Prof Monisha Bajaj
Visiting Professor

Monisha Bajaj is Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, and has previously taught courses on education, international development, and human rights at Columbia University Teachers College, New York University and Stanford University. She is also a Visiting Professor in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University.

She is the editor and author of seven books, including, most recently, Educating for Peace and Human Rights: An Introduction (Bloomsbury, 2021, with Maria Hantzopoulos), as well as numerous articles. Her book Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India received the 2012 Jackie Kirk Outstanding Book Award of the Comparative & International Education Society.

Monisha has also developed curriculum—particularly related to peace education, human rights, racial justice and sustainability—for non-profit organizations and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. Prof. Bajaj’s previous and current research has been supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright program, the Social Science Research Council, the National Academy of Education, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the Spencer Foundation. In 2015, she received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award (2015) from Division B of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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