- Curriculum and Instruction; Counseling and Educational Psychology
- Academic Programs:
- Counseling Psychology; Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; Inquiry Methodology
- Research Areas:
- Arts based research, transnationalism, diaspora, youth studies, visual methodologies, qualitative research
- ED 4048
Vivek Vellanki is an Assistant Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction. His scholarly and artistic works explore how photography is adopted as method, theory, and practice within the field of education. His most recent collaborative work, The Passport Photo Project, examines the contradictions between state-imposed restrictions on migrant identity and the plurality of their lives. He has worked with teachers and youth in India and the U.S. in exploring the role of the arts and the possibilities for envisioning the classroom as a site for exploration, play, and imagining socially just futures. Vivek was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society here at IU and earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University.