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Bhattacharya, Kakali



Kakali BhattacharyaProfessor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

College of Education
University of Florida
2-265L Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4332
Fax: 352-392-9193
kbhattacharya@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

De/colonizing ontoepistemologies, critical and de/colonial educational anthropology, social foundation and cultural context of higher education, transnational education, critical and arts-based approaches to qualitative inquiry, creativity in educational research, contemplative pedagogies and epistemologies, gender, race, and ethnic studies in education, technology-integrated learning and social environments.

Degrees

Ph. D. Educational Psychology, 2005
University of Georgia

Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, 2002
University of Georgia

Graduate Certificate, Qualitative Inquiry, 2005
University of Georgia

Master of Science in Instructional Development, 2000
Southern Illinois University of Carbondale

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, McMaster University, 1995
Southern Illinois University of Carbondale

Key Professional Appointments

Professor, Research Evaluation and Methodologies, University of Florida
2019 – present

Full Professor, Educational Leadership, Kansas State University
June 2018 – 2019

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Kansas State University
August 2013 – May 2018

Program Coordinator, Qualitative Research Graduate Certificate, Kansas State University
April 2016 – 2019

Affiliate Faculty, Women’s Studies, Kansas State University
August 2013 – 2019

Program Coordinator, Educational Leadership and Research, Texas A & M University
August 2012- August 2013

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Research, Texas A & M University
August 2010- August 2013

Pedagogy Fellow, Faculty Renaissance Center. Texas A & M University
December 2008 – August, 2010

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Research, Texas A & M University
August 2008 – July 2010

Assistant Professor, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, University of Memphis
August 2005 – August 2008

Activities and Honors

  • Winner, 2018, Mid-Career Scholar of Color Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • 2018 – Outstanding Mentor Award (co-winner with Tyrone Howard) from Division G: Social Context of Education, American Educational Research Association
  • 2018 – Top 25 Women in Higher Education, Diverse Issues of Higher Education
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Language and Literacy Education Annual Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, (Feb, 2019).
  • Invited Responder to Egon Guba Lecture at Qualitative Research SIG Business Meeting, AERA 2018, Toronto, Canada.
  • Winner, 2018 Colleague-to-Colleague Summer Institute of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
  • Invited Distinguished Speaker, Indiana University, Bloomington, (March, 2019).
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, 2nd Annual Qual-World Virtual Conference, International Institute of Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, (December 2018).
  • Woman of Distinction Honor, K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, September, 2018.
  • Featured Spotlight Speaker (March 2018), A Ted-Talk Style Event Celebrating Innovative Teaching and Research, Kansas State University, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Winner, 2017 Outstanding Advisor Award, Kansas State Student Government Association
  • Invited Featured Speaker for Association for the Study of Higher Education, for Woke Research Methodology Series. (April, 2018)
  • Nominated, Holen Outstanding Teaching Award, December 2017
  • Invited and inaugural Podcast speaker for Qualitative Research SIG from AERA, November 2017
  • Invited workshop facilitator for Texas A & M University College Station, Texas. Workshop title – De/colonizing Qualitative Research: Exploring the (Im)Possibilities of Culturally Situated Inquiry, (November, 2017).

Grants

Bhattacharya, K. (2016). Open alternative textbook proposal for EDLEA 988, Introduction to Research: Key Principles ($8000.00). Kansas State University, Library, Dean’s Office, College of Education. Role: Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. and Liang, J. (2018). Online development of the eighth research course graduate certificate in qualitative research. EDLEA 988: Differentiated Research ($11,629). Kansas State University – Division of Continuing Education, Department of Educational Leadership Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. (2018). Online development of the seventh research course graduate certificate in qualitative research. EDLEA 929: Narrative and Arts-Based Research ($10,612). Kansas State University – Division of Continuing Education, Department of Educational Leadership Role: Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. (2017). Online development of the sixth research course graduate certificate in qualitative research. EDLEA 929: Narrative and Arts-Based Research ($10,612). Kansas State University – Division of Continuing Education, Department of Educational Leadership Role: Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. and Liang, J. (2017). Online development of the fourth and fifth research courses for graduate certificate in qualitative research ($20,456). Kansas State University – Division of Continuing Education, Dean’s Office, Department of Educational Leadership Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. (2016). Open alternative textbook proposal for EDLEA 948, Conducting a Literature Review ($5000.00). Kansas State University, Library, Dean’s Office, College of Education. Role: Principal Investigator

Bhattacharya, K. (2016). Online development of the third research course for graduate certificate in qualitative research. EDLEA 938: Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research ($14,458). Kansas State University – Division of Continuing Education, Dean’s Office, Department of Educational Leadership Role: Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

*represents undergraduate or graduate research assistants

Refereed Journal Publications

Bhattacharya, K. (In Press). The Migratory Patterns of a Fish Doodle: Border Crossing, Migration, Desire, and Belongingness. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

Bhattacharya, K. (In Press). Nonsense, play, and liminality: Putting post-intentionality in dialogue with de/colonizing ontoepistemologies. Qualitative Inquiry.

Boveda M & Bhattacharya, K. (In Press). Love as De/colonial Onto-Epistemology: A Post- Oppositional Approach to Contextualized Educational Research Ethics. The Urban Review.

Bhattacharya, K. (In Press). Chocolate kisses and eyes watching: Disciplining, repression, and expression of sexuality. Qualitative Inquiry.

Bhattacharya, K. & Kim, J-H. (2018, Online first). Reworking Prejudice in Qualitative Inquiry with Gadamer and De/colonizing Onto-epistemologies. Qualitative Inquiry.

Bhattacharya, K. (2018, Online first). Samosas, Sarees, and Sisters: Discovering Desi1-Brown De/colonizing Methodologies. Qualitative Inquiry.

Roulston, K., & Bhattacharya, K. (2018). Introduction: Teaching qualitative inquiry in the era of the big tent: Presenting proliferation and polyphony. International Review of Qualitative Research, 11(2), 251-255.

Bhattacharya, K. (2018). Contemplation, imagination, and post-oppositional approaches in qualitative inquiry. International Review of Qualitative Research, 11(2), 271-285.

Bhattacharya, K. (2018). Walking through the dark forest: Embodied literacies for shadow work in higher education and beyond. The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, 4(1), 105-124.

Bhattacharya, K, & Keating, A. (2017). Expanding Beyond Public and Private Realities: Evoking Anzaldúan Autohistoria-teoría in Two Voices. Qualitative Inquiry https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800417741976

Bhattacharya, K., & Cochrane, M. (2017). Assessing the authentic knower through contemplative artsbased pedagogies in qualitative inquiry. Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 11(2), 47-70.

Bhattacharya, K. (2017). Coloring memories and imaginations of “home”: Crafting a de/colonizing autoethnography. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, 18(1), 9-15, doi:10.1177/1532708617734010.

Sullivan, N. B., & Bhattacharya, K. (2017). Twenty years of technology integration and foreign language teaching: A phenomenological reflective interview study. The Qualitative Report, 22(3), 757-778.

Bhattacharya, K., & Payne, R. (2016). Mixing mediums, mixing selves: Arts-based contemplative approaches to border crossings. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29(2), 1100-1117. doi:10.1080/09518398.2016.1201163

Bhattacharya, K. (2016). Dropping my anchor Here: A post-oppositional approach to social justice work in education. Critical Questions in Education, 7(3), 197-214. https://academyforeducationalstudies.org/journals/journal/current-and-past-issues/volume-7-issue-3-special-issue-on-critical-inquiry/.