Dr. Preeti Oza

Dr. Preeti  Oza

Qualifications:
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., P.G.Diploma . in Mass Communication and Journalism
Post doctoral fellowship ( ongoing- sponsored by the University of Hong Kong for the period of 2017-2019)
Details:

  1. Areas of interest: Marginal Literature, Dalit Literature, Black American Writings, Buddhist studies,English Language Teaching
  2. Minor Research work area: Dalit Literature
  3. Received minor research project grant of Rs. 40,000/- from UGC 20011-12.

2016-17

Post-Doctoral Fellowship:

  • Received the ICI ( India-China-Indonesia ) Asian Post Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by the Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong for the period of 2017-2019.
  • It is a prestigious fellowship given to four scholars from each member country. The first session of teaching –learning will be held at the University of Dali, Yuan- China in May 2017.

UGC Travel Grant:

  • Received a travel grant from UGC to present a research paper at an international conference in the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Vienna, Austria in July 2016.

Subject Expert:

  • Invited as a subject expert on the interview panel in K.E.S. Shroff College for the subject of English in June 2016.

Resource Person:

  • Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on ‘Literature Review in a Ph.D. Thesis’ at Lakulish Yoga University, Ahmedabad for the Ph.D. course work in June 2016.

 

  • Invited as a resource person by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat in a workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Creative Writing’ to deliver a lecture on ‘ Short Story and Copy Writing’ in September 2016.

 

  • Invited as a resource person by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat in a short term course on ‘Research Methodology workshop in Education and Psychology ‘ to deliver a lecture on ‘ Literature Review in Research Writing’ in December

 

  • Invited as a resource person at Sinhgad College of Commerce to conduct a workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ in February 2016.

 

  • Invited as a resource person by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat in a short term course on ‘Research Methodology in Rasa Theory’ to deliver a lecture on ‘ Introduction: An Intellectual Theory of Rasa’ in February 2017.

 
Session Chair:

  • Chaired a technical session at H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad in a two-day National Conference on ‘Quest For Excellence and Efficiency in Higher Education’ in September 2016.

Journal Editor:

  • Editor of an interdisciplinary journal of Indian Society of  Applied Commerce ( ISAC)

Paper publication and presentation:
International Conference:

  1. Presented and published a paper on ‘Idioms of Protest and Resistance: Assertion of Subjectivity and Identity Formation in Dalit Writings’ in an international conference at the University of Vienna, Austria in July 2016.
  2. Presented and published a paper on ‘Role of Dharma in Culture and Identity Politics: Negotiations in Social Security and Justice in an International Seminar at Sanchi University of Buddhist and Vedic Studies- Bhopal in September 2016.
  3. Presented and published a paper on ‘Language of Use and Usage: Assertion and Identity in Dalit Writings’ in an international seminar on ‘New Trends in World Literature’ at the University of Mumbai in March 2017.

National Conference:

  1. Presented and published a paper on ‘Communication Challenges in Multicultural Institutions of Higher Education: A Case study of Mumbai Colleges’ in a National Conference at H.L.College of Commerce, Ahmedabad in October 2016.
  2. Presented and published a paper on ‘Linguists or Literary Critics: Discourse Analysis in an ESL classroom in a National Conference organized by RELO- American Embassy, KCG and Sheth C.N. Vidyavihar- Gujarat in January 2017.
  3. Presented a paper on ‘Dalit Culture and Identity Politics: Re-Contexting Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’ in a National Seminar at Ness Wadia College- Pune in January 2017.
  4. Presented and published a paper on ‘Repositioning Ambedkar Today: Identity Politics and Contemporary Buddhism’ in a National Conference at the Centre for Cultural Development, M.S. University- Vadodara in December 2016.
  5. Published a paper ‘Positioning Dalits in the Post-Globalised India: Shift from Micro to Macro’ in the Andrean Research Journal in April 2017.

 
Workshop attended:

  • Attended a workshop on RUSA organized jointly by the University of Mumbai and BUCTU ( Bombay University College Teachers Association) in June 2016.

