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Mandeep Singh Brar

MS Student


Mandeep (MANDY) is an international student from Punjab (India) with a strong background in Sociology & Education. His research interests revolve around abuse (at homes or in schools), the relationship between the abuser & the abused, childhood memories & related trauma, and the like.

He works as a Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant at the "Intercultural and Classroom Culture Lab" under the supervision of Dr. Samara Madrid Akpovo and is the lead GRA for COLAB (Visit Collaborative Online Learning Across Borders here).


August 2021 - Present

  • MS in Child & Family Studies 
  • Focus - Domestic Abuse from a Multicultural Perspective
  • Department of Child & Family Studies
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) 

August 2019 - July 2021

  • Master of Arts in Sociology 
  • Focus - Family, Gender, & Population Studies
  • Department of Sociology
  • Panjab University Chandigarh, India 

July 2015 - May 2019

  • Bachelor of Arts-cum-Education (BA-BEd)
  • Major - English, Sociology, Political Science, & Elementary Education
  • Institute of Educational Technology & Vocational Education (IETVE)
  • Panjab University Chandigarh, India

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Service

June-July 2019

  • Amnesty International India (
  • Exposed abuse silencing women through #IndiaTrollPatrol on Twitter.

January-May 2019

  • Pedagogy Practice and Internship Programme at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-19C, Chandigarh
  • Identified & aided ‘Children with Special Needs' and ‘Broken Families'.


  • Pre-internship Teaching Programme at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-15C, Chandigarh


  • Pre-internship Teaching Programme at Government Model High School,
    Sector-25, Chandigarh

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