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Throughout my career in Tamil Studies, I have been deeply involved in community outreach efforts to explore present-day Tamil identities, particularly with a focus on Tamil diasporic youth. Some of my public engagement activities are listed below:


  • In 2012, as a member of the NUS Tamil Language Society, I co-directed the World Tamil University Youth Conference (WTUYC 2012), a three-day international conference that included a festival and an academic conference centered on Tamil youth identities. The conference won the 'Student Achievement Group Award 2012'.

  • In 2013 and 2014, I curated a film workshop that centered around Tamil identities and contemporary Tamil visual culture, which was funded through a grant by the Tamil Language Council for the annual Tamil Language Festival (TLF 2013). The workshop was open to secondary school and junior college students and focused on the portrayal of Tamil films.

  • In 2016, I participated as a panel discussant in the program 'What should we teach?' curated by The Select Center, Singapore. A Tamil version of my talk was published in The Serangoon Times, Singapore.

  • In 2017, I was one of the panelists for the event "Literature in Four Languages" at the Singapore Literature Conference. My presentation was titled 'The Novel in Singaporean Tamil Literature'.

  • In 2017, I served as a moderator in the panel "Contemporary Women's Writing," which involved a discussion of the poetry and fiction of the celebrated feminist writer, Kutti Revathi, in the Singapore Literature Festival, where "அறம்/Aram" was the literary theme.

  • In 2019, I was invited as a discussant to a student-run event by Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Tamil Language Society at the Tamil Language Festival 2019. The event was titled 'Thiraikavi' and showcased Tamil short films shot by students. 

United States:

  • Panelist at the Tamil Diaspora Education conference

  • Podcast speaker at TT Talks

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