Bio-Profile of Yvette Claire Rosser

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PhD  Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin (2003) – “Curricula as Destiny: Forging National Identities in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh”, compared Social Studies textbooks in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Publications resulting from dissertation:

Indoctrinating Minds: Politics of Education in Bangladesh, RUPA, New Delhi, 2004; Islamization of Pakistani Social Studies Textbooks, RUPA, New Delhi, 2003. (See this review:


MA  Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1997) – “Global Education: India in the U.S. Secondary Social Studies”. Publications resulting from thesis: 

“Internationalizing Teacher Education: Preparedness to Teach About India”, Teaching South Asia, ed. Karl J. Schmidt, Project South Asia, Missouri Southern State College, Fall 2001; See:

 “The Clandestine Curriculum: The Temple of Doom in the Classroom”, Education About Asia, Volume 6, Number 3, Winter 2001 (Association of Asian Studies) -discusses common stereotypes found in teaching about India and suggests corrective pedagogical strategies:, also: “Exchange between educators, on how to teach India in USA schools”:


BA (honors) – Oriental and African Languages and Literature, UT Austin (1981).


Teaching Certifications – Social Studies and English.

Partial list of publications:

“Aryans and Ancestral Angst: The Obligation of Identity Construction” – Chapter 6, Origin of Indian Civilization, Bal Ram Singh, Editor, DK Printworld, 2010.”

“The Islamization of Pakistani Social Studies Textbooks” – Chapter 6, What Shall We Tell the Children? International Perspectives on School History Textbooks, Stuart J. Foster and Keith A. Crawford, Editors, Information Age Publishing, London: 2005.

“Cognitive Dissonance in Pakistan Studies Textbooks: Educational Practices of an Islamic State,” Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, Vol. 1, Issue 2, June 2005, pp. 4-15,

“Pakistani Textbooks -Teaching Cognitive Dissonance”, Friday Times, Lahore, Pakistan, 3/2005.

“Contesting Historiographies in South Asia”, Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World, Santosh Saha, ed., Lexington Books, 2004

“Pakistani Perspectives of India”, MANUSHI, New Delhi, July 2001.

“Are the Taliban Coming?” Friday Times, March 13, 2001, Lahore, Pakistan.

“Hegemony and Historiography: The Politics of Pedagogy”, Asia Review, Dhaka, Fall 1999.

“Pervasive Pedagogical Paradigms”, SAGAR (South Asian Graduate Research Journal), Vol.3, No.1 Spring 1996,

“Stereotypes in Schooling: Negative Pressures in the American Educational System on Hindu Identity Formation”, Hindu Diaspora: Global Perspectives, Rukmani, ed. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1999.

“Globalization Through the Kalpas”, The Hindu, Oct. 1, 2000:

“Sindh Memories,” translated into Sindhi, Daily Sindh, Hyderabad, Pakistan, Oct. 1997.

“Franklin Wayland Parker” biographical entry in Historical Dictionary of American Education, Richard J. Altenbaugh, ed., Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999

“General Zia, May He Rest in Pieces,” SANGAT, Oct. 1997, journal of Pakistani culture.

“They’ll Give You a Typewriter Instead of a Gun — The Impact of W.W. II on a Rural Texas Community”, Journal of the Midwest History of Education Society, 1998.