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Portrait of Usree Bhattacharya

Contact Information


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Education University of California, Berkeley 2013
MA Teaching International Languages CSU Chico 2006
MA English Literature Lakehead University 2001
BA (Hons.) English Delhi University 1998

Areas of Expertise

  • Language and literacy socialization
  • Language ideology
  • Educational equity
  • Globalization
  • Indian education
  • Language policy

Research Summary

My research is inspired by questions of diversity, equity, and access in multilingual educational contexts, especially as they pertain to the circulation of English as a "global" language. It combines the analysis of educational policy and practice with methods from the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, linguistic anthropology, and literacy studies. A primary aim of my work is to illuminate the role of discourses, ideologies, and everyday practices in the production and reproduction of hierarchical relations within educational systems.