Prasanna Srinivasan



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Prasanna Srinivasan is a lecturer in early childhood at Monash University. She has sustained interest in critical cultural studies. In her research and teaching, she engages with postcolonial, Critical Race and Feminist poststructural theories to unmask one’s subjective ideological partialities towards nation and national identity.  Her current research interest focuses on inquiring the juxtaposition of nationalism and multiculturalism in postcolonial spaces, and specifically in educational settings that are dominated by hegemonic discourses of 'whiteness'. She particularly troubles the in between “hybrid” space, for, with and as postcolonial subjects. She is also involved in using theatre and 'performance' as a key methodology to challenge discrimination and bias with the silences and voices of the marginalised. 

Research area keywords

  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • feminist poststructural theory
  • Critical Race Studies and Post Colonialism
  • Critical autoethnographic studies

Research Output

Pookey, poory, power: an agentic powerformance

Srinivasan, P., Jun 2019, In : Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 20, 2, p. 121-132 12 p.

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Prophesying early childhood educational care in India: My insider/outsider postcolonial vision

Srinivasan, P., 2017, Contemporary Issues and Challenge in Early Childhood Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Li, M., Fox, J. L. & Grieshaber, S. (eds.). Singapore : Springer, p. 65-81 17 p. (New frontiers of educational research).

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What we see is what we choose: Seers and seekers with diversity, pedagogy, culture & society

Srinivasan, P., 3 Apr 2017, In : Pedagogy Culture and Society. 25, 2, p. 293-307 15 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Are we colonised: our postcolonial "(free)dominating truths"

Srinivasan, P., 2016, 4 p. Brisbane : Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

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"How Come Australians Are White": Children's Voice and Adults' Silence

Srinivasan, P., 2016, Childhood and Nation: Interdisciplinary Engagements. Millei, Z. & Imre, R. (eds.). Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 25 - 38 14 p.

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