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Ms Mehrunissa Shah
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  • Lecturer in English Education
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

I have worked at the Institute of Education since 2019. I am a subject tutor on the English PGCE. I am course leader for Developing Understanding of English, Media and Drama studies on the MA English Education programme. I also teach on the core module, Contemporary Issues in English Education and the Shakespeare in Education module. I am currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Dr John Yandell and Dr Theo Bryer.

I have been Chair for the London Association for Teachers of English since 2017.

Before moving to the Institute of Education, I worked as a head of English and Media faculty at Preston Manor School, Brent, where I was also a teacher of English for 7 years. Prior to this I worked in Buckinghamshire at secondary modern school as a teacher of English.

Research Summary

My doctoral research is focused on emerging teacherly identities for early-career teachers. I have previously written in Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education on issues of culture, identity and reading in London classrooms.

Mehrunissa Shah (2013) Reading Canonical Texts in Multicultural Classrooms, Changing English, 20:2, 194-204, DOI: 10.1080/1358684X.2013.788298

Mehrunissa Shah (2014) Solitary Reapers: Reading Cultural Interjections in a London School, Changing English, 21:3, 215-222, DOI: 10.1080/1358684X.2014.929282

Mehrunissa Shah (2020) ‘It Was a Pleasure to Read with Them’: Reflecting on Jane Eyre as a Class Reader, Changing English, 27:4, 393-407, DOI: 10.1080/1358684X.2020.1807312

Teaching Summary

I teach on the following programmes:

PGCE English and English & Drama

MA English Education 
  • Developing Understanding of English, Media and Drama Studies (Module Leader)
  • Contemporary Issues in English Education
  • Shakespeare in Education

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