2015-16

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

    1. ‘Theorising Translation in cross- Cultural Literature studies’ in International Conference on ‘Recent Tendencies in Commerce, economics, languages and Social sciences’- Udaipur in May 2015.
    2. ‘Use of English in Soft Skill Development: skill based education and employebility’, ISSN 2319- 4766 in the ‘International Scholarly research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies’- impact factor- 4.889- February 2016.
    3. ‘Ravindranath Tagore’s Eternal v/s. W.B. Yeats’s Ethereal’ in the ‘RESEARCH HUB – International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, ISSN: 2349-7637 (Online), , Volume-3, Issue- 02, February 2016.
    4. ‘Problematics of Dalit Representation and Sensitivity in Joseph Macwan’s Step Child’ in the Research Cronicler- International Multidisciplinary research journal- volume III issue IX- December 2105.
    5. ‘Various Phases of research in Social Sciences: From Deductive Reasoning to Trans Disciplinary’ in an International Conference on Trans-disciplinary research in Social sciences and Humanities’ at ISAC’s 4th International Conference at Silvassa – April 2016
    6. ‘Theorizing Mythical Structure: A Case Study of Young Adult Literature’ in the Andrean Research Journal’, April 2016
    7. Presented ‘Culture and identity Politics: Negotiations in the Transnational Spaces’ in a National Seminar at the University of Kerala – December 2015
    8. Presented ‘ Alternative textual Interpretations: Conflict and Struggle of Translation in Dalit Writings’ in an international conference on ‘Theorising (a) translation : texts and Contexts’ at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University -February 2016
    9. Presented ‘Problematics of Dalit Representation and Sensitivity in Joseph Macwan’s Step Child’ in an international conference on Postmodern Trends in Language and Literature’ at Mumbai University- December 2015
    10. Presented ‘ The Divine and the human: early Mystic Poets in India’ in an international conference at Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi- September 2015
    11. Presented ‘Empathy of Power and its Effect on Knowledge: Perspectives in Dalit Studies’ in a national Conference on ‘Knowledge, Affect, Power: Feminism in Social Justice Discourse and Practice’ at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad- September 2015
    12. Presented ‘Use of English in Soft Skill Development: skill based education and employebility’ in an international conference on ‘Higher Education- Bhavishya 2016; Udan Naye Bharat ki’ at Thakur College of Commerce and Science- February 2016
    13. Presented ‘Communication Challenges in Multicultural Institutions: A Case study of Mumbai Colleges’ in a college level seminar at St. Andrew’s College- April 2016
    14. Invited as a Resource Person in a ‘National Conference on Receding Boundaries: Transnational Spaces, Nation and Representation in South Asian Diaspora’ at Mar Ivnious College, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram- December 2015.
    15. Invited as a Key-Note Speaker in ISAC’s 4th International Conference on Transdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences and Humanities at Silvassa – April 2016

2014-15

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. Attended a BOS workshop on new paper pattern at Rizvi college in July 2014
  2. Attended ‘Kiran’, a national seminar in Nagindas Khandwala College in August 2014
  3. Organized a national seminar on ‘Pulitzer Prize Winning Women Writers’ in August 2014.
  4. Organized a guest lecture by Mr. Godfrey Pareira on his new novel ‘Blood Line Bandra’-3rd December 2014
  5. Presented and published a paper on ‘Film as a Tool for War Propaganda: Synopsis from the World War One’ at a UGC sponsored National seminar at Vaze college in January 2015
  6. Presented a paper on ‘A Cross Cultural Analysis of Subaltern: Dalits in India v/s Black Americans’ in an international conference sponsored by US- IAAS- at BITS Pilani-Goa Campus in November 2014.
  7. Presented and published a paper on ‘ language on the Threshold of Globalisation: An Indian Perspective’, at Pondichery in December 2014.
  8. Presented a paper on ‘The Pastness of the Past and the Present in the Future: Young Readers and Mythological Mystery’ at a National Seminar at Sophia college in January 2015
  9. Presented a paper on ‘Teaching Creative Writing V/s the Talent of Autodidact ‘ at a National Conference organized by ELTIS Symbiosis, Pune in February 2015.
  10. Presented and published a paper on ‘Visual Media: young readers’ pleasure shift from page to screen’ at an international Conference at K.C. College, KCBMM in February 2015
  11. Presented and published a paper ‘ Little magazines in India and Emergence of Dalit Literature’ in a National Conference at M.S. University of Baroda

 

2013-14

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. Presented ‘Re discovering the Ruptural Effects of Conflict and Struggle: Dalit Literature – Lost in Translation?’ at an International Congress of Comparative Literature, University Sorbonne, Paris, France, July 2013
  2. Presented and published ‘ The Bhakti Movement and Negro Spirituals: A Discourse of Faith v/s. Ideology’, National Conference on ‘Faith and Ideology in Literature’, 30-31 August. 2013. Mumbai ( ISSN: 2249-9059)
  3. Published ‘Literature of Bias: Intercultural and Cross-Border Comparisons between Dalit Literature and Black American Writings, in Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary studies’, ( ISSN: 2278-8808)( Impact Factor: 1.38)
  4. Presented ‘Aesthetic Versus Synthetic Literature: perspective of Power and Knowledge in Shakespeare’, VI International Seminar on The Republic in Shakespeare, 16-18 October 2013. University of Jammu
  5. Presented and published ‘Education and Employability: A Cross section of Policy, Practice and Skill Training’, UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Higher Education- A Directional Impetus’, 11-12 September. 2013., Bhavan’s College, Mumbai ( ISBN: 978-93-82880-56-1)
  6. Presented and published ‘Translation of an Impossible: Conflict and Struggle in Gujarati and Other Dalit Literature’, UGC Sponsored National seminar on ‘Translation: Issues and Perspectives’, 21 September 2013. , M.D.College, Mumbai ( ISBN: 978-81-925005-1-5)
  7. Presented and published “Dream Seeker: Using Capitalism to Break the Sway of Caste Oppression in Post- Globalised India” at an International Conference at IFIMB, Bangalore-9-10 January 2014 (ISSN: 0973-9165)
  8. Presented “Young Readres’ Pleasure Reading : From Book or from Screen !!” at a National Seminar, ELTIS, Symbiosis University, Pune, February 2014
  9. Invited to chair a technical session at a National Conference at KES College, January 2014.
  10. Organised a three workshop series on ‘Film and Literature’ for TYBA students in collaboration with Wilson College and K.C. College in Feb 2014.
  11. Presented ‘Culture, Creator and Films: Local Indian in the Global World’, in a UGC sponsored National conference at K.C.College, Feb-2014
  12. Attended one day film appreciation programme at American centre in August 2013.
  13. Attended syllabus revision workshop at Bhavan’s College for TYBA English in July 2013
  14. Organized a series of three master classes on ‘Film and Literature’ in association with Wilson College and K.C.College for TYBA students.
  15. Completed Refresher Course at ASC Hyderabad Central Univeristy from 21st May to 10th June)

