I am Khagendra Acharya from Kathmandu University. I have been working in this institution since February 2005. Initially, I taught English language, and literature to Intermediate of Science Students, and communication skills to undergraduate students. With the introduction of Bachelor of Media Studies program, I taught Philosophy, Public Relations, Media Theories, and Print Media to media studies students. Later, I also facilitated Legal English for Law students. Currently, I am teaching communication skills to Undergraduate students and research methodology to graduate and postgraduate scholars.

I received my Masters and M. Phil degree in English from Tribhuvan University, and PGD in Journalism and Mass Communication from IGNOU. I completed PhD. on “Literary Configurations of Personal Experience: Violence Experience, Symptomatic Aftermath, and Social Identity in the Maoist Partisans’ Narratives” from Kathmandu University. My area of interest include trauma studies, social identity, collage in creative writing, critical theories, western philosophy and English use in media. I am involved in a couple of cross-disciplinary researches.

My research articles have been published in Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary JournalELT@I Quarterly, Spark International Online eJournalTerrorism and Political ViolenceEuropean Journal of Social Psychology, Narrative Inquiry, Literary Studies, and PLoS ONE. Earlier, that is, since 2007 to 2013, I was a co-editor of Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an op-ed writer for a national daily Spice Time Today from 2001 to 2002, and a columnist for a monthly magazine Gurukul from 2011 to 2012.

I am a recipient of MASHAV scholarship (2009) from the Government of Israel (2009), Scholar-in-Residence fellowship (2010) from Forum on Contemporary Theory, India, Mini-Research Grants (2010) from UGC, Nepal, Manisha Shrestha Memorial PhD Scholarship (2011-2014) from Kathmandu University, and Erasmus Scholarship from European Union (2013-2015) and Faculty Research Grants (2019) from UGG, Nepal. I was a visiting scholar in the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland (September 2013 – November 2014) and adjunct lecturer (2015-2018) at the same University.