Kerenza Ghosh

Kerenza Ghosh

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Biography

Kerenza is a Senior Lecturer in English Education at the University of Roehampton, London, where she teaches Primary Initial Teacher Education. She has written chapters for two academic books aimed at primary school teachers, on the topics of creativity in primary education and teaching a diverse curriculum. Based on empirical research, she has a published chapter entitled Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf: Children’s Responses to the Portrayal of Wolves in Picturebooks (2015), and has co-authored an article about student teachers’ use of comics in the primary classroom.

 

Kerenza has presented research papers at conferences organised by UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association), IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) and IRSCL (International Research Society for Children’s Literature). She has a Masters in English Education from the University of Roehampton (2012), and a Masters in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature from the University of Cambridge (2021). Her most recent study is about stop-motion animation Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf (Templeton, S. 2006) analysed through a posthumanist lens. Kerenza maintains an interest in the evolving cultural role of animals, empirical work with children, visual literacy, and posthumanism and the natural world.

Education/Academic qualification

Primary Teacher Education Age 3-11, PGCE with QTS, Canterbury Christ Church University College

Critical Approaches to Children's Literature, MA, University of Cambridge

English and American Literature, BA (Hons), University of Kent

English Education, MA, University of Roehampton