Ms. Athira S Kumar

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Ms Athira S Kumar

 Designation: Lecturer, Department of Language                                                                                      

Qualification:Ph.D. (Pursuing), M.A., B.Ed., SET, PGDWGS

Email-ID : athira.sk@saintgits.org

 

Ms. Athira secured her Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from School of Letters, MG University. She is pursuing Ph.D. from VELS University in Chennai. She has more than 5 years of teaching experience and has published research papers in various Journals. She acts as a resource person in Soft skills and trains students for Business English Certificate (BEC) course offered by Cambridge English.She serves as Interlocutor for OET exam conducted by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments.She has secured best paper publication award from the college during the year 2016-17.

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

 

  • Certificate in Guidance from IGNOU, 2020
  • PG Diploma in Women and Gender Studies from IGNOU, 2019
  • Bachelors in Education(English) from MG University, 2013
  • MA English from MG University,2012
  • BA from MG University, 2010

WORK EXPERIENCE (RESEARCH /TEACHING) 

 

      Saintgits College of Applied Sciences, from March 2015-till date

      Kristu Jyoti Vidya Vihar, Changanacherry

      PGM College, Kangazha

      Interlocutor for OET exam

      Trainer for BEC

 

 

AREA OF INTEREST (RESEARCH /TEACHING)

 Indian English Literature, Trauma Theory, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Guidance, diasporic literature, culture studies

 

 

RESEARCH / FUNDED PROJECTS

 Pursuing Ph.D.

 

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATION

  

  • Athira S Kumar. Motherhood and Identity Crisis in P Sivakami’s ‘The Taming of Women’ . International Journal of Research Culture Society, September 2020.
  • Athira S Kumar. Ecofeminism in Buchi Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood. Parishodh Journal, March 2020.
  • Athira S Kumar. Otherness and Selfhood in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’. ISSN 2455 3085.Impact Factor: 5.214. 2019
  • Athira S Kumar. Women, Trauma and Reconfiguration of Self: An Analysis of Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s Seeing the Girl and Sudha Murthy’s Mahashweta.-ISSN 2348-1269, P-ISSN 2349-5138. Impact Factor: 5.75. 2018.
  • Athira S Kumar. Beyond thegender: Transgressive bodies and desires inDevduttPattanaik’sThePregnant King. Alfomine, 4(6), 47-55. ISSN2250-3870. 2017
  • Athira S Kumar. Problems in Visualizing and Validating History: A Discourse on JaishreeMisra’s ‘Rani’.JET ,8, 7-11. ISSN2394-3874. 2016.
  • Athira S Kumar. Anna Karenina: One story, two storylines and the importance of Oblonsky. Baselius Researcher, 17(1), 30-35. ISSN0975- 8658. 2016.
  • Athira S Kumar. Repression, repercussion and resistance- A psychoanalytical study of Shashi Deshpande’s ‘Moving On’. Research Scholar, 6(2), 182-187.ISSN2249-6696. 2016
  • Athira S Kumar. Rewriting myths: Voicing female experience in Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Penelopiad’. New Thoughts, 5-12. ISBN978-81-926565-0-2. 2015.
  • Athira S Kumar. Indigenizing Shakespeare: a study of Maqbool and Omkara.Research Lines, 8(1&2), 37-43. ISSN0975-8941.2015.
  • Athira S Kumar. Contextualizing Indian consciousness in Sudha Murthy’s ‘Mahashweta’.Alfomine, 3(2), 212-216.ISSN 2250-3870. 2015.
  • Athira S Kumar. Quest for identity of female subjects in JhumpaLahiri’s ‘Interpreter of Maladies’. Lux Montis, 3(2), 72-75. ISSN2321-8053. 2015.
  • Athira S Kumar. Margam kali: The relations between cultural understood as human expressive and symbolic activities. Research Scholar, 5(2), 24-28. ISSN2249-6696.2015.
  • Athira S Kumar. Borders and boundaries in Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Shadow Lines’. Misbah-Niche of Knowledge, 13(13),102-107.ISSN -0976-2523.2015.

