- Associate Professor
Department of Language and Literacy Education
- Language and literacy socialization
- Language ideology
- Educational equity
- Language policy
- Rett Syndrome
- Disability studies
- PhD in Education, 2013
University of California, Berkeley
- MA in Teaching International Languages, 2006
- MA in English Literature, 2001
- BA (Hons.) in English, 1998
Books edited or co-edited:
Adinolfi, L., Bhattacharya, U., & Phyak, P. (In press). Multilingual Education in South Asia: At the Intersection between Policy and Practice. Routledge.
Bhattacharya, U. (In press) “I am a Parrot”: Literacy Ideologies and Rote Learning. Journal of Literacy Research.
Bhattacharya, U., Pradana, W.A., Wei, X., Tarquinio, D.C., Datta, O, Anderson, K., Patel, D., & Cruz-Díaz, N. (In press) “I want to discuss”: Rett syndrome and medical communication using an eye-tracking AAC device. E-JournALL (EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics. Bhattacharya, U. & Pradana, W. Exploring literacy engagement in a significant disability context. (Accepted). Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.
Bhattacharya, U. & McGovern, K. (2020). Schools, sexual violence, and safety: Adolescent girls and writing resistance at an afterschool program in suburban Mumbai. Writing & Pedagogy, 11(3), 329-350.
Hou, W., Bhattacharya, U., Pradana., W. A., & Tarquinio, D. C. (2020). Assessment of a clinical trial metric for Rett Syndrome: Critical analysis of the Rett Syndrome Behavioral Questionnaire. Pediatric neurology, 107, 48-56.
Bhattacharya, U. (2019). “My school is a big school”: Imagined communities, inclusion, and ideology in Indian textbooks. Journal of Curriculum Studies. 51(5), 664-677.
Bhattacharya, U., Jiang, L., & Canagarajah, S. (2019). “Race, Representation, and Diversity in the American Association for Applied Linguistics.” Applied Linguistics.
Bhattacharya, U. & Jiang, L. (2018). The Right to Education Act (2009): Instructional medium and discitizenship. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2018(253), 149-168.
Bhattacharya, U. (2017). Resisting English: Excavating English ideologies of young boys through chutkule at an Indian orphanage. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 16(6), 1-16.
Bhattacharya, U. (2017). Colonization and English ideologies in India: A language policy perspective. Language Policy, 16(1), pp. 1-21.
Bhattacharya, U. (2016). The politics of participation: Dis-citizenship through English in a suburban Indian village school. The Journal of English as an International Language, 11(1), 71-85.
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.
Bhattacharya, U. & Mohanty, A. K. (accepted). Ideological plurality: English in policy and practice in India. In R. Rubdy & R. Tupas (Eds.), World Englishes: Ideologies. Bloomsbury.
Bhattacharya, U. & Sterponi, L. (2020). The morning assembly: Constructing subjecthood, authority, and knowledge through classroom discourse in an Indian school. In M. J Burdelski & K. M. Howard (Eds.), Language Socialization in Classrooms (pp. 181-199). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
Bhattacharya, U. (2014). Mediating inequalities: exploring English-medium instruction in a suburban Indian village school. In M. O. Hamid, H. T.M. Nguyen, and R. B. Baldauf (Eds.), Language Planning for Medium of Instruction in Asia (164-184). Routledge: London & New York.