Anita Chaudhuri

Instructor (Tenure-track)

English and Cultural Studies, English
Other Titles: English
Office: CCS 365
Phone: 250.807.8576
Email: anita.chaudhuri@ubc.ca


Research Summary

Communication; Rhetoric and Composition; Second language writing; Critical Discourse Analysis

Courses & Teaching

Writing studies; Rhetoric and Communications

Biography

Anita Chaudhuri specializes in Writing Studies and interested in the identity construction of language learners, their development in writing and communication, and how pedagogical practices such as, Writing in the Disciplines, Writing Across Curriculum and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy impact curriculum development. She holds a PhD in English – Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics from Arizona State University and has offered courses in composition studies, English as an additional language, and graduate level seminar in academic communication. She is a Fulbright fellow, a recipient of the University of Calgary’s Teaching and Learning grant for a team project on the impact of culture on language learning, and participated in a SSHRC Connection Grants project at UCalgary to understand the Deleuzian concept of ‘belonging’ in the realm of student learning. Dr. Chaudhuri joined UBC Okanagan in 2019 with more than a decade of experience in the field of teaching and learning.

Degrees

PhD English- Rhetoric, Composition & Linguistics, Arizona State University, USA

Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications

Waterhouse, M., & Chaudhuri, A. (2019). Experimentations in affective reading in adult language classrooms. In K. Lenters & M. McDermott (Eds.), Affect, Embodiment, and Place in Critical Literacy: Assembling Theory and Practice (pp. 51–61). New York, NY: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429027840

Presentations

Chaudhuri, A. (2019, October). Multimodal discourse in EAP teaching contexts: Focus on Writer’s Agency. ATESL Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Chaudhuri, A. (2020, February). ENGL 109: Multilingual learners and future directions in Communications. University of British Columbia- Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Chaudhuri, A. (2020, February). Grammar as part of holistic writing instruction. 3rd Annual Instructional Roundtable. University of British Columbia- Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Chaudhuri, A. (2020, May). Mentorship for an accessible learning environment. 2020 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary, Alberta.

Chaudhuri, A. & Bhowmik, S. (2020, May). “You are ready”: Role of mentorship in preparing international students. 2020 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, Calgary.

 

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