Name: Minu Basnet
Title: Visiting Professional Lecturer
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 244
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 6124
Email: minu.basnet@marist.edu
Degrees Held:
 
M.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric), Texas Tech University
B.A. in English, Visva-Bharati University 
 

Interests:

Teaching Interests

My interests in teaching are fueled by my research interests in rhetoric. In my classes, students learn to explore discourse and actions around them with the goal to develop and defend their own positions on social, political, and economic issues. I believe that rhetoric should provoke alternative and contesting perspectives in approaching civic issues that students can inculcate in their lives beyond the classroom.

Publications:

Basnet, Minu. “Epistemic Advantage and Subaltern Enclaves: Tracing Anti-Street Harassment Discourse through Social Media Usage by Women of Color.” In Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community, edited by Keisha Edwards Tassie and Sonja M.Brown Givens. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015

Research Interests:

My research interests are situated at the intersections of transnational feminist activism, migration, and the invisible race, class, and gender nexus located therein. I am drawn to understanding how women negotiate and navigate institutional structures of migration through their advocacy.

Conferences & Workshops:

Recent Conference Presentations:

Questioning Immaterial Labor: Domestic Care Workers’ Experience of Affective Labor. Rematerializing Rhetorical Theory: New Materialisms and Rhetoric’s Civic Callings, National Communication Association, November 2016. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Companionship, Connections, and Care Work: Revisiting the facets of Care Industry and the Needs of the Growing Elderly Population. Rhetoric Society of America, May 2016. Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Epistemic Advantage and Subaltern Enclaves: Tracing Anti-Street Harassment Discourse through Social Media Usage by Women of Color: Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking:  Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community. National Communication Association, November 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
Diplomat’s Maid or Domestic Assistant? Tracing bordered subjects through the transnational connectivities of domestic care work. National Communication Association, November 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
Nomadism And Global Movement: South Asian Domestic Workers’ Resistance As a Form Of Transnational Connectivity. Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations, Villanova University, March 2015. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Disrobed, Dissenting Bodies in India’s Subaltern Public Sphere: Feminist Counterpublics and their Constitutive Agency. National Communication Association, November 2014. Chicago. Illinois.    
    
Resistance and Negotiation Of Material Space: Buddha’s Birthplace in a Globalizing Asia. National Communication Association, November 2014. Chicago, Illinois. 
 
Rhetorical Silences and the Unutterable Crime of Femicide : Burkean Analysis Of The Satyamev Jayate Phenomenon. Rhetoric Society of America, May 2014. San Antonio, Texas. 
 
Affiliations:
Central States Communication Association
 
National Communication Association
 
Rhetoric Society of America
 
Organization for Research on Women and Communication