Harini Rajagopal

Dr. Harini Rajagopal

Assistant Professor

she / her / hers

harini.rajagopal@ubc.ca 604.822.5479 3123 Tamil, Hindi, English
Research and teaching areas:

Arts-based research

Multiliteracy and multimodality

Bilingual/Multilingual education

Literacy Education

Decolonizing pedagogies and knowledges

English Language Arts

Critical literacies/pedagogies

Teacher Education

Race and antiracism


வணக்கம்! I am a listener of stories and enjoy working on collaborative and creative pedagogical designs. I am grateful to live and work on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people.

Rooted in antiracist perspectives, my work focuses on collaborating with children and teachers to mindfully include diverse communicative repertoires (especially multiple languages, photography, arts, playfulness) into mainstream classrooms, while paying attention to the realities of class, cultural, and systemic inequities. I engage with a feminist ethic of care, relationships and process, decolonizing and reflexive methodologies, and use participant-friendly methods that value multiliterate practices as resources for all students’ learning, and for designing caring justice-oriented pedagogies.