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Marina Basu

Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Learning, Literacies and Technologies
MaryLouFulton Teachers College


Marina Basu is a doctoral student at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC), Arizona State University. With a background in teaching and teacher education in non-traditional settings, including a Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI) school, Marina has rich experiences in creative and integrated curriculum and pedagogy. For her Fulrbight project, Marina explored ways to enhance mathematical thinking among English Language Learners. Her current research focuses on creativity in education, mathematics teacher education, arts-based approaches to inquiry, and non-Western educational and research paradigms. She is the lead editor of Current Issues in Education, an international open access journal published by MLFTC.


M. A. (Education, Philosophy), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington.


Book Chapters

Koro, M., Basu, M. and Long, C. (submitted) Rethinking evaluation of research from feminist perspectives. In K. Saija, E. Bell, and S. Meriläinen (Eds), Handbook of feminist methodologies in management and organization studies. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Basu, M. (in press) “Why Weren’t we Taught Like This?” Introducing Creative Strategies to Indian Teachers. In Curtis J. Bonk and Meina Zhu (Ed) Transformative Teaching Around the World: Stories of Cultural Sustainability, Technology Integration, and Other Innovative Pedagogies. Routledge.

Basu, M. (in press). Krishnamurti’s Insights for Global Childhood Education and Research. In N. Yelland, N. Fairchild, L. Peters, M. Tesar, & M. S. Perez (Eds.) SAGE Handbook of Global Childhoods.

Koro, M., Carlson, D. L., Basu, M., and Tsotniashvili, K. (in press). Ontologies of relation and difference in “research designs.” In U. Flick (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Design. London: SAGE

Koro, M., Basu, M., Sandoval, J., Vasquez, A. & Grant, B. (2020). Interludes. In T. Wells, D. Carlson & M. Koro (Eds.), Intra-Public Intellectualism: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy. Myers Education Press.

Banerjee, M. and Basu, M. (2014). Women and Education in India: A Case for Social Change. In Bagchi, S. (Ed.) Beyond the Private World: Indian Women in the Public Sphere (pp. 207-223). Delhi: Primus Books.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Basu, M. & Beghetto, R. (2021). Technology as Social-Material Mediator: From Primary to Secondary Creativity and Beyond. Creativity: Theories – Research – Applications, 8(1) 11-22.

Basu, M. (2021). ‘This Wave in the Mind’: Resonant Becomings in Reading-Writing Inquiry. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies.  

Vasquez, A. V., Wells, T., Basu, M. & Johnson, G. (Accepted). From Technique to Technicity: Non-Methodological Explorations of Chairs, Neurodiversity, and Schooling. Submitted to Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodologies.

Basu, M. (2015). “Playing with Numbers or Delving into History? Thinking Mathematically in Junior School” in Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools (19), pp. 78-85. Also available online at:

Basu, M. & Jayaram, N. (2013). “The Subject of Art” in Journal of the Krishnamurti Schools (17), pp. 34-38. Also available online at: