Monisha Bajaj

Teachers College, Columbia University

Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests include peace and human rights education, and educational policy and practice in diverse international and U.S. contexts such as Zambia, India, the Dominican Republic, and New York City. Monisha received her doctorate in International Educational Development from Teachers College and her Masters and Bachelors degrees from Stanford University in Latin American Studies and Sociology. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Peace Education (2008) and the author of a Spanish-language teacher training manual on human rights education (UNESCO, 2003), which she wrote while carrying out research as a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic. She has also developed curriculum--particularly related to the incorporation of peace education, human rights, and sustainable development--for non-profit educational service providers in New York City and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF.