Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice
4 day program (14-17 June 2016).
New York State Association of Independent Schools

NYSAIS, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY.

14 June 2016


Racial Identity Development and the Legal Context
Invited Presenter
New Jersey State Bar Association

Atlantic City, NJ.

19 May 2016


New Research Directions on Asian American Religions
Panel Chair
Association of Asian American Studies Annual Meeting

AAAS, Miami, FL.

29 April 2016


Talking to your Children about Race
Invited Presenter
Community Coalition on Race

South Orange/Maplewood, NJ.

19 April 2016


Privilege & Pluralism: Understanding Asian American Religions
Part of a working group organized by the Centre for Contemporary Religion

Aarhus University, Denmark.

07 December 2015


2015 Academic Convocation Address
Invited to address the FDU faculty and students as the academic year begins

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ.

16 September 2015


A Public Lecture on the Beyond Bollywood Travelling Exhibit (Smithsonian)
Invited Speaker

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.

06 June 2015


Race in America: Past, Present & Future
Invited Speaker
New Jersey State Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Convention

Atlantic City, NJ.

14 May 2015


Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and STEM Programs
Invited Speaker
Computer Science Talent Advancement Program

AACU and Fairleigh Dickinson University

24 February 2015


Understanding the place of Indian Americans in US Immigration History
Invited Panel Member
Indian Business Association of New Jersey

IBA, New Jersey, Edison, NJ

18 December 2014


Race in America: Myth versus Reality
Invited Speaker

New Jersey Judicial College

24 November 2014


Racial Identities in America: Myth versus Reality
Invited Speaker

New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, Trenton, NJ.

15 October 2014


Goldstein Lecture on Prejudice and Prejudice Reduction
Invited Speaker
Department of Psychology, Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ.

08 October 2014


RACE - The Power of an Illusion: A film and community discussion
Invited to present by The Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns for Vicinage XIII Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties

Historic Somerset County Courthouse, NJ.

15 May 2014


Amerasia Special Issue: Asian American Religions in Globalized World
Roundtable Discussion
Association of Asian American Studies

AAAS, San Francisco, CA.

18 April 2014


Diving into the Pew Data: Diversity of Traditions within Indian America
Paper Presentation
Association of Asian American Studies

AAAS, San Francisco, CA.

18 April 2014


BAPS Annual Women’s Conference
Invited, Closing Speaker

BAPS Swaminaran Temple Woodbridge, NJ.

22 March 2014


The “White Hindu” phenomenon: A Symposium of Sanatana Dharma, Race and Identity
Invited Speaker, Princeton University, Religious Life

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

05 October 2013


The Future of Race
Invited Panel Member
International Festival of Arts and Ideas

IFAI, New Haven, CT.

16 June 2013


Where we came from and Where we are going
Keynote Presentation
Bergen County Educational Association’s Annual Meeting

BCEA, Teaneck, NJ.

06 March 2013


Advocating for your children in US public Schools
Community Presentation

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, NJ.

March 2013


Session Title: “Reimagining Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among Jews and Hindus in North America”
Selected Presentation

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

19 November 2012


Meeting convened by Hindu American Seva Charities and the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The White House, Washington, DC.

20 April 2012


“The Role of Hinduism in the Indian Diaspora in the United States”
Conference: India Diaspora: Inter Linkage & Synergy

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

12 January 2012


Improbable Southerners: Asian Americans in the South
Chair and Plenary Panel Presenter: Standing up and Speaking out: Hindu Americans and Christian Normativity in Metro Atlanta

AAAS, New Orleans, LA.

01 April 2011


“The Indian Diaspora in the United States: Trends and Challenges”,
Guest Lectures

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

04 January 2011


“The Second Generation: Connections & Disconnections in the Indian American Diaspora”
Invited Plenary Speaker
The International Conference on Celebrating 50 years of Swarnim Gujarat and the role of Gujarati Diaspora

North Gujarat University, Patan, Gujarat, India.

02 January 2011


Improbable Southerners: Asian Americans in the South
Plenary Panel
Association of Asian American Studies

AAAS, Austin, TX.

18 April 2010


“Religion and Diaspora” Invited paper for Special Topics Forum,
Annual Meeting

American Academy of Religion, Montreal, Canada.

07 November 2009


“Spaces and Places: Globalization and You”
Keynote Speaker
University Honors Program Annual Reception

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ.

21 October 2009


Religion Newswriters Association,
Invited Panel Member

"Hinduism in America", Minneapolis, MN.

12 September 2009


Diversity Round Table
Keynote Speaker
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Warren County and Blue Wave NJ, Warren County Community College.

25 April 2009


Racialization of Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism in the United States, invited for the Plenary on Emerging Trends and Developments related to New Forms and Manifestations of Racism and Xenophobia at the Programme for the Roundtable Meeting ‘Racism in the OSCE Region: Old Issues, New Challenges to commemorate events for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination sponsored by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

(OSCE), Vienna, Austria.

19 March 2009


Multiculturalism in the U.S.
Invited Presentation
American Association of University Women

Summit College Club, Madison, NJ.

November 2008


The Intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the U.S.
Invited Presentation

St. Joseph College, Hartford, CT.

November 2008


“Is the United States a Religiously Pluralistic Nation?”
Invited Presentation
Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding & Hartford Seminary

Hartford, CT.

May 2008


South Asian American students: What teachers and administrators need to know,
Invited Presentation

Monmouth County Human Relations Commission, Freehold, NJ.

April 2008


Race, Religion and Culture in the U.S.

Morristown Beard School, Morristown, NJ.

February 2008


Religion in Schools
Selected Workshop
Connecticut Chapter of National Association of Multicultural Education.

NAME, Connecticut, NJ.

October 2007


Racism and Indian American Students
Selected Paper
American Educational Research Association

AERA, Chicago, IL.

April 2007