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Khyati Y. Joshi

Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi is a public intellectual whose social science research and community connections inform policy-makers, educators, and everyday people about race, religion, and immigration in 21st century America. Her most recent book is White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020). She is the author and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2016), one of the most widely-used books by diversity practitioners and social justice scholars alike. Her other works include New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Rutgers U. Press, 2006); Envisioning Religion, Race, and Asian  Americans (University of Hawaii Press, 2020) and Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (U. of Illinois Press, 2013), both as co-editor; and numerous book chapters and articles. Most recently, she is Co-Pi for a $1,000,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of a 4-year project with the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI).

She has lectured around the world, including at the White House; to policy-makers at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); and for scholarly and popular audiences in Denmark, India, Lebanon, and across the United States. She is also the co-founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice, which offers multi-day professional development programs for educators, since 2007.  She consults on equity, inclusion and justice for schools, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses; she has provided professional development to educators across the U.S., and continuing education programs for lawyers and judges.

Often contacted by journalists, Dr. Joshi has appeared on MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, BNC (the Black News Channel), NDTV in India, CNA (Channel News Asia, Singapore), and has been interviewed on the radio at Voice of America, PRI’s The World, and NPR’s Morning Edition, and numerous other radio programs and podcasts across the United States. Her words and insights appear in publications in the U.S. and abroad such as the New York Times, NBC News Asian America, the Times of India, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Deseret News, the Boston Globe, the Houston Chronicle, India Abroad, among others.

Bio created Jan 2023