Graduate Student, Community Research and Action
Tanushree Sarkar is interested in conducting research to empower teachers in India to create inclusive, participatory classrooms. Currently, research on inclusive education in India is plagued by lack of culturally relevant understandings of inclusion and deficit approaches towards teachers, parents, and students. Tanushree’s background includes research on teacher beliefs and practices in India and Uganda, accountability mechanisms in education administration in India, and evidence-based decision making in non-profits. She has conducted workshops for teachers in public and private schools on creating growth mindset classrooms with inclusive definitions of achievement.
Tanushree completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She graduated with an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her Master’s dissertation examined representations of intelligence held by middle school students in India, critiquing individualistic theories of social representations through a cultural psychology perspective.