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Ph.D., Philosophy and Education, Columbia University (2006)
M.A., Philosophy, Fordham University (1999)
B.A., Philosophy/ Hispanic Languages and Literature, SUNY, Stony Brook (1992)

Recent Courses

Introduction To Philosophy Of Education
School And Society

Research Interests

Conceptions and effectiveness of different forms of dialogue, re-visioning multicultural education, philosophy of education, the role of emotions in the classroom, education for justice and equity

Book Chapters

Sinha, S (2012). The Primacy of Relation. In Robert Lake (Eds.). Dear Nel: Letters to Nel Noddings from Circles of Care. (pp. 23-25). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Rasheed, S and Sinha, S (2002). Demographics of Gender and Race. In Ana M. Aleman and Kristen A. Renn (Eds.). Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. (pp. 77-85). Santa Barbara, Ca: ABC-Clio.

Refereed Articles

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Sinha, S. (2015), The Discourse of Humanness at the Intersection of Color-Blindness and Race Awareness. Philosophical Studies in Education, 46, 121-133.

Sinha, S. (2013), Derrida, Friendship and Responsible Teaching in Contrast to Effective Teaching. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 45 (3), 259-271.

Sinha, S. & Thornburg, D. (2012), The Caring Teacher-Student Relationship in Public Education. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 25 (3), 23-30.

Sinha, S. & Bryzzheva, L. (2012), Embodied Re-imagining of Pedagogical Places/Spaces. Educational Studies, 48 (4), 347-365.

Sinha, S (2012), Revisiting the Ideal of Unity within American Public Education Informed by Multicultural Education. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 11 (2), 129-140.

Sinha, S (2012), Dialogue and its Discontents: The Cognitive and Hermeneutic Forms of Dialogue. Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook 2011.

Sinha, S. (2010), Dialogue as a Site of Transformative Possibility. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 29 (5), 459-475.

Sinha, S. (2010), The Pedagogical Value of Discomforting Emotions within the Multicultural Classroom. The International Journal of Learning, 17 (8), 105-114.

Sinha, S (1998), Alterity in Habermas's Thought. African Philosophy, 11, no.2, 99-112.

Conference Presentations/Papers

Sinha, S. (2010). Dialogue as a Site of Transformative Possibility. In American Educational Studies Association Conference (AESA). Denver, CO.

Sinha, S, & Bryzzheva, L. (2010). Embodied Re-Imagining of Pedagogical Spaces/Places Phase Two. In New York State Foundations of Education Association (NYSFEA). Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.

Sinha, S. & Bryzzheva, L. (2009). Embodied Re-Imagining of Pedagogical Spaces/Places Phase Two. In AESA. Pittsburgh, PA.

Sinha, S. (2009). Dialogue and its Discontents: Re-framing Understanding Across Difference. In 16th International Conference on Learning. Barcelona, Spain.

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Book Review:
Sinha, S. (2008) Book Review of "An Existentialist Curriculum of Action." Educational Studies, 43-3

Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

Unity and Multicultural Education, Colloquium Series at Teachers College, Columbia University, May 2005

Conference on Human rights Education:Personal, Social, Global, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2004

Vice President/Program Chair for MASPES (Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society)(Feb. 2011-Feb.2013)