Gunita Gupta

PhD

Biography

Gunita has been on the UBC Vancouver campus for most of her life, in one way or another. She holds three degrees from this institution and is currently pursuing her fourth. In her MA, Gunita pondered natality as an existential project of teachers capable of resisting neoliberal forces in education. In her PhD, she is thinking about reconceptualizing food literacy in an effort to decentre dominant epistemological narratives. Gunita has many varied interests, including (in no particular order) dogs, language, cooking, fiction, exercise physiology, food, history, philosophy, and bikes. She is a teacher in the Langley school district where she has taught mainly English and Foods for the past six years. She prefers wide open spaces and finds talking about herself in the 3rd person an odd experience.

Research

food literacy, epistemology, genre-bending, writing modalities, academic anarchism