Professor of Education, Peter Sammartino School of Education



  • Multicultural Education
  • Equity and Ethics in Education
  • Final Project
  • Race, Religion & The Law
  • Religion, Schools & Society


  • Historical, Philosophical & Legal Issues, Related to Disabilities Foundations of Special Education Practice
  • Applied Field Experience
  • World Religions in America: Religious & Cultural Pluralism


  • Teacher Education and Social Justice Education
  • Intersections of race and religion
  • Asian American Studies


  • BA, Religion, BS Biology, Emory University
  • MTS,  Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Post-Graduate Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • EdD, Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Academic Profile

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. She has lectured around the world and published ground-breaking scholarly and popular work in her field, while also serving as an advisor to policy-makers and as a leader in the South Asian American community. Her most recent book is White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020). She is also the co-editor of the new book Envisioning Religion, Race, and Asian Americans (University of Hawaii Press, 2020), and was an author and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice 3rd edition (Routledge, 2015), one of the most widely-used books by diversity practitioners and social justice scholars alike.

Professor Joshi was recognized with the FDU Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship in 2014. Her first book, New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Rutgers University Press, 2006), earned the National Association for Multicultural Educationâ?Ts 2007 Philip C. Chinn Book Award. In addition to the works mentioned above, she co-edited Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and Investigating Religious Oppression and Christian Privilege (Sense Publishers, 2008); co-authored chapters on religious oppression and immigration, racism and globalization for the second editions of both Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge, 2010) and Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge, 2007), and contributed a chapter on second-generation Hindu Americans to Sustaining Faith Traditions, an anthology on race, religion and second-generation Americans (New York University Press, 2012). Dr. Joshi is the Religion, Schools, and Society section editor for the Encyclopedia on Diversity in Education (Sage Publications) edited by James Banks.

Dr. Joshi is frequently called upon for presentations by policy-makers, thought leaders, and the business community. Most notably, she presented her research on Hindu American Communities at the White House and was also asked to speak with the 56-country Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria, on the racialization of religion as it relates to the development of policies to prevent and combat hate crimes.

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