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dr Usree Bhattacharya

Usree Bhattacharya is Associate Professor in the Language and Literacy Education Department, College of Education, UGA. She received her PhD in Education from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. She has a Master’s degree in Teaching International Languages from California State University, Chico (2006); an MA in English Literature from Lakehead University (2001); and she received a BA in English from LSR College, Delhi University (1998). Her research is inspired by questions of diversity, equity, and access in multilingual educational contexts. A primary aim of her work is to illuminate the role of discourses, ideologies, and everyday practices in the production and reproduction of hierarchical relations within educational systems. Motivated by her daughter Kalika’s diagnosis of Rett Syndrome in 2018, she has been investigating language and literacy socialization within this severe, complex, and multi-disability context. She directs the Bhattacharya Rett Lab at UGA, which focuses on researching communication in Rett syndrome.