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Himabindu TimiriHimabindu Timiri

Doctoral Student
Expected Graduation: 2016
Hometown: Pondicherry, India

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I'm originally from south India where I did graduate studies in French and francophone literature. I moved to Montreal, Canada, for a master's program in literary studies and completed a master's thesis in contemporary Quebec literature. Upon graduation, I worked as a corporate ESL trainer for banks and companies in the EU. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota, I taught language arts as a substitute teacher in the south of the U.S. The interdisciplinary nature of the field and the program drew me to the Ph.D. in CIDE, and the research and development studies balance in the program has been a great motivating factor as well.

Revised October 2013