CIDE Alumni Profiles
Aditi Arur, Ph.D.
Hometown: Bengaluru, India
- M.Sc. (Medical), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, pharmacology
- B.Sc., Bangalore University, chemistry, botany, microbiology,
Areas of Interest
- Anthropology of Education
- Postcolonial and feminist technoscience and development
- Medical education
- Teacher education
- Sociocultural theories of learning
- Community service learning
- Critical discourse analysis
- Critical ethnography
Aditi Arur is currently faculty at Indus Training and Research Institute, Bengaluru India, an organization committed to promoting a professional learning community in international education and leadership through teacher training/education. She teaches modules on learning theories and practice, multicultural education, comparative education, and peace education for pre-service teachers as part of certificate and diploma programs in international education. She also serves as the academic coordinator of the Professional Graduate Diploma in International Education (PGDIE) in collaboration with Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
Dr. Arur’s experience in teaching and educational research cuts across diverse contexts of sociocultural learning. She has taught basic biomedical subjects to undergraduate medical students from India, Nepal, and Pakistan in India and China on the one hand. On the other, she has taught advanced interdisciplinary courses in education and social sciences to diverse (post)graduate students of international education and development at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. As an independent researcher, she evaluated community-based learning at a medical college in India for her dissertation. As part of a multinational monitoring and evaluation team in OLPD at the University of Minnesota, she conducted qualitative and quantitative data analyses of girls’ education and leadership projects in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, and Honduras.
Her long-term goals are to evaluate and develop gender- and culturally-responsive pedagogies using critical interdisciplinary approaches across subject/disciplinary and geographical domains.
Producing “science/fictions” about the rural and urban poor: Community-based learning at a medical college in South India
Sharma, P., Verma, G. & Arur, A. (2013). Negotiating meanings of gender justice: Critical reflections on dialogues and debates in a non-governmental organization (NGO). International Journal of Educational Development.
Arur, A. (2014, October). “Science/fictions” about the rural and urban poor: Critical sociospatial perspectives in science and multicultural education. Colloquium at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College,. Arizona State University.
Arur, A. (2014, October). The internationalized public health curriculum in India: Whither epistemological diversity? Individual paper presentation at the Regional Midwest Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Arur, A. (2014, March). Producing “science/fictions” about the rural poor: A critical discourse analysis of an educational simulation game at a medical college in India. Individual paper presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Arur, A. (2012, November). Critical and feminist pedagogies: An introduction. Presented at Mentor Conclave: Enabling Excellence in School Education, Bangalore, India.
Sales, G. & Arur, A. (2012, October). Monitoring qualitative change with quantitative data: What mixed methods revealed in India. Presented in multi-paper panel at the 26th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Arur, A., Sharma, P. & Verma, G. (2011). Towards a common understanding on gendered experiences in Indian schools: Issues and challenges. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Montreal, Canada.
DeJaeghere, J., Johnstone, C., Arur, A. Greene, L. & Thomas, M. (2011). Multi-country partnerships: Engaging communities to transform gender inequalities in education. Presented for International Connections at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Best Dissertation Award, South Asia Special Interest Group, Comparative and International Education Society (March 2015)
- Best published paper award for Sharma, P., Verma, G. & Arur, A. (2013), South Asia Special Interest Group, Comparative and International Education Society (March 2014)
- NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, 2013-2014, Finalist
Revised June 2015