Faculty profile

Namrata Sharma

Adjunct Professor



Office hours

by appointment

Namrata Sharma head shot

Dr. Sharma’s research areas include International and Comparative education, with a special focus on India, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. She is an adjunct instructor and an international education consultant. Dr. Sharma’s publications appear in several academic journals and books. She is an expert with the United Nations Harmony with Nature Knowledge Network.


• International and Comparative Education
• Global Citizenship Education

Her research includes study of the UNESCO-led discourse and practice of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development; the effects of political climates on the values held by the youth; perceptions of youth as global citizens; and the role played by institutions in shaping student values and their sense of belonging. Research outcomes have included the development and teaching of online courses (such as instruction of EDU 114 – Comparative and International Education: Non-Western Perspectives at SUNY Oswego).


Selected publications

Sharma, N. (2021, February 23). From Buddha to Tagore and Gandhi: Value-creating curricula in India. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1138 

Sharma, N. (2020). Value-creating global citizenship education for sustainable development: Strategies and approaches. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. (Reviews include: Chhikara 2021; Gamez 2021)

Sharma, N. (2018). Value-creating global citizenship education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as examples. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.  (Reviews include: Chhikara 2019, Obelleiro 2019)

Selected interviews

Sharma, N. (2021, December 12). A focus on international education and global citizenship. Springer Nature.

Vilela, M. (Host). (2021, October 19).  Namrata Sharma: Finding the linkages between global citizenship education, education for sustainable development and value creating education. In Earth Charter Podcast: Turning conscience into action [Audio podcast]. Earth Charter International.


Selected presentations

Invited speaker, Academic Reading Group Session, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, 13 May 2021

Annual special lecture, SERC-GC, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada, 18 November 2020

Invited seminar, DERC at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, London, United Kingdom, 23 May 2019 

Awards and honors

Certificate of Appreciation, CITrA, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 November, 2019

Best Paper Award at the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning (ANGEL) Conference, London, UK, 9-10 May, 2019 


  • Ph.D., Education, IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, London, United Kingdom, 2006
  • M.A. (Master of Education), Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
  • B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce Hons.), SRCC, University of Delhi, India, 1994

For more information visit: Dr. Sharma's website