Amritesh Singh

Amritesh Singh, MA, PhD (Ebor)

Dr

  • International Education Institute
    Kinnessburn
    Kennedy Gardens
    St Andrews
    KY16 9DJ
    Fife

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

My research interests are wide-ranging, encompassing fields as diverse as critical pedagogy, inclusive curricula, internationalisation of (higher) education, and cultural studies, all of which are directed by my expertise in queer theory.

My scholarship in critical pedagogy, literary criticism and film studies has found home in presses such as Routledge and Bloomsbury, testifying to the versatility of my use of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), which, in turn, informs my curriculum design and praxis.

Recent dissertations that I have supervised include an examination of the importance of feminist pedagogy in the TESOL classroom post #MeToo; an analysis of the representations of protected characteristics (such as gender, sexual orientation, and disability) in ELT textbooks published in the UK after the Equality Act 2010; and a study into the affective barriers to student engagement with feedback in pre-sessional courses in EAP.

 

Research interests

Intersections between queer theory, feminism and TESOL/ Higher Education

Decolonising the Curriculum

Inclusive Pedagogy

International Education

Transnational Education

English for Academic Purposes/ Academic English

Juxtapositions of cultural/ media studies with EFL/ ELT

 

Teaching activity

I serve as the Programme Director for the taught postgraduate courses in International Education. Currently, my principal teaching activities include the module co-ordination, design, and delivery of ‘Trends and Policies in International Education’ and ‘Action Research for Education Professionals’ at postgraduate level and ‘Academic English and Study Skills 1’ at undergraduate level.

As part of the AES, I also devise and run workshops that develop student familiarity with and proficiency in Academic English.

 

Academic Qualifications

PhD in English, the University of York, July 2011

MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700 A.D., the University of York, July 2007

BA 1st Class Honours in English, Hindu College, University of Delhi, February 2006

 

Professional Qualifications

CELTA, Pass A

 

Other activities

As part of St Andrews’ REC (Race Equality Charter) Self-Assessment Team, I chair the working group on Curriculum.

Along with Rita Tojeiro (School of Physics and Astronomy), I am the chair of the Inclusive Practice Support Group at the university.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Amritesh Singh is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or