Technical and Professional Communication, Engineering Ethics, Usability Studies, and Rhetorics of Health and Medicine
140L Capen Hall
Buffalo NY, 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1077
My scholarship concentrates on the rhetoric of usability, inter/cross-cultural technical communication, localization, and social justice. My research project explores the extent to which localization usability is deployed in northern biotechnology that is used in the resource-constrained, underdeveloped countries such as Nepal. As my research suggests, adopting a social justice-oriented design approach to developing emerging technologies helps in building more just futures to which the technical and professional communication field is committed. Currently, I am working on a long project that investigates medical professionals’ communication practices from rhetorical perspectives in unpredictable, high-risk workplace environments (i.e., Emergency Department) in resource-constrained, underdeveloped countries such as Nepal.