Sarah Talat

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Cultural Studies
  • Second Language Acquisition and Research
  • English Language Education in India
  • Subaltern Discourse
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Intersectionality
  • Memory and Trauma Studies


Sarah Talat began her teaching career with Teach for India as a volunteer, and also taught English to students of Commerce and Engineering sciences. She has worked as an Assistant Professor of English at MVJ College of Engineering, Whitefield, Bengaluru. Later, she worked with v‑shesh, an award-winning impact enterprise working on disability and inclusion, for her research.

Prior to joining the University in January 2023, Sarah taught Cinema and Cultural studies in the Postgraduate programme at Hislop College, Nagpur.

Sarah has a Masters’s degree in English from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE) from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. She qualified for the post of assistant professor via the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET), in English, in 2021. 

Her Master’s thesis, Neo Orientalism in the works of Khaled Hosseini and Azar Nafisi: A critical reading of The Kite Runner and Reading Lolita in Tehran, discussed the callous outbreak of neo-orientalism in the post-truth world.

Sarah uses constructive pedagogical practices in the classroom with a student-centred approach. She is a mental health advocate who regards the classroom as a space for developing identities, attitudes, and beliefs. She loves music and plays the piano.

Conference Presentations

  • Talat, S. (2024, April 6 – 7). Navigating Methods in Indian Classrooms. Critical Writing Pedagogies Symposium, Ashoka University, Sonepat. 
  • Talat, S. (2023, December 1 – 3). Academic Underperformance in Higher Education: A psycho-social perspective. Changing Dynamics of Education: Perspectives and New Directions from Global South: CESI. Tezpur University, Assam.
  • Talat, S. (2022, May 27 – 28). The cultural politics of fiction. Culture as interface and dialogue. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.