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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. 
  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.