Steve Parks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University. His scholarship is focused on community literacy, partnerships, and organizing. Currently he is working with Syrian activists to create a multimodal news/media project designed to support the development of democratic dialogue and activism within Syria and refugee camps.
SWR Editorial Fellow
Sweta Baniya is from Nepal and currently a Doctoral Candidate at Purdue University. She is working on her dissertation project that studies emergence of transnational assemblages during Nepal Earthquake and Puerto Rico’s Hurricane. Her dissertation project focusses on merging comparative rhetorics as well as technical/ professional communication by studying disaster-affected communities and comparing their emergent digital composition, communication, and rhetorical practices. Her scholarship is informed via non-western rhetorical traditions and practices that she acquired via her community in Nepal. She is also one of the contributors for the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Comparative and World Rhetorics. Currently, she teaches Business Writing with International Service Learning where she guides students on navigating transnational spaces via multicultural communication, technology, and service learning.
She is also one of the founding members as well as one of the moderators of #NextGen, the first international graduate student listserv.
Professional website: www.sbaniya.wordpress.com ; Twitter: @Sunkesharee
Assistant Editor, Outreach & Timeline Historian
C.C. Hendricks is a doctoral candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University. Her research interests include feminist rhetorics, rhetorical history, affect studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Writing Program Administration.