Author Khyati Joshi to Discuss “Race, Religion and New Americans”
November 15, 2006 - Madison, N.J. - The community is invited to a conversation with Khyati Joshi on “Race, Religion and New Americans,” on Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m., in the Library Orangerie on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J.
Khyati Joshi is the author of a newly published book, “New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America,” which draws on case studies and in-depth interviews with 41 second-generation Indian Americans.
This discussion will explore themes that have been raised in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Namesake,” the required reading project for all FDU freshmen this year. “The Namesake” speaks to the University mission of global education and addresses themes about identity and sense of place.
Khyati Y. Joshi is an Assistant Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to joining the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson, Dr. Joshi was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University where for two years she taught Asian American Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. She has also taught in the American Studies Program at Princeton University.
Dr. Joshi works with teachers and school administrators on multicultural curriculum development and the needs of immigrant and second-generation students. Most recently, she has created a partnership between FDU and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ-NJ) to offer an Educators’ Institute on Diversity Issues.
Professor Joshi earned her doctorate in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Master of Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Emory University. She also pursued post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Joshi serves on the New Jersey Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission and the Governor’s Commission on Asian Americans and is a member of the executive committee of New Jersey’s Democratic Future.
This free presentation is co-sponsored by The College Writing Program, The Office of Global Learning and the Dean’s Office on FDU’s College at Florham Campus.