Hem Raj Kafle

Head of Department,
Department of Language Education, School of Education
Dhulikhel, Kavre
Honors and Awards
Other Position

Hem Raj Kafle, PhD, is Associate Professor of English and Communication in the School of Education. He currently heads the School's Department of Language Education. He has worked in KU for more than two decades, having so far served in different important positions, such as Associate Director of Student Welfare, Spokesperson of the University, Chief of University Communications, Member of Examination Board, Head of the Department of Management Informatics and Communication, and Member of Research Committees.

Dr. Kafle specializes in rhetoric and communication and keenly works across leadership communication, rhetorical theories, cultural studies and creative writing. He currently teaches Academic Writing, Managerial Communication, Technical Communication, Logic and English.

Dr. Kafle is an alumnus of the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) program on Journalism and Media, which he participated in University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, in 2008. He has to his credit a co-authored anthology of poems, two translated books, a collection (book) of reflective essays, a collection of Nepali poems and a number of research publications on literary and communication discourses and dozens of newspaper columns on socio-political issues.

Dr. Kafle is an avid user and learner of Web 2.0 tools. He runs blogs, and is fairly active in social networks. He loves music and poetry and is occasionally seen singing and reciting in the public. He profoundly believes that communication is the key to productive learning and teaching, building leadership and maintaining relationships.

Honors and Awards
  • National Education Award, 2008
  • Nepal Vidhya Bhushan 'Ka', 2017
  • Rhetorics
  • English Language Studies
  • Transformative Education
Other Position
  • Member, Research Committee, School of Education
  • Member, English Subject Committee, School of Arts
  • Member, Communication Subject Committee, School of Management
  • Member of English Language Education Subject Committee, School of Education
  • Life Member, NELTA
  • Member, Society of Nepali Writers in English
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2022). “People for Peace and Republic: A Fantasy Theme Reading of the Representation of ‘Nepalis’ in Movement-Time Editorials". Molung Educational Frontier
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2021). "More than a 'Jágir': Representation of Transformative Ethos in English Teachers’ Solicited Reflections". Journal of Transformative Praxis
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2020). “Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism: A Note on Eclecticism". Indraprastha: An International Journal of Culture and Communication Studies, Vol. IX
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2018). Aksharharuko Biskun. Shabdayatra Prakashan
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2018). "Understanding the Contribution of Nepali Judiciary in the April 2006 Movement: A Reading of Mainstream Editorials". Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Kathmandu
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2016). “Representations and Critiques on the April Movement” . Molung Research Journal
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (Trans.) (2016). Novelistic Artistry of Lain Singh Bangdel. Surendra P Shrestha, Darjeeling
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2016). Midlife Montage. Society of Nepali Writers in English
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2015). “April Earthquake: Spectacle, Aftermath and Awakening" . Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2014). “Symbolic Convergence Theory: Revisiting Its Relevance to Team Communication". International Journal of Communication
  • Kafle, Hem Raj, and Dharma Adhikari (2014). “The Role of International Community in 2006 Movement: An Analysis of the Representation in Newspaper Editorials". Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (Trans.) (2014). Bridges and Walls. Sneh Sayami
  • Kafle, Hem Raj, and Meenakshi Raman (2013). “Rhetoric for Tertiary Level Presenters: Redefining Canons and Modes of Appeal". Integrating WEB 2.0 Technology and Culture in ELT
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2013). “Reading Movement-Time Editorials: The Rhetorical Position of The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times". South Asian Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2013). "Euthanasia as a Product of Modernity". Spark International Journal, V.IX
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2012). “Epideictic Fervour in Devkota: A Rhetorical Reading of Four Sonnets". Devkota Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2012). "Rhetoric of Rage and Trauma: Understanding Palestine-Israel Conflict". Molung Research Journal
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2011). “Rhetorical Aspects in Newspaper Editorials". Scientific Works, 25
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2010). "Rhetorical Studies and Its Implications". MBM Anthology of Media Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2010). “Rhetorical Blog for Composition Classes". ELT Quarterly, 10.2
  • Kafle, Hem Raj, et. al. (2010). Six Strings. Society of Nepali Writers in English
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2010). “Devkota's' The Electric Bulb': A Rhetorical Reading” . Devkota Studies, 9
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2010). "Diaspora Studies: Roots and Critical Dimensions". Bodhi, 4.1
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2009). “Media Studies: Evolution and Perspectives". Bodhi, 3.1
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2008). "Prithvi Narayan Shah and Postcolonial Resistance. Bodhi, 2.1
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2008). “Cosmic Awareness in Laxmi P. Devkota". Devkota Studies, 3.2
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2007). "Devkota’s Apology: Individual Condition vs State policy". Devkota Studies
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2007). "Korala's Craftmanship: 'The Soldier' As a Work of Art". Vidhya, Resunga Multiple Campus
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2007). “English Studies: Textual Versus Cultural Approaches". Journal of NELTA, 12.1/2
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2007). "Brahmaputraka Chheuchhau: A Saga of Nepali Migrants' Identity Crisis". Bodhi, 1.1
  • Kafle, Hem Raj (2007). "Media Discourse: Evolution into the Academy". MBM Anthology of Media Studies