2012-13

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. Completed Orientation Programme from University of Mumbai, 29thJanuary to 26th February 2013.
  2. Presented and published a paper on ‘Business Communication: Evaluation of Skills Training Programme’ September17-19, 2012, CISF, University of Bali, Indonesia ( ISSN : 2251-1814)
  3. Presented a paper on “Teaching English and Employment: An Indian Perspective”, International Conference on ‘Language, Literature and Culture’, Institute of Advanced Studies in English, University of Pune, December 10-12, 2012
  4. Presented and published a paper on ‘English and Communication Gap: Beyond Class rooms…!’, UGC Sponsored International Conference on “Employability Enhancement through proficiency in Indian and Foreign Languages”, January 28-30, Modern College, University of Pune
  5. Presented a paper on ‘Marginalized in Plurality: a context of Dalit Literature’, UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Voices of the Marginalized”, January 17-18, 2013, Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, Mumbai
  6. Invited to present a paper on ‘Education Reforms and Employability: Changing Paradigms’. International Conference organized by IIM Kashipur, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, March 2013
  7. Presented a paper on “Folk Literature – Past, Present and Future: An Indian pererspective “, at Staff seminar of St. Andrew’s College, April 29, Mumbai
  8. Attended a National Seminar on “Rethinking Women’s Issues in Contemporary India, January 12, 2013, Jaihind College, Mumbai
  9. Attended a ‘Workshop for Young Lecturers of Christian Colleges in India Towards Developing Foundational Leadership’ organized by All India Association For Christian Higher Education, July 17-18, 2012, Spicer Memorial College, Pune
  10. Attended a Workshop on Syllabus Revision, June 27th,2012, K.C.College, Mumbai
  11. Invited as a resource person for the Workshop on “Legal Environment and Advertising Ethics”, organized by department of Mass Media, University of Mumbai, January 19, 2013.

2011-12

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. Presented and published a paper ‘Literature of Bias: Intercultural and Cross Border Comparisons Between Dalit Literature and Black American Writings.’ in an International Conference at Jaipur (Rajasthan Central University) on “Minority Discourses Across Cultures’ from 26th to 29th Fe. 2012.
  2. Presented and published a paper ‘Recontextualizing the text: Can Shakespeare help getting into a BPO ? in a National Seminar at Symbiosis Pune on ‘Recontextualizing the Text’ , 3rd and 4th Feb. 2012
  3. Presented a paper, ‘Expatriates and One Dimensional India: A perspective from Arvind Adiga’s Fiction’, in a National Seminar at SIES College on ‘Expatriates and One Dimensional India’ , 7th and 8th September 2011. ( ISBN: 978-93-82429-96-8)
  4. Presented and published “The Genesis of Hussain’s Gajagamini: From Paintings to Screen.”,September 2011, National Seminar on ‘From Script to Screen’, UGC Sponsord national Seminar, Mumbai ( ISSN: 2249-9059)
  5. Presented ‘Love in Literature’, Annual Academic Seminar, St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai. April 2012
  6. Workshop on the credit-based system on Business Communication at Sathaye College
  7. Workshop on the credit-based system on English Literature at Jai Hind College

2010-11

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. Presented and published a paper on ‘Language on Threshold of Globalization’ in a national seminar on “ ELT : Language and Culture” organized by Symbiosis University, Pune on 11th and 12th feb.2011.
  2. ‘We are Great Because They said So: A curious Case of Modern Indian writers’, Annual St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai, April 2011
  3. Received an approval for the minor research project from UGC on ‘Dalit Literature’ and received grant of rupees forty thousand.
  4. Attended a UGC Sponsored national conference on “Global Education” at K.E.S.College on 5th December 2010
  5. Attended a seminar on ‘Language, Literature and Myth” at Vivek College

 

2009-10

(Papers published- presentation in International and national seminars and conferences and other academic participation)
 

  1. ‘Women’s Rights on Modern Media: An Illusion…’ National Seminar on’Woman Rights as Human Rights’, Nagindas Khandwala College, Mumbai, April 2010
  2. Presented ‘Dalit literature’ in India with reference to the concept of ‘racism’ in Toni Morrison’s novels.’ Annual Academic Seminar, St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai. April 2010
  3. Attended a National Conference on ‘Mumbai in Literature, Art and Film’ at Sophia College on Januarty 8 and 9, 2010.