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Achievements

Editorial Board / Board of Reviewers

2019 - Member of the Review Board of the International Journal of Fear Studies (University of Calgary Publication, Canada)

2017 - Member of the Board of Reviewers of the Journal of Creative Communications (Sage Publishing in association with MICA - the school of ideas, shela, 

Ahmedabad, India)

2017- Member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Indic Studies published by the American Academy of Indic Studies, USA.

 

Articles/Book Reviewed

2023 - Reviewed the essay titled, “Tracing Trajectory from Postcolonialism to Anthropocene: An Ecocritical Response to Uzma Aslam Khan’s Thinner Than Skin” for the journal, Neohelicon published by Springer.

2023 - Reviewed the book proposal titled, Environmental Humanities in India for Springer Nature.

2023 - Reviewed a Research Proposal titled “Globalization and Climate Change: Threats to Human Security in Sundarbans of West Bengal” by Bhagaban Behera for UGC Major Projects (UGCES-22-OB-WES-M-ISF-15080).

2022 - Reviewed the essay titled, “‘You’re Ignoring the Truth’--Fatih Akin’s Polluting Paradise (2012) and Eco-Trauma Cinema” for the journal, Images published by Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. 

2021 - Reviewed the essay titled, “Fear as Disclosive of the Fundamental Ambiguity of Being a Human: On Fear and Moral Education” for the journal, International Journal of Fear Studies published by University of Calgary.

2021 - Reviewed the essay titled, “Ecophobia and Covid-19” for the journal, International Journal of Fear Studies published by University of Calgary.

2020 - Reviewed the essay titled, “The Acculturation of South Diasporas in East is East, Bend it like Beckham and West is West” for the journal, Neohelicon published by Springer.

2020 - Reviewed the essay titled, “A Study on Joyadeva’s Gitagovindam” for the journal, Neohelicon published by Springer.

2019 - Reviewed the essay titled, “Towards an Indigenous Land Ethic: Studying the use/abuse of Land in I. Allan Sealy’s The Everest Hotel: A Calendar” for the journal titled South Asian Review published by Taylor and Francis (Routledge).

2019 - Article titled “Green Numbers? Green Selfies? An Ecocritical Reading of Stories in the Social Media and Self-Quantification” for the journal titled Green Letters - Studies in Ecocriticism published by Routledge, UK.

2019 - Article entitled “Field Guides, the Senses, and the Shaping of Environmental Values in America” for the journal titled  ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment published by Oxford University Press.

2019 - Article entitled “Role of Public Engagement in Fisheries and Sustainability: The case of Goa” for the journal, Journal of Public Affairs, published by Wiley.

2019 - Reviewed the essay titled, “The View from a Body of Water: Representing Flooding and Sea Level Rise in the South Pacific” for the journal titled Studies in Documentary Film published by Routledge.

2018 - Article titled “Echoing the Ecofeminist Concerns: A Reading of Mitra Phukan’s The Collector’s Wife and Manjula Padmanabhan’s Escape" for the journal titled Green Letters - Studies in Ecocriticism published by Routledge, UK.

2017 - Article entitled “The Bibliographic Menagerie: Notes toward an Ecocritical Print Culture Studies” for the journal titled  ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment published by Oxford University Press.

2016 - Article entitled “Human Adaptation: Cultural Ecology and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri” for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, a journal published by Oxford University Press.

2016 - Article entitled “The Myth of Yakshi and Its Impact on the Culture of Kerala” for the journal entitled Folklore published by Taylor and Francis.

2015 - Reviewed the essay titled, "Ecological and Ecocritical Concerns in Indian Regional Poetry with Special Reference to Shiv Kumar Batalvi" for the journal titled ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment published by Oxford University Press.

2014 - Reviewed the essay titled, "The Tamil Identity Through transnational practices and intercultural dynamics" for the journal titled CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture published by Purdue University Press.

2013 - Reviewed the essay titled, “Tigers, Trees and Environmental Visions: A Look at Indian Nature Writing” for the volume titled Viruses and Weeds: Ecopoetics After Postmodernism edited by Prof.Cordula Lemke and Prof. Jennifer Wawrzinek published by Trier: WVT, Germany.

