My program of study is influenced by my own bicultural identity and as such is informed by an overarching social justice lens.
I am the Founder of the Vividhatà Research Group. Vividhatà (વિવિધતા) is the Guajarati word for diversity. Gujarat is the city in Indian where my paternal grand parents were born and the common language spoken there is Guajarati. My family has a fascinating immigration history, which has fielded my interest in diversity and social justice research, and has inspired the name for our research lab. Our lab is made up of a group of dynamic researchers who all share a passion for issues of diversity. We are committed to conducting socially and culturally responsive research, which prioritizes community engagement.
My research presently includes two major foci. First, I am studying migration experiences across different groups (i.e., newcomer youth, women, LGBTQ peoples). Second, I am researching teaching and learning, investigating cultural and social justice responsiveness among graduate students and supervisors. I believe this scholarship has important implications for psychology training, practice, research, and policy.