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Pooja Sagar

Area of Practice

Writer, Researcher( History of Medicine), Educator

Education

Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Master’s degree in English Language and Literature, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Doctoral Training in Cultural Studies from Centre for Studies in Culture and Society, Bangalore, Karnataka

Currently pursuing doctoral studies in the area of History of Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka

Trained in Oral History and professional practice in Education

Work Experience

 

 

  • taught Literature and Cultural Studies in Higher Education ( Sacred Hearts College, Thevara, Kerala)
  • practiced an art and design based pedagogy in the Middle School sector, in which the primary focus was designing and implementing a creative curricula (Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore)
  • worked as a research associate for the Culture Industries Asia Program (CIDASIA, CSCS, Bangalore)
  • formally published works, as well as maintained an active self-publishing interest

Interest Areas

personal essays; short fiction; choice based interactive narratives; history of medicine in South Asia

Current Practice at Srishti

Creative Writing, General Studies, Narratives Design for Games, Internal branding and publishing for Srishti

Creative Practice and Outreach

 

  • Kritya International Poetry Festive (2017)
  • Oral History National Conference, Guwahati (2017) Chair
  • Conducted teacher training workshops in Bangalore and Chennai with CERTAD, Srishti (2016)
  • Weird Fictions at Festival of Stories, Bangalore (2016)
  • Past and the Seeking of its Pedagogy: Oral History in the Islands (2016), International Oral History Conference (IOHA), Bangalore
  • Ethics of Practice (2013), round table discussion chaired by Dr. Akeel Bilgrami, Convergences and Divergences: The Gandhi-Tagore Correspondence, Bangalore
  • Oral Histories from the Andamans (2011) at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore at the Oral History and Sense of Legacy conference (2012)

Projects showcase:

Graphic Novels and Storytelling

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Students' submissions for the Graphic Novels and Storytelling Unit

 

Writing for Games

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Analyzing Games in the Writing for Games Unit

 

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Discussing Characters and Plot in Graphic novels

 

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Storytelling Workshop Exhibition

 

Environmental Exposure

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Environmental Exposure unit taught at Beejadi, Udupi