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Tawnya (Ravy) Azar is a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her M.A. and PhD. in English at George Washington University. Azar has been an instructor of composition and literature in higher education since 2009. Her research interests include Digital Literary Culture Studies, the Digital Divide, and Digital Composition.
For more information visit: tawnyaazar.com
Digital Literary Culture
“Inside and Outside the Literary Marketplace: The Digital Products of Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie” South Asian Review. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02759527.2019.1599553. 7 May 2019.
“The Man Who Would be Popular”: An Analysis of Salman Rushdie’s Twitter Feed. Journal of Commonwealth Literature. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989416678284 1 December 2016.
Reframing Salman Rushdie: The Politics of Representation and New Media in Transnational Public Culture ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018.
Introduction and “‘Parallel Realities’: Salman Rushdie’s Experiment with Transmedia Narratives . Words, Worlds, and Narratives: Transmedia and Immersion. Ed. Tawnya Ravy and Eric Forcier. Freeland: Interdisciplinary Press, 2014.
Book Review of Salman Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days. The Humanist. 22 December 2015.
“Implementing Faculty Development in Multimodal Composition: A Case Study” Professionalizing Multimodal Composition: Faculty and Institutional Initiatives, edited by Shyam B. Pandey and Santosh Khadka, Routledge 2021.
Designing, Scaffolding, and Evaluating Multimodal Assignments Digital Presentation and Worksheet, Innovations in Teaching and Learning 2020, George Mason University
Grants and Fellowships
2021 Center for Humanities Research Summer Grant, George Mason University
2021 Term Faculty Development Grant, George Mason University
2016 McCandish Endowment Fellowship, The George Washington University
2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Award
2013 Summer Research Fellowship, Northeast Modern Language Association
In the Media
NOVA to Host THATCAMP for Community Colleges May 23, 2016
PhD Candidate Selected for NEH Summer Institute May 17, 2015