, Hyderabad campus
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad)
Rekha Pappu is Associate Professor with the Azim Premji School of Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Hyderabad. Her research interests are in the areas of education, development, women’s studies and cultural studies. She has published in these areas in academic journals and anthologies as well as in magazines and newspapers. She has also edited the first Social Watch Report of Andhra Pradesh titled Rethinking Priorities: Making Policy as if People Mattered. (2005). Before joining TISS, Rekha Pappu was the Coordinator & Director of Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies, Hyderabad (1997 - 2003), Convenor of the Andhra Pradesh Social Watch (2004 – 2005) and Research Consultant with the Higher Education Cell of the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (2007-2010). She has been a Fulbright-Tata Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (2001), a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK (2003) and a Key Technology Partnership Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney (2015).
Rekha Pappu has undertaken study projects and impact assessments for a range of institutions and organizations including the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Wipro Applying Thought in Schools (WATIS), Bengaluru, Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO), Netherlands; German Agro Action, Delhi; Oxfam, Hyderabad and Tata Trusts, Mumbai.
Even as her primary engagement continues to be with academics in terms of teaching, developing curriculum and conducting research, Rekha Pappu aspires to write fiction! Narrative flow and finesse in all forms (written, spoken or in the visual medium, and as fiction or non-fiction) fascinates her.
Broad areas of research interest relate to education, gender, development and social justice. Within the field of education, Rekha Pappu is particularly interested in the areas of education policy, history of education, pedagogy and teacher professional development especially in higher education. Childhood studies is an emerging area of research interest for her.
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Ongoing Research Projects
Educational Discourse in Indian Languages (Principal Investigator). The study seeks to attend to discussions on education taking place in the regional languages in an attempt to understand the nature of convergence/divergence between theorising on education in English and in the Indian languages. The study is supported by Research Council, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and draws its rationale from the course "Modern Indian Language Production" taught as part of the MPhil. programme in Education.
Completed Research Projects
Courses Taught in the M.Phil. Programme (Education and Women's Studies):
Courses Taught in the M.A. Education Programme:
Dr. Rekha Pappu
TISS - Aziim Premji School of Education
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
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