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari (sitting behind a table) presents her paper about identity control, circulation, and construction at the 2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Studies Conference.

Kumari, Ashanka. “A Hashtag Away from Celebrity: Identity Control, Circulation, and Construction through Social Media Spaces.” Paper. Southwest Popular/ American Culture Studies Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2016.

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Conference on College Composition and Communication 2015

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari (seated left) with co-panelists Katie McWain (seated right), Kelly Meyer (standing left), and respondent Elenore Long after presenting papers on Community Outreach Writing Organizations at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication. 

Kumari, Ashanka. “Digital Literacy Pedagogy for Community Outreach Organizations: What is the Cost of Community Literacy?” Paper. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, Florida. March 2015.

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Studies Conference 

Pictured here: Ashanka Kumari (seated) presents a paper on identity in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's performances at the 2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Studies Conference.

Kumari, Ashanka. “‘Yoü and I’: Identity and the Performance of Self in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.” Paper. Southwest Popular/American Culture Studies Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2015.

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Nodes & Networks Digital Humanities Forum

Pictured here (left to right) Alex Kinnaman, Jennifer Isasi, and Ashanka Kumari pose in front of a television projector of the title slide of the presentation on a methodology for character networks at the macroanalytical level at the Nodes and Networks in the Humanities Digital Humanities Forum.

Condello, Morgan, Ross Harrison, Jennifer Isasi, Alex Kinnaman, and Ashanka Kumari. “A Methodology for Character Networks at the Macroanalytical Level.” Poster. Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, and Processes – A Digital Humanities Forum. Lawrence, Kansas. September 2014.

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Digital Humanities 2014

Pictured here (left to right) Grace Thomas and Ashanka Kumari pose in front of their poster on detecting linguistic signal in Willa Cather's Early Journalism at the Digital Humanities 2014 conference.

Kumari, Ashanka, Courtney Lawton, Carmen McCue, Joseba Moreno, and Grace Thomas. “Detecting Linguistic Signal in Willa Cather’s Early Journalism: Polishing the Bibliography.” Poster. Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland. July 2014.