Usree Bhattacharya

  • Usree Bhattacharya

    Assistant Professor of English

    Office: Leonard 215C  
    Phone: 724-357-4935
    E-mail: u.bhattacharya@iup.edu

    Education: 

    • Ph.D. (Education): University of California, Berkeley (2013)
    • M.A. (Teaching International Languages): California State University, Chico (2006)
    • M.A. (English): Lakehead University (2001)
    • B.A. (English): LSR College, Delhi University (1998) 

    Academic Interests: 

    Discourse, Globalization, Indian Education, Language Ideology, Language Policy, Literacy, Multilingualism, TESOL  

    Profile: 

    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. 

    Peer-Reviewed Publications: 

    • Bhattacharya, U. (2013). Mediating inequalities: exploring English-medium instruction in a suburban Indian village school. Current Issues in Language Planning, 14(1), 164-184. 
    • Sterponi, L. & Bhattacharya, U. (2012). Dans les traces de Hymes et au-delà: les études de la socialisation langagière [In the footsteps of Hymes and beyond: the language socialisation studies]. Langage et Société, 139, 67-82. 
    • Bhattacharya, U. (2011). The “West” in Literacy Studies. Berkeley Review of Education, 2(2), 179-198.