Who is Dr. Punita Rice?

Education Researcher | Writer | Founder & Director of ISAASE

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice is an education researcher, and writer, whose work focuses on South Asian American populations. Specifically, her work focuses on students’ perceptions, academic experiences, and socioemotional experiences in K-12 settings, especially in context of teachers’ cultural proficiency and the model minority myth. She is also the founder and director of the outreach organization ISAASE. She is currently writing a book on South Asian American stories and experiences in post-multicultural America, which has its roots in her research. Dr. Rice has worked as an educator (from middle school to the doctoral level), and a research scholar, and has years of experience working in other fields, including sales and web development.


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Punita’s Projects

Learn more about some of Dr. Punita Rice’s projects below.

Outreach & Advocacy

Punita’s research expertise is in the experiences of South Asian American students. Her outreach and advocacy work through ISAASE in particular is aimed at improving student experiences.


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Research & Writing

Punita’s writing has been published in The Baltimore Sun, The Aerogram, Bullshit.ist, and more. She is writing a book based on her research through Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education.


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Speaking & Presenting

Punita has been presenting and teaching for groups of various sizes and ages for many years. She is available for presenting research, discussing cultural proficiency, and for speaking engagements.


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Blog Posts

In addition to posts about her research area, Punita also writes about life, culture, motherhood, academia, teaching, and other various topics, on her blog (and features interviews and guests).


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Outreach

Dr. Rice’s primary work is tied to her area of research, centered around South Asian American students. Her current projects center around improving the overall experiences of South Asian American students in K-12 settings. A great deal of this work is done through ISAASE, including such initiatives as the Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI), and the Diversity & Representation Initiative (DRI), which include a variety of projects aimed at providing resources for students, families, teachers, and the community at large. You can learn more by clicking the link below, or visit ISAASE.org.

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Outreach

Dr. Rice’s primary work is tied to her area of research, centered around South Asian American students. Her current projects center around improving the overall experiences of South Asian American students in K-12 settings. A great deal of this work is done through ISAASE, including such initiatives as the Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI), and the Diversity & Representation Initiative (DRI), which include a variety of projects aimed at providing resources for students, families, teachers, and the community at large. You can learn more by clicking the link below, or visit ISAASE.org.

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Brown Voices

Dr. Rice is in the process of writing a book based on findings from her research through Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. More information about this project, including a projected timeline for release, will be available soon. You can sign up for updates from if you’re interested in being kept up to date on developments.

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Brown Voices

Dr. Rice is in the process of developing a book based on findings from her research through Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. More information about this project, including a projected timeline for release, will be available soon. You can sign up for updates from if you’re interested in being kept up to date on developments.

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The Blog

Punita Rice writes about academia, motherhood, teaching, life, and her research and work through ISAASE on the PunitaRice.com blog. Punita’s blog also occasionally features interviews and long-form articles on the aforementioned topics, and features content written by guest authors and bloggers. Below, you can find some links to recent blog posts by Punita — click them to be taken directly to the posts, or click the button below (that says “read the blog”) to read the full blog. Or, you can click the “blog” link at the top of this page!

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Punlearning

Punita is the writer of the growing lifestyle blog, Punlearning, a site about career, motherhood, style, education, and more. Content is primarily aimed at smart, educated women, who value learning and personal growth, as well as personal style and relationships. The blog features interviews and long-form articles on the aforementioned topics, and features content written by guest authors and bloggers. The site is updated with a new post every Thursday. You can learn more below.

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Get in touch with Punita

If you have a question, comment, or thought, get in touch.

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