As an English Literature Professor, Dr. Chanana’s teaching philosophy is steeped in creating an inclusive learning environment that nudges students to ask and explore questions and understand the nuances of literature beyond the text within and outside the classroom. Cultivating a profound appreciation for literature, she encourages students to engage in literary discussions, discover new ways of comprehending life, and recognize literature's role in shaping society.
Combining a close reading of texts with distant reading, Dr. Chanana tries to bring theory and praxis alive in her classes and makes a conscious attempt to add value to students' lives. Her approach to teaching aims to foster critical thinking, creativity, and a deeper understanding of literary works, helping students connect with the material on a personal and intellectual level. By embracing an inclusive and supportive learning environment, she strives to empower students to explore the vast world of literature with curiosity and confidence.
Awards and Grants
- Fulbright Scholarship awarded by US Department of State and USIEF (2018-2019)
- Digital Humanities Project funded by British Academy- Towards a digital analysis of environmental concepts in the UN corpus.
- Gold Medalist in M. Phil (English)
- Second Rank and Silver Medal in M.A (English)