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Dibakar Barua

Dibakar Barua, Bangladeshi English language and literature educator, writer. Recipient John W. Rice Diversity award, 2003; British Council scholar, London, 1976, State University of New York Intercampus Doctoral fellow, 1979.

Background

  • Barua, Dibakar was born on October 17, 1951 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Came to the United States, 1977. Son of Rajendra Binode and Mallika (Choudhury) Barua.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Dhaka (Bangladesh), 1972. Diploma in Language, Literature, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York (Stony Brook), 1982.

    Career

    • Assistant professor State University of New York (Stony Brook), 1982-1983. Lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, 1983-1989. English professor Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, since 1989, chair English department, since 1996.

    Works

    • Author short stories. Contributor articles to profl journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Coordinator Puente Project Golden West College, 1991—1992. Vice president academy senate Golden West College, 1994—1995, president academy senate, 1999—2001. Faculty advisory Buddhist Student Club, Golden West College, 1993—1997.

    Member executive committee of academy senate California College, since 2001.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Ann Wester, October 23, 1982 (divorced February 1997). Married Rupa Ward, December 18, 1998.
    • father: Rajendra Binode Barua
    • mother: Mallika (Choudhury) Barua
    • spouses: Carol Ann Wester
    • Rupa Ward
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    Born October 17, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1972
      University Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    • 1977
      Literature
    • 1982
      State University of New York (Stony Brook)
    • 1982 - 1983
      Assistant, professor State University of New York (Stony Brook)
    • 1983 - 1989
      lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1989
      English professor, Golden West College
      Huntington Beach, California, United States
    • 1996
      English professor, Golden West College