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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

Community,Schools And Society
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)