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HyderabadUoH alumna elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

UoH alumna elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Published: 13th Apr 2021 5:47 pm

Hyderabad: V Bharathi Harishankar, an alumnus of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, one of the highest distinctions to any alumnus of the department.

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Currently the Chair of the Dept of Women’s Studies and Director of IQAC in the University of Madras, Prof Bharathi is also chairperson, School of Social Sciences and Coordinator, Rashtriya Uchha Shiksha Abhiyan [RUSA] Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Working in gender studies, postcolonial literature and currently online pedagogies, Prof Bharathi is the author of over 100 publications, with three Oxford University Press textbooks in the area of literature and translation, and more recent work on OERs published in volumes on Open Educational Resources from COL and UNESCO and COL and OER. She is the co-editor of the anthology, Re-defining Feminisms and an established translator.

The FRSA comes after a chain of very significant recognitions for her work, including Humanities Research Centre Travel Grant (Australia), the Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Enrichment Fellowship, and Adjunct Professorship at Athabasca University, Canada.

An active researcher, Prof Bharathi, has worked on several prestigious projects. She was the Principal Project Officer for a project on “Online Tutorial for Rural School Students” (IIT Madras) and Principal Investigator for a project on the “Devadasi System in India” (National Commission for Women), along with several other projects.

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