An Interview with American Bazaar

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

American Bazaar interviewed Dr. Punita Rice about research on South Asian American student experiences, and ISAASE. (Dr. Punita Rice interview with American Bazaar.)

About a month ago, Jayshal Sood of American Bazaar Magazine interviewed me about my research, and about the work of ISAASE. In the interview, we talked about my research findings, including the reality that South Asian American students are diverse, may have less-than-ideal experiences in school, and don’t always get support they need from teachers. We also chatted about low teacher cultural proficiency, bias, discrimination, and various challenges South Asian American kids may face in schools. Plus: common issues South Asian American kids encounter, ISAASE’s ongoing projects and initiatives, the prevalence of stereotypes, the role of government policy in student experiences (and perceptions of South Asian American kids), how ISAASE is trying to address these issues, and what families can do to support their kids. The interview just went up this week – if you’re interested, here’s a link to read the full interview.

P.S. – Here’s some information about the ISAASE Be Inspired Project, and you can learn more about ISAASE here.

About the Author

Dr. Punita Rice

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Dr. Punita Rice is a wife and mama, an education researcher, a writer, the founder and director of ISAASE, and an advisor with Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Doctor of Education program. Her work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here. Punita also writes about life, culture, education, and motherhood here on her blog. She works from home in Maryland, and drinks a great deal of coffee.