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Dibakar Barua

writer , English language and literature educator

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.

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