chapter  10
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From the “Third World” to a Third World?

Tales of a Nepalese Graduate Student in the USA
ByMadhav Kafle

Thinking it would be useful for my academic job search preparation, I browsed through The MLA Guide to the Job Search (Showalter et al., 1996) recently only to find that it had virtually no advice for international graduate students like me. While this handbook might be now called dated, lack of materials that directly address the challenges of international students in English-dominant countries is a common trend. While diversity is glorified everywhere, omissions of a significant population from handbooks such as The MLA Guide are examples of a form of Othering as I will detail next.