 

Ph.D. Thesis Evaluated

2022 - Nimmy Mariam Abraham’s dissertation titled “Poetics of Autopoiesis: An Ecocritical Reading of Seamus Heaney's  Select Poems” from Kannur University.

2020 - Esme Robina R.’s dissertation titled “Disintegrating the Arena of Power: A Study of the Future Milieus in the Select Dystopian Novels” from Madras Christian College, Affiliated to the University of Madras

2017 - Aswathy Balachandran’s dissertation entitled “Ecological Sensibility in A. K. Ramanujan’s Poetry” from the Department of English, Mar Athanasius College, M.G. University, Kerala State.

2016 - Devi’s dissertation entitled “The Confrontation and Conglomeration of Malevolent Man and Benevolent Nature: An Ecocritical Study of Margaret Atwood’s Select Novels” from Department of English, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu State.

 

Awards Received / Positions held / Achievements made

2022 - 2023 - Awarded Fulbright-Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award (Research & Teaching) to teach and research at Western Washington University, USA.

2021 - Nucleus member of Teaching Learning Centre, BITS Pilani, Goa.

2019 - Visiting Faculty at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Goa. The courses taught are “Understanding Films” and “Environmental Literature” (Semester 1).

2019 - Faculty Coordinator of the Website of The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus.

2016 to 2017 - Faculty Coordinator of the Film Club, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

2016 to 2017 - Faculty Coordinator of the Environment Protection and Awareness Club, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

2016 to 2022 - Nucleus Member of the Community Welfare Department, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

2017 to 2018 -  Nucleus Member of the Media and Publication Department, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

2017 to 2022 - Member of the Editorial Board of BITScan, a semester magazine published by BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus.

2016 to 2021 - Member of the Exhibition Committee of Convocation at BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus.

2017 - Awarded University Immersion Grant to visit University of Los Angeles, California, from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani. Under the guidance of Prof. Ursula K. Heise, a project entitled “Ecolocalism in the Cultural Imaginations of Natural Entities: An Indian Indigenous Approach” was conceptualized during the visit.

2016 - Instructor at Practice School  at two stations namely, FACT, Aluva, Kochi and Helpage India, Kerala, Kochi.

2016 - Organized tiNai Ecofilm Festival (Edition 3) at Dr. K.N. Modi University, Newai, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 17, 18 March 2016.

2015 - Organized tiNai Ecofilm Festival (Edition 2) at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa on 08, 09, 10 October (www.teff.in).

2015 - Nomination Jury Member of CMS Vatavaran 2015, New Delhi. CMS Vatavaran is the premier International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival in India.

2015 - Organized tiNai Ecofilm Festival at Carmel College, Mala, Thrissur, Kerala, on 06 and 07 March. (Ms. Pretty John and Ms. Mary John were the coordinators).

2015 - Organized tiNai Ecofilm Festival at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, on 06 and 07 February. (Mr. K. Samuel Moses Srinivas and Mr. Joseph Thiyagarajan were the coordinators).

2014-2016 - Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of  Science and Technology Communication Programme, "Jal Sutra: Eco & WaSH Futures" of National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) of Department of Science and Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

2014 - Founder and Founder-Director of tiNai Ecofilm Festival (www.teff.in).

2013 - Member of the Organizing Committee of the Photo and Video competitions held at part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus.

2011-2012 - Convened 24, The Film Club of Central University of Tamil Nadu.

2010-2012 - Director, Mudugar-Kurumbar Research Centre, Attappady, funded by World Oral Literature Project, University of Cambridge, London and Firebird Anthropological Foundation, U. S.A.

2010 - Received British Prime Minister’s International (PMI - II) award to research at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

2008 - 2009 Editorial member of Indian Journal of Ecocriticism - An annual journal of Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment-India (OSLE-India).

2006 – 2012   Secretary, Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment-India (OSLE-India).

2006 – 2014 Co-editor of OSLE-India Newsletter.

2005 - Associate Editor of ASLE-India Newsletter.

2001 - Won the First Prize for wind instrument (western) in the University Youth Festival (Sopanam) held by the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.

2001 - Visited France for a cultural Transmission Programme for three months.

2001 - Served the President of Student Christian Movement of Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, Kerala.