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Shreelina Ghosh

  • Assistant Professor
    English Department

I am an Indian classical Odissi dance performer and an English Prof. My research interests mostly center at the intersections of cultural and digital rhetorics, and performance. My current research examines the use of technology as a tool of online and hybrid learning. This study helps us understand the relationship between traditional and online teaching, and the impact of mediation on pedagogic practices. I have also worked as a web content writer and a usability evaluator.

Courses Taught

LENG 111: College Composition

ENGL 211: Advanced Composition

ENGL 500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in English

Educational History

  • PhD, Rhetoric & Writing, Michigan State University, 2012. Area: Digital and Cultural Rhetoric
  • M.A., English, University of Calcutta, India, 2004. Emphasis: Indian Literature in English (Post-colonial studies)
  • B.A., English (Honors), Presidency College (University of Calcutta), India, 2002. Emphasis: English Literature.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track), Gannon University, Erie, August 2016 – present.
  • Assistant Professor of Professional & Technical Communication (tenure-track), English for New Media, Dakota State University, Madison, August 2012 – 2016.
  • Instructor, Writing Program, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. August 2011 – May 2012.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Writing, Rhetoric, & American Culture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. August 2006 – April 2011.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Usability and Accessibility Center, Michigan State University.
  • Web Content Writer for commercial websites, Search Engine Ranking Systems Company Pvt. Ltd., Calcutta.
  • Web administrator and designer of several professional websites like,,
  • Copywriter-trainee in Print and TV advertisement, Response India Limited, Calcutta.


  • "Technological Mediation in Odissi Dance: A Transnational Perspective of Digitized Practice and Pedagogy in a Traditional Artistic Community." Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices Integrating Social Media and Globalization. Eds. Marohang Limbu & Binod Gurung. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (November 2013).
  • with Cushman, E. and Getto, G., “Digital Compositions: Teaching the Mediation of Identity, Community and Culture.” Texts of Consequence: Composing Rhetorics of Social Activism for the Composition Classroom. Eds. Christopher Wilkey & Nicholas Maurillo. Hampton Press (December 2012).
  • “Modern Rendition of Ancient Arts: Negotiating Values in Traditional Odissi Dance.” Rupkatha: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 5.2 (October 2013). 
  • “Sculptures and Avatars: Mediating the Memory of Odissi Dance.” Currents in Electronic Literacy: Memories, Technologies, Rhetorics. (Spring 2012). Electronic Journal (University of Texas at Austin, Digital Writing and Research Lab).
  • with Cushman, E., “The Mediator of Cultural Memory: Digital Preservation in the Cases of Classical Indian Dance and the Cherokee Stomp Dance.” Journal of Popular Culture. 45.2 (April 2012).
  • with Getto, G. and Cushman, E., “Community Mediation: Writing in Communities and Enabling Connections through New Media.” Computers and Composition. 28.2 (2011): 160-174.
  • with Swierenga, S., Porter, J., and McCarthy, J. “Usable websites for dyslexic users: A voting website user study.” Usability Professionals’ Association 2008 Conference Proceedings. Bloomingdale, IL: Usability Professionals’ Association, 2008.