Indu Viswanathan

Indu Viswanathan is a New York-based scholar-activist, friend, meditator, musician and mother. With a BA in Economics from Cornell University, she spent three years working in Economics research at a top investment bank. She wasn’t the most… enthusiastic of economists, and was fortunate enough to find her true passion - education. Indu received an MA in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has over 15 years of global experience in program design, teaching, and teacher education, serving American public schools, Ecole Française Internationale de Bombay, and educational NGOs Teach for India, Akanksha, and Nouvelle Vie Haiti. She also served as the Director of Research for YES! For Schools, a nonprofit that brings a holistic meditation, pranayama and social emotional learning model to help schools manage stress. Indu is an Instructor at Teachers College, teaching preservice teachers in critical multicultural social studies methods. She is also an advanced doctoral student at Teachers College. Her scholarship centers the knowledges of transnational (first and second generation immigrant) teachers to help nuance and reframe teaching and teacher education. By amplifying vibrant, critical transnational knowledges, she hopes to broaden and enrich the ways in which we imagine understanding and uplifting the world.