Shyam Patel
Shyam Patel
Doctoral Student
Graduate Programme in Education, York University
Research keywords: Antiracism; critical race theory; diasporic studies; queer(ing) pedagogies; radical feminism; South Asianness
Shyam is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. He received both his MA in Education and BEd at the University of Ottawa, and he completed his BCom at McGill University. He was also former fellow with Teach for India, working as an elementary school teacher at Rakhial English School No. 1. He has been drawn to the works of bell hooks, Loretta Ross, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others who have taught him how to exist in a world that is often complex and ineffable. In that manner, he is interested in the pedagogical possibilities that exist in healing, hope, and love. Along with his teaching and writing, he loves watching anime, Bollywood, Kdrama, and anything that has to do with pop culture and reality TV.