Aisha Ravindran, PhD

Associate Professor of Teaching

English, English and Cultural Studies
Office: CCS 380
Phone: 250.807.9308

Research Summary

Internationalization of higher education; academic writing in multilingual, multicultural, and globalized environments; English as an additional language (EAL); university writing pedagogy; the intersections of language, culture, literacies, and student and teacher agency and identities; second language teacher education; new materiality and posthumanism; Gilles Deleuze.

Courses & Teaching

First-year composition; advanced composition; public speaking and interpersonal communication; literature across cultures; English as an additional language; writing in the disciplines.


Aisha has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, world literatures, communication, and EAL, in international contexts in India, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a pre-doctoral scholar working on American poetry, her research area in English. Her doctoral work was a phenomenological study of the poetry of the American poet Muriel Rukeyser. She is currently a doctoral candidate completing her Ph.D. in Education in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literacies at Simon Fraser University, with a research focus on Teachers of English as an Additional Language.


Ph.D. Candidate (Education), Simon Fraser University, Ph.D. (English), Mahatma Gandhi University, M.Ed. (Education), Deakin University, M.A. (English), Mahatma Gandhi University, B.A. (English), Calicut University, ESOL CELTA, Oxford House College

Selected Publications & Presentations

Ilieva, R. & Ravindran, A. (2018). Agency in the Making: Experiences of International Graduates
of a TESOL Program. System, 79, 7-18.

Ravindran, A. (2018). Book Review of Posthumanist Applied Linguistics by Alastair Pennycook.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 39(10), 941-943.

Ravindran, A. (2010). Splitting a Life Wide Open: Poetic Auto/Biography and Life Narratives. The International Journal of the Humanities, 8(9) 49-61.

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL)
Modern Language Association (MLA)


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