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Punita Rice, EdD

Education Researcher, Writer,  Founder & Director of ISAASE

Dr. Punita Rice is a writer, speaker, and educator focusing on multicultural education and equity.
Her research examines South Asian American experiences in school.

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice is an education researcher, writer, speaker, and educator, focusing on issues related to multicultural education and equity. Her work focuses on South Asian American populations. Dr. Rice’s research focuses on perceptions, academic experiences, and socioemotional experiences of South Asian Americans, especially in K-12 settings, especially in context of teachers’ cultural proficiency and the prevalent model minority myth. Dr. Punita Rice is also the founder and director of the outreach organization ISAASE, an organization that aims to improve South Asian American student experiences. She is also currently writing a book on South Asian American stories and experiences in post-multicultural America, which has its roots in her research (forthcoming).



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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 is in The Baltimore Sun, The Aerogram, The Establishment 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 presents to and teachers groups of various sizes and ages. 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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ISAASE

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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Punita’s Blog

Punita Rice writes about motherhood, culture, life, education (teaching, academia, policy), her research, and ISAASE, on her personal blog, the blog @ punitarice.com. Punita’s blog also occasionally features interviews, long-form articles, and content from guest writers. Below, you’ll find some links to recent blog posts.

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Punita’s Blog

Punita Rice writes about motherhood, culture, life, education (teaching, academia, policy), her research, and ISAASE, on her personal blog, the blog @ punitarice.com. Punita’s blog also occasionally features interviews, long-form articles, and content from guest writers. Below, you’ll find some links to recent blog posts.

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Get in touch with Punita

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

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Culture  |  Equity  |  Education