Bhattacharya Presents on Dis-Citizenship at American Association of Applied Linguistics

Posted on 3/25/2015 4:50:27 PM

Usree Bhattacharya, Department of English, presented on a panel at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2015 which theorized citizenship as a process of inclusion and exclusion leading to the creation of illegitimate hierarchies.

Bhattacharya presented a talk as part of a panel titled “Theorizing Dis-Citizenship: The Reproduction of Illegitimate Hierarchies.” Her talk, “The Politics of Participation: Dis-citizenship through English in a Suburban Indian Village School,” excavated the process through which English-medium education in a multi-grade suburban New Delhi village school created dis-citizenship of focal children from an anathashram (orphanage), in conversation with the Indian government’s implementation of the Right to Education Act—the first universal education measure within the world’s second largest educational system.

The AAAL 2015 Conference took place in Toronto, Ontario, from March 21–24.

Department of English