Dr. Ashmi Desai
Ashmi Desai (she/her), Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University Department of Communication Studies, and also directs the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program there. Dr. Desai completed her Ph.D. in Communication from University of Colorado Boulder and her MA in Development Communication from India.
Dr. Desai is certified to facilitate dialogue from Essential Partners and Intercultural Development Institute. As a South Asian, she foregrounds matters of power, identity, cultural (mis)understandings and marginalization in all her research, teaching, and community engagement work. Ashmi recently co-edited a book titled, “Global Perspectives on Dialogue in the Classroom: Cultivating Inclusive, Intersectional, and Authentic Conversations,” published by Palgrave MacMillan.
Dr. Desai’s forthcoming publications include articles on research with international students, media representations of violence, and dialogic pedagogy. By centering community cultural wealth, and dialogic approach in conversations, she aims to cultivate critical and transformative connections across divides. Learn more about Dr. Desai here.