Nupoor Ranade

Nupoor Ranade is an interdisciplinary scholar and Ph.D. Candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at NC State University. She is interested in asking questions that lie at the intersections of technology and communication and the impact they have on society. Her current research engages with technical communication theory and practice, user experience, data analytics, and inclusive design to understand audiences. Some of this research is published in journals such as Technical Communication, MAI Feminism, Communication Design Quarterly, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Using her partnerships in the industry and teaching, Ranade tries to bridge knowledge gaps between professional practices and academic disciplines. At NC State, Ranade teaches courses on technical communication and digital rhetoric. From Fall 2021, Ranade will transition into the role of Assistant Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University.


Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

M.S. in Technical Communication, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

B.E. in Computer Engineering, Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune, India


Itchuaqiyaq, C. U., Ranade, N. & Walton, R. (In-press, Aug. 2021). Theory to query: Developing a corpus-analysis method using computer programming and human analysis. Technical Communication.

Ranade, N.& Cata, A. (In-press, May 2021). Intelligent algorithms: Evaluating the design of chatbots and search. Technical Communication.

Tham, J. C. K., Burnham, K. D., Hocutt, D. L., Ranade, N., Misak, J., Duin, A. H., Pedersen, I., & Campbell, J. L. (2021). Metaphors, mental models, and multiplicity: Understanding student perception of digital literacy. Computers and Composition, 59, 102628.

Stone, M. M., Ranade, N., Hannah, M. (2020). DIY feminist pedagogies: Making feminist practices more apparent in technical rhetorics. MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture: Special Issue on Feminist Pedagogies. 5.

Ranade, N. (2020) Visual rhetorical analysis and review of virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. project, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 24(2).

Ranade, N. & Swarts. J. (2019) The humanist in information-centric workplaces. Communication Design Quarterly. 7(4). 17-31.