Author: Bibhushana Poudyal

I am currently a PhD student in Rhetoric and Writing Studies program at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). My doctoral research emerges out of the intersections of South Asian Studies, Postcolonialism, Feminism, and Critical Digital Humanities and my project is titled "Rethinking South Asia via Critical Digital A(na)rchiving: Politics, Im/Possible Ethics, and Anti/Aesthetics."

After my panel presentation at #4C2019 on “Critical Digital Archiving Against the Grain: Precarities, Negotiations, and Possibilities,” one of the attendees came up to me, appreciated my research area, and asked me enthusiastically, “Have you ever imagined how the platform for digital archive built by Non-Westerners would look like?” I just couldn’t answer this question the way he might have preferred. I replied, “You know what, I really dunno. I really cannot speak for unlocatable differences there within what we call Non-Westerners. I can’t speak even for myself actually, let alone for Non-Westerners.” The thing is the kind of homogeneity…

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