Dr Irene Silveira awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Dr Irene Silveira has been awarded the esteemed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Dr Silveira is an Assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at Shenoi Goembab School of Languages and Literature, Goa University.

The knighthood is a national prestige, which was founded by the Emperor Napoleon in 1808. It is bestowed by the French Republic and acknowledges eminent academics and Educative professionals across the world and honours them for their exceptional contributions to education, universities, and science.

Dr Silveira was honoured with this knighthood due to her impressive and noteworthy contributions to the French culture and language through her diverse scholarly and cultural pursuits.

She has been awarded numerous scholarships including the International Teacher Training Scholarship awarded by the French Embassy in India and CIEP, Sèvres, Paris. She has also conducted training events for teachers, skill enhancement initiatives and several cultural programs as the former Deputy Director of Alliance Française, Panaji. Presently she is appointed as the Director of MA French while she furthers her research as a PhD research guide for French doctoral students at Goa University.

Dr Silveira developed her research around the Goan exodus to France and examines the resulting social and linguistic integration of the two distinct cultures and nations. She was also chosen for Academic Staff Mobility under the MOBILE 2 BE Project and has published research papers at several renowned national and international conferences.




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