Assistant Professor, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (formerly, CEIAR), TISS
I am an Assistant Professor (English Language and Literature) at the CETE, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where I teach courses on language education, critical and cultural literacy and discourse analysis of non/fiction to postgraduate students. A doctoral graduate in English from IIT Bombay, I have been a Visiting Faculty at Stella Maris College, Chennai, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and the Centre of Policy Studies, IIT Bombay. At CETE, I have been part of the English team in a scalable EdTech project, the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), that designed, developed and researched the impact and outcomes of ICT-based interactive modules in Communicative English and autonomous learning for high school students in India. I am also a consultant for design thinking in education, have conducted workshops and mentored organisations in developing ICT-based educational modules on themes like language learning, gender equity and violence. I have published in the areas of literary criticism and discourse analysis methodologies. My teaching and research interests include language and cultural literacy, representation and critical theory, the postmodernist historical novel, comparative world literature and cultural studies.