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Saurabh Anand
Champion of Equity – Higher Education

Saurabh Anand

Saurabh Anand
Champion of Equity – Higher Education

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Saurabh Anand, Writing Instructor at the University of Georgia

Saurabh Anand is a Rhetoric and Composition doctoral student and Writing Instructor in the Department of English Department at the University of Georgia (UGA) with a background in TESOL. National and international organizations have recognized his efforts to build collaborative institutional projects toward internationalizing education efforts. The Comparative and International Educational Society honored me with their 2022 Global Student Leadership Award. Georgia TESOL Association awarded me the 2021 Professional Service Award for contributing to international student-focused scholarship. In 2020, the International Literacy Association honored him as a “30 under 30 Next Generation Literacy Leader.”

As a student-teacher at UGA, Saurabh Anand has assisted and co-taught various literacy-focused courses such as TESOL teaching methods, First and Second language acquisition, and Bilingualism theories as a research assistant. He teaches many international and first-generation immigrant students aspiring to be language teachers. His freelance tutoring in Delhi introduced him to various academic situations and challenges from an educator and administrator lens. His training in teaching global languages such as German and English prepared him to cater to a wide student community and prepared research on teaching challenges at R-1 universities.

As a teaching assistant, Anand taught International Graduate Internship II, which aims to familiarize students, pre-service international teaching assistants, with U.S. academic culture, helping them to teach at UGA. Research has shown that many courses often focus on assimilation towards the US/Whiteness. To ensure that didn’t happen in his teaching context, Anand approached the course more inclusively by minimizing the labor of learning cultural proficiency for pre-service international teaching assistants by teaching diverse student populations in US American institutions, such as international students, Black student community, and Queer student community, and their respective contributions to American education and introduction to the regional educational trajectory of Georgia.

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