About Me

About Me

Hi! I’m Dr. Suraj Uttamchandani. I’m a learning scientist whose work centers on political forms of learning, participatory forms of research, and critical qualitative methodologies.

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at Adelphi University. Previously I was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Learning and Technology at Indiana University, where I worked on game-based learning environments to support problem-based inquiry in science. I completed my Ph.D. in the learning sciences, also at Indiana University, in 2020. There, I researched alongside LGBTQ+ youth educational activists. My work has appeared in Journal of the Learning Sciences, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and Discourse, Context, & Media. I also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Geneseo.

Outside of work, I love to cook, read fiction, write, and play games (board and video). Click the links above to find out more!

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