PAPER PRESENTATION

 

  • Motherhood and Identity Crisis in P. Sivakami’s ‘The Taming of Women” in International Conference on Literature, Society and the Global Media conducted, by Research Culture Society, Agra College and Sabaragamuwa University Sri Lanka on 26th and 27th September 2020.
  • “Conflict of Tradition and Modernity in Buchi Emecheta’sThe Joys of Motherhood” in International Faculty Development Webinar series on “A Global Humanity Endeavor in Literature” conducted by Holy Cross Home Science College ,Thoothukoody on 16th   November 2020,.
  • “Women, Trauma and Reconfiguration of Self: An Analysis of Anuradha Vijayakrishnan’s Seeing the Girl and Sudha Murthy’s Mahashweta” at Govt. College, Nattakomon 18th December & 19th December 2018.
  • “Rewriting myths: Voicing female experience in Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Penelopiad’in T.M. Jacob Memorial College, Manimalakunnu on 26th& 27th November 2015.

WORKSHOPS / TRAINING/SEMINAR/CONFERENCE/FDP ATTENDED

 

  • National seminar on Humour and Nation in Assumption College on 1st& 2nd July 2015.
  • Attended national seminar on Myths and Fairy Tales: Telling and Retelling in T.M. Jacob Memorial College, Manimalakunnu on 26th& 27th November 2015.
  • International conference in English Language Acquisition: Western Theories and Eastern Practices Teresa’s College, Ernakulum from 29th June to 1st July 2017.
  • Workshop on Fine Tune your English at CMS College on 11th October 2017.
  • National seminar on Praxis of Contemporary theory at Govt. College, Nattakom on 5th& 6th December 2017.
  • International Conference on Multiculturalism in Contemporary Society at Assumption College, Changanacherry on 5th October & 6th October 2018.
  • Workshop at Saintgits College of Applied Sciences, Pathamuttom on Research Methodology and Data Analysis through SPSS on 6th December 2018.
  • Attended national seminar on Trauma: Experience and Language at Govt. College, Nattakom on 18th December & 19th December 2018.
  • National Seminar on Petroleum Conservation at Saintgits College of Applied Sciences, Pathamuttom on 12th February 2019.
  • National seminar on Cultural Studies at St. Mary’s College, Manarcadon 10th July 2019.
  • National Seminar on Theory and After at SB College, Changanacherry on 12th & 13th December 2019.
  • International Seminar on Farming Perspectives; Thinking Cinema at SB College, Changanacherry on 11th & 12th February 2020
  • National seminar on Narrating Indianness: Evolving Trends in Language and Literature at Assumption College, Changanacherry on 20th February 2020
  • Workshop on Effective & Efficient Online Teaching in the age of Corona, A hands on workshop organized by IIT Bombay on 24 May 2020
  • Attended a conference on English Literature and language education – embracing change in Covid times by Christ College, Irinjalakuda from June 13 2020 to June 13 2020.
  • Attended an FDP on Futuristic trends of language and literature – Impact on 21st century learners by SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai from July 13 2020 to July 13 2020
  • Short Term Training Programme on Harmony in the Workplace: Effective Interpersonal and Communication Skills organized by S V Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh 23rd November 2020 to 28thNovember 2020 organized by S V Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh (AICTE sponsored)
  • 5 – day FDP on Rejuvenation of Literature and Language : From Pandemic to Pan – Academic by Reva University from 17th to 21st May 2021.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

  1.       Certificate in Guidance from IGNOU
  2.      Online course in Advanced Writing from Coursera
  3.      Online course in Negotiating Learner Differences: Towards Productive Diversity in Learning from Coursera
  4.     Online course in The Science of Well Being from Coursera
  5.     Online course in Feminism and Social Justice from Coursera
  6.     Online course in Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age from Coursera
  7.      Micro Certificate Course on E- Content Development Using Google Tools.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

  • ELTAI (English Language Teachers Association of India)

ADDITIONAL ROLES

            

  • Co-ordinator of Arts Fest 2015
  • Co-ordinator of Orientation Programme for degree students 2015 & 2018
  • Club coordinator of English Club 2015 & 2017
  • Convener of Arts Fest 2017
  • Convener of Library committee 2017
  • Club coordinator of Book & Innovation Club 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Convener of publication committee 2018, 2021
  • Staff Editor for College Magazine 2018
  • Day Officer coordinator 2019
  • Best Promising Student 2020
  • Gitsblitz convener 2020
  • Convener of Merit Day & Graduation Day 2021
  • Conducts counselling, group discussions and interviews for the students
  • Train students to achieve Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • Class Teacher
  • Mentor

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