Areas of Interest & Expertise

Multilingual Education, Translanguaging, Language Assessment, Language and Technology


Pallavi works in the area of multilingual education. Prior to joining the University, she pursued a PhD on translanguaging at the Faculty of Education, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. The study explored the nature of fluid language practices that multilingual students and teachers engage in while interacting with each other in classroom contexts. She was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship to conduct a part of this study at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Along with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, she has two master’s degrees in Linguistics and Education. Pallavi has taught courses on language education and linguistics as an assistant professor at Mata Sundri College and Institute of Home Economics of University of Delhi. She has also worked as a researcher with Eklavya Foundation in Bhopal. She has presented her research work on multilingualism at several international and national conferences. She enjoys going on solo travels and listening to music when she is not working.


Publications and Writings:

Pallavi. (2018). Ideologies in Practice: Understanding the Case of Multilingual Migrants in Classrooms of Delhi. In F. Ramos (Ed.), Proceedings of the IVth International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in School and Society. https://​dig​i​tal​com​mons​.lmu​.edu/​i​n​t​e​r​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​c​o​l​l​o​q​u​i​um/3/

• Pallavi. (2017). Reconsidering multilingual education: An answer to whys and hows. Journal of Indian Education, 43 (1), 102 – 117.

• Pallavi. (2016). Monolingual ideologies and translanguaging practices: The paradox of multilingual Indian classrooms. In Learning Teachers: Diversity, Inclusion and ethics (pp. 57 – 68). Kanishka Publishers.

• Pallavi. (2016). Understanding Hindi-English code switching in Indian classrooms. Journal of Indian Education, 42 (1), 58 – 65.

• Pallavi. (2015). The debate of Textese: Education and language change. Contemporary Dialogue, 2(1 – 2), 37 – 42.

• Pallavi. (2014). Impacts of technology and education: The debate of Textese. In Discourses on Education (pp. 25 – 43). The Book Line.