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"

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


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

Publications
  • "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)

Positions
  • 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

Lectures/Presentations
  • "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.

Contact
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