Research Interests:

  • Feminist, Marxian, Postcolonial Theory
  • Critical Race, Anti-Caste, Indigenous and Colonial Studies
  • Cultural Politics of Development, Gender, and Nationalism
  • Performance, Political Activism, and Feminist Praxis
  • South Asia, South Asians in Canada

My research and teaching focuses on transnational feminist and de/anti/post/colonial approaches to state violence, development discourses, and activism.  Read more at my University website.

Trained for years in classical voice, he has more than ten years background in classical music teaching and performance. He graduated in music management from University of Agder, Norway and did a MA in Classical voice at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

As a Guest Music Teacher, he was appointed to teach World Music in 2013 and worked with Professor Bjron Ole Rasch for two years at the University of Agder, Norway and has also served seven years as teaching assistant of folk music at Department of Music, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Currently, he is strongly involved in community projects involving music teaching and learning. His main areas of research are music sustainability, cultural continuity, music, health, and community wellbeing.

Passionate about traditional music and cultures, in 2016 he shifted his area of study to ethnomusicology and started PhD at the Department of Music, University of Alberta.

A member of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, the International Heritage Language Association, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council, and the Alberta Teacher’s Association, in Edmonton, Parmjit Kaur Kang has been a champion of preserving, fostering, and teaching Punjabi, a language of India.  With an estimated 100-million speakers globally, Punjabi is spoken widely in the North Indian state of Punjab, in Pakistan, and in diasporic communities (UK, USA, Canada) around the world. As a curriculum designer, Parmjit Kang was pivotal in establishing Punjabi as part of Edmonton Public School’s Continuing Education Services (in 1994); as a Punjabi Curriculum Committee Member with Alberta Education, Parmjit Kang helped formulate curricula for the Edmonton Public School system. As an experienced translator, instructor, and language enthusiast (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu), Parmjit inspires her students to embrace multicultural linguistic (and cultural) diversity, intercultural communication, and a love of languages and learning.

Parmjit teaches Panjabi for the University of Alberta (see Courses on this website).

I recently received the latest newsletter from this innovative project on digital Buddhism at the U. of Tokyo.  For more information, see http://21dzk.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SAT/index_en.html