Dr. Ann Thomas

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M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D., Diploma in Women’s Development Studies, Business English Certificate (Advanced Level), Cambridge University, London
Ph.D Thesis: "A Comparative Study of the Women Characters in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya and Toni Morrison"

Women’s Writing, Gender Studies, British History, American Literature, African American Literature, Ecoliterature, Postmodern Literature.

  • Women’s Writing, Gender Studies
  • Research Project: Oikopoetic Study of Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot , Young Faculty Research Grant, Madras Christian College.

  • "Woman in Familial Roles in Toni Morrison’s Novels", Rational Discourse, Vol. VII, No.1 and 2, 2001.(ISSN No. 0972-2955)
  • "Oikopoetic Study of T.S. Eliot’s Journey of the Magi", Rational Discourse, Vol X, No.1 and 2, January-December 2004.(ISSN No. 0972-2955)

  • Chairperson, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Concerns Committee, National Council of YMCA’s of India, 2004-2012
  • Chairperson, National Women’s Forum, National Council of YMCA’s of India, YMCA, 2004-2012
  • Vice Chairperson, Gender Equity Committee, Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCA’s, 2008-2011
  • Member, Managing Committee, Kendriya Vidyalaya, AFS, Tambaram, 2009-2012

  • "Role of Women in Creating a Safe World", Regional Women's Assembly, Thenali, Andhra Pradesh, 18 March 2011
  • "Ending Inequities, Equal Rights, Equal opportunities – Progress for all National Women’s Assembly", Key note address, Mizoram, May 6-8, 2010.
  • "Act Now", Inaugural Address in Southern India Women's Conference, Kanyakumari, February 2010.
  • "One Body, Many Parts: call to Strive for Gender Equality", Keynote Address in Central India Women's Conference, Bhopal, January 2010.
  • "Personality Development and Leadership Skills", Western India Women's conference, Mumbai, January 2010.
  • "Gender Concerns from an Indian perspective", ISH, London, UK, May 2009.
  • "Gender Parity for Equitable Growth", Key note address in 'Eastern India Women's Conference', patna, November 2009.
  • "National curriculum Framework of NCERT", for the Principals of Kendriya Vidyalayas of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala, Ocober 2009.

Conference/Workshop Participation
  • Conference on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters, New York, USA, March 2010.

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