Research Seminar Series

"Education.South Asia Network" host regular Research Seminar Series to create a forum for deeper engagement on the issue of rethinking education in South Asia. The recordings of this seminar series is available as a playlist in our YouTube channel.


Education South Asia hosted Professor Tariq Rahman on Monday, Jan 24th, 12pm GMT / 5pm PST. Prof Rahman's talk was  titled "Education Policies in Pakistan: Intentions and Consequences". 

You can watch the recording of this talk at our YouTube channel.

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We were honoured to host Professor Suresh Canagarajah on 28 October 2021, 5 pm (UK time) for an Inaugural Lecture. The lecture was titled "Revisiting Local Language and Education Practices: From a Decolonial Lens." 

You can watch the recording of the lecture on our YouTube Channel




Professor Suresh Canagarajah is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Applied Linguistics, and Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He teaches World Englishes, Multilingual Writing, and Postcolonial Studies in the departments of English and Applied Linguistics. Suresh comes from the Tamil-speaking northern region of Sri Lanka. He has taught before at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and the City University of New York. His recent publication Translingual Practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations (Routledge, 2013) won the best book award from the professional organizations American Association of Applied Linguistics, British Association of Applied Linguistics, and the Modern Language Association of America. He was formerly the editor of the TESOL Quarterly and President of the American Association of Applied Linguistics.

It was our pleasure to host 4th Education South Asia Seminar titled - "Communicating Research: Education and Digital Storytelling in South Asia' on Monday, 28 Feb 2022. We had a very exciting roundtable with -  Rahul Bhise (Multimedia Editor, EPW Engage), Onaiza Drabu (Co-founder Daak; Writer; Anthropologist), Thomas Manuel (Co-founder, India Ink) and Joyeeta Dey (Co-curator, Aaina Education). We talked to them about the communicating academic research through visual media. 

The recording of this talk is available on our YouTube Channel.




Andrea Kolbel and Sujata Singh - 22nd November 2021, 2 pm (UK time), gave a book talk on Andrea’s recently published book 'In Search of a Future: Youth, aspiration and mobility in Nepal' . The book focuses on the politics of aspiration-building and the significance of spatial mobility for people’s life chances. The recording of this talk is available on our YouTube Channel.



Andrea Kölbel, D.Phil. (Oxon.) - Research Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Technology, Berlin
As a social and economic scientist, Andrea Kölbel is specifically interested in the changing nature of higher education, spatial (im)mobilities, social theory, and participative research methods. She holds a doctorate in human geography from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the Central European University in Budapest. With her research into young people’s lives and social inequalities, she builds upon her professional experiences in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programmes on behalf of universities, ministries of education and research, and the UN Refugee Agency in countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Sujata Singh, M.A. in Social Science (Socio-Cultural Anthropology) (TU) - Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist in CARE Nepal
Gender equality and social inclusion specialist with seven plus years’ experience in the development sector; Sujata Singh has provided leadership and technical support to integrate gender and social inclusion in programs, formulate strategies and monitor implementation of initiatives that foster gender equality, women's empowerment, social inclusion and combat violence against women.