Finding a Critical Voice

  • Aswathy Raveendran
Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 17)


In this chapter I attempt to narrate my experiences of my journey into the exciting and nebulous new terrain of critical science education in India, starting out as an “insider” conducting research within the field of biological sciences. I will focus on specific personal and educational experiences that have motivated me to make the shift, on the challenges that I encountered as a “science educator critical of science,” and on my engagement with the difficult questions that seek the “implications” of my PhD work in a climate that is politically reactionary.


Values Feminist science studies Socioscientific issues Social justice 



I am grateful to Jesse Bazzul for making this chapter possible and for his critical engagement with my writing. I also thank Ralph Levinson for his constructive feedback.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aswathy Raveendran
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  1. 1.BITS Pilani, Hyderabad CampusTIFRMumbaiIndia

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