Viruru, Radhika individual record
Clinical Professor

Dr. Radhika Viruru is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) at Texas A&M University, having joined the faculty in 1998. Her research interests include early childhood education, postcolonial childhood studies and technology integration into education. She is the author of two books on early childhood education (Early Childhood Education: Postcolonial Perspectives from India) published by Sage in 2001 and Childhood and Postcolonization: Power, Education and Contemporary Practice (co-author) published by Routledge in 2004 as well as numerous journal articles and edited book chapters. Her current research interests center around the social construction of the family particularly in the Persian Gulf.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles13
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  • Viruru, R., Eslami, Z., & Cherif, M. (2022). Troubling the trope of the authoritarian father: Perspectives from the Arab World. CHILDHOOD-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF CHILD RESEARCH. 29(3), 455-468.
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  • Viruru, R., & Rios, A. (2021). Needed Methodological Emancipation: Qualitative Coding and the Institutionalization of the Master's Voice. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY. 27(10), 1146-1158.
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  • Lee, Y., Capraro, M. M., & Viruru, R. (2018). The factors motivating students' STEM career aspirations: Personal and societal contexts. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. 26(5), 36-48.
  • Viruru, R., & Nasser, R. (2017). Waallah, the woman she should go direct to Paradise: Perceptions of motherhood in Qatar. Global Studies of Childhood. 7(2), 148-158.
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  • Cannella, G. S., & Viruru, R. (2003). Childhood and Postcolonization, Power, Education, and Contemporary Practice. Taylor & Francis.
  • Shin, J., & Viruru, R. (2021). A Qualitative Study of Home-School Literacy Connections Between Korean ELL Families and Their Children's Early Childhood Teachers. Bridging Family-Teacher Relationships for ELL and Immigrant Students. 238-264. IGI Global.
  • Viruru, R., & Askari, N. (2021). Postcolonial Childhoods: Historical and Contemporary Notions. The SAGE Handbook of Global Childhoods. 56-69. SAGE Publications.
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  • Rios, A., Viruru, R., & Ozfidan, B (2021). Don't Be a Ghost Who Drops Grades in Blackboard. Research Anthology on Developing Effective Online Learning Courses. 2049-2071. IGI Global.
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  • Viruru, R., & Askari, N. (2020). How muslim women negotiate systems of motherhood in two cultures. Multiple early childhood identities. 185-199. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Viruru, R., & Persky, J. C. (2019). Postcolonial Theory and Teacher Education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press (OUP).
Conference Papers2
  • Viruru, R. (2008). Childhood Labor in India: issues and complexities. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. 9(3), 224-233.
  • Viruru, R., & Cannella, G. S (2006). A postcolonial critique of the ethnographic interview - Research analyzes research. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY AND THE CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGE. 175-+.
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Texas A&M University; Teaching, Learning And Culture (Tlac); 4232 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4232