Dr. Sarkar studies the global spread of educational theories, policies, and practices and its implications for social justice and inclusive education in the global South.
Across her work, Tanushree employs disability studies as a critical and generative tool to disrupt and challenge normativity within education policy and practice. She draws on comparative and international education, decolonial, post-colonial, and Southern theory, feminist theory, and policy sociology. Dr. Sarkar uses participatory and critical qualitative methods to examine how policies and teacher practices can best serve children excluded from educational systems across multiple axes of marginalization.
Tanushree received her Ph.D. in Community Research and Action from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, and her MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Areas of Expertise
- Inclusive education
- Critical disability studies
- Qualitative and participatory research methods
- Comparative and international education
- Program evaluation