Assistant Professor

Dr. R. Vennela

Department of English

Interests

  1. Bilingual education and planning in India
  2. History of language teaching in India
  3. Own-language assessment & evaluation policy

Education

2008

Ethiraj College for Women
India
Bachelors

2011

University of Hyderabad
India
Masters

2013

University of Hyderabad
India
M.Phil

2016

University of Warwick
India
Split-Site Ph.D.

2018

University of Hyderabad
India
Ph.D.

Experience

  • Apr 2016 – Nov 2017, Mentor, English & Soft Skills | IIIT (MSIT), Hyderabad
  • Aug 2011 – Jun 2012 , Instructional Designer  | Infosys Ltd, Pune

Research Interest

  • Critical Reflexive analysis of colonial historical pedagogic contexts, with special focus on textbook design and language policy
  • Bilingual education and language planning in India, in relation to SDG-IV

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2017 – CAL, PhD Competitive Funding - Centre for Applied Linguistics – University of Warwick.
  • 2016-2017 – Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship – Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, United Kingdom.
  • 2016 – Salmon-Verburg Bursary – by the Henry Sweet Colloquium – Pembroke College University of Cambridge.
  • 2012-16 – UGC BBL Fellowship – Centre for English Language Studies – University of Hyderabad

Memberships

  • Member of Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas
  • Member of Systemic Functional Linguistics Association, India

Publications

Conferences

  • “The role of Christian Vernacular Education Society (CVES) in colonial Indian English language pedagogy (1855-1875)” PhD Research Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 24th May, 2017.
  • Co-presented “English as an Indian language: A study of tertiary level students’ attitudes towards English in India”, ICMME 2017 Braga University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, Organized by MultiLingNet, 11-13 May, 2017.
  • Co-presented “Revisiting the Three-Language Formula in India: Towards sustainable multilingual educational manoeuvres in the 21st century”, Sustainable Multilingualism Conference, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 26-27, 2017.
  • “Grammatical Aspects of Anglo-Telugu grammars in 19th century India”, Onomastics Conference by Henry Sweet Society, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, September 13-15, 2016.
  • “Using Methodology: Ethnohistory and its relevance in studying English Language Education (ELE) in 19th century British India”, Historical Sociolinguistics and Socio-Cultural Change conference (HiSoN), Helsinki, Finland, March 10-11, 2016.
  • “Empire in Grammar Books: A Study of English Language Textbooks in 19th century India”, MetaGramma conference, Forli, University of Bologna, March 9-10, 2016.
  • “Olive skins, Yellow hands and blackened eyes: Crafty ‘Orient’ in Agatha Christie’s novels”, Orient in Literature – Literature of the Orient: Sources & Inspirations (OLLO 2016), Collegium Maius, NicolasCopernicus University, Toruń, Poland, March 17-18, 2016.

Publications

  • “The Critical Reflexive Approach (CRA): A Theoretical Model Towards Bilingual Education Policy and Practice.” FORTELL, January 2018 Issue.
  • "What Makes a Man or Woman on Campus? Reviewing the Stakes of Desirability, Agency, and Power in Campus-Movies." Anveshi: Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics 2.2 & 3 (2013): 37-38. ISSN 2278-3423.
  • “Parameters and Politics of Anthologizing 20th Century Women Writers in Telugu." Indian Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies 1.1 (2013): 112-21. Web. ISSN 2321-8274.

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