Prof Monisha Bajaj
Visiting Professor

Monisha Bajaj is Professor of International and Multicultural Education (IME) at the University of San Francisco. She is the editor and author of several books and numerous articles on international development and education policy; peace and human rights education; migration and education; gender; race and xenophobia; and environmental justice and education. Dr. Bajaj serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human Rights Education and, along with Maria Hantzopoulos, she edits a book series on Peace and Human Rights Education for Bloomsbury. 

Dr. Bajaj has developed curriculum—particularly related to peace education, human rights, anti-bullying efforts, ethnic studies, and sustainability—for non-profit organizations like Global Kids, and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. 

Dr. Bajaj’s 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 Spencer Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. In 2015, she was awarded the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award (2015) from Division B of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Teachers College, Columbia University Early Career Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Bajaj completed her doctorate in International Educational Development in 2005 from Teachers College, Columbia University with a specialization in Peace Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Stanford University. 

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