Iswari Pandey

Iswari Pandey
Associate Professor
(818) 677-0910
Office location:
Sierra Tower, Room 822


Iswari Pandey (Ph.D.), Associate Professor of English, specializes in writing studies, rhetoric, globalization and postcolonial studies, research methods, South Asian/Asian American studies, and global Englishes. He is the director of CSUN's English Program in Business and Professional Communication and teaches courses in literacy studies, cross-cultural and “global” rhetorics, and business and professional communication, among others. Before joining the English Department in 2013, Pandey taught at Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, and the Tribhuvan University, Nepal.


Pandey is the author of South Asian in the Mid-South: Migrations of Literacies (University of Pittsburgh Press, Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture, 2015) for which he won the 2017 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication/National Council of Teachers of English and CSUN's Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award. His second monograph, Global English, Remedial English: Caste, Class, Nation, is based on his research in Indian national universities and IITs and is forthcoming (Routledge, New York). He has published several journal articles and book chapters on such topics as ethics of representation, transnational cultures and literacies, multimodal compositions, teaching writing, and issues in English studies and higher education, among others. His work has won several awards including the Outstanding Scholarship Award (International Writing Centers Association), Senior Research Fellowship (National Endowment for Humanities and the American Institute of Indian Studies), Chairs Memorial Scholarship (CCCC/NCTE), and multiple grants and awards (California State University Northridge, University of Louisville, Syracuse University/Ford Foundation, etc.).