Education South Asia seminar series: Inaugural Lecture: Revisiting Local Language and Education Practices: From a Decolonial Lens

Conveners: Uma Pradhan and the Education.SouthAsia project

Speaker: Professor Suresh Canagarajah

We are very pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Lecture of Education South Asia Seminar Series by Professor Suresh Canagarajah. The lecture is titled "Revisiting Local Language and Education Practices: From a Decolonial Lens." The programme is on 28 October 2021, at 5 pm (BST). Please register your interest here and we will send you the Zoom link closer to the date:

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.