Research Interests: Philosophy of Culture, Cultural Theory, Conceptual History, Higher Education
Ashwin has over a decade of experience in teaching and research in Cultural Studies. He has worked in Higher Education grant design and policy review, alongside being a literary and academic translator. His research interest are primarily in Philosophy of Culture, Cultural Theory and Conceptual History. His work addresses questions related to the philosophical landscape of the issues involved in the study of human cultures. He has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Manipal University (2011).
Ashwin has worked at the Higher Education Cell at Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, where he was heading the Regional Language Resources Initiative, involved in enhancing the use of Indian language resources in higher education as also the digital footprint of Indic languages. He was associated with Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, as a consultant for their higher education portfolio.
“Pedagogy and the Language of Disciplines: A Classroom Experiment Using Wikipedia”, Economic and Political Weekly: Engage Vol. 54, Issue No. 9, 02 Mar, 2019 https://www.epw.in/engage/article/pedagogy-and-language-disciplines-classroom-experiment-wikipedia
“Realism and the Disenfranchised Community: The Predicament of Art Cinema in India”, Phalanx: A Quarterly Review of Continuing Debate, 2017 http://phalanx.in/pages/article_i0012_Realism_and_the_Disenfranchised_Community.html
“What Liberals must do before questioning tradition” in Daily O, 1.1.2016 http://www.dailyo.in/politics/indian-liberals-democracy-right-wing-left-wing-constitution/story/1/13777.html
Nationalism and the Community Question in India, Unbound: Journal of Discourse and Practice (1) July 2016 http://www.unboundjournal.in/?p=65