I am Khagendra Acharya, Associate Professor of English at the Department of Management Informatics and Communication at Kathmandu University.
I received 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, Nepal. I have interest in trauma and social identity, trauma literature, collage in creative writing, critical theories, western philosophy, and English use in media. My articles have been published in Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, ELT@I Quarterly, Terrorism and Political Violence, European Journal of Social Psychology, Narrative Inquiry, PLoS ONE, Spinal Cord Series and Cases. I was a co-editor of Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal from 2007-2013, 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 was awarded with 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. I was a visiting scholar in the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland (September 2013 – November 2014); and adjunct lecturer in UL (2015 to 2018).
1. Faculty Research Grants, UGC Nepal.
2. Erasmus Scholarship, European Union.
3. Manisha Shrestha Memorial PhD Scholarship.
4. Mini-Research Grants, UGC.
5. Scholar-in-Residence fellowship, Forum on Contemporary Theory, India
6. MASHAV scholarship, the Government of Israel.
a. Traum studies
b. Literary Studies
c. Cross-disciplinary research