- Assistant Professor
Language and Literacy Education
- Language and literacy socialization
- Language ideology
- Educational equity
- Language policy
- Rett Syndrome
- Disability studies
- Translingual literacies
- PhD in Education, 2013
University of California, Berkeley
- MA in Teaching International Languages, 2006
- MA in English Literature, 2001
- BA (Hons.) in English, 1998
Bhattacharya, U. (2019). “My school is a big school”: Imagined communities, inclusion, and ideology in Indian textbooks. Journal of Curriculum Studies.
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. & Sterponi, L. (In press). The Morning Assembly: Constructing subjecthood, authority, and knowledge through classroom discourse in an Indian school. Language Socialization in Classrooms. Cambridge University Press.
Bhattacharya, U. (2019). “There is nothing to do with these girls”: The education of girls with Rett Syndrome. In P. Smagorinsky, J. Tobin, & K. Lee (Eds.), Dismantling the Disabling Environments of Education: Creating New Cultures and Contexts for Accommodating Difference. Peter Lang.
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.