Monisha
Bajaj, Ed.D.


Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., is a professor of international and multicultural education at the University of San Francisco, where she directs the M.A. program in human rights education. She has authored multiple books, including the award-winning Schooling for Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India (Bloomsbury, 2012), as well as numerous articles. Bajaj has also developed curriculum—particularly related to peace education, human rights, anti-bullying efforts and sustainability—for nonprofit organizations and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. She received the 2015 Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from Division B of the American Educational Research Association. Her Tedx Talk on educating for peace and human rights can be found here.

Articles by Monisha

Humanizing Asian Americans in the Classroom Through Children’s Literature

Too often, Asian American stories are absent from classroom libraries. In this article, one educator explains why this gap is so harmful—and recommends ways to fix it.

Countering Islamophobia Through Education

Schools and communities must work together to counter Islamophobia, bullying and hate in all its forms. This curricular resource can help.

Community Walks: A Day of Learning for Schools

Through community walks around students’ neighborhoods, educators and school staff can learn from those they teach, creating a stronger and more responsive school community.

Five Steps for Starting a Human Rights Club

A leading scholar on human rights education shares some try-tomorrow strategies for starting a human rights club at your high school. Pocket these ideas for Human Rights Day on December 10—and beyond.
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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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