Vijay Kanagala is an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs administration at the University of Vermont. A former student affairs practitioner with extensive experience in multicultural student affairs, Dr. Kanagala’s research focuses on three interconnected topics: the college access, success, and completion of low-income, first-generation college students; intersectionality of education, immigration, and social identities such as race, class, gender, and religion; and contemplative pedagogy, education, healing, and empowerment.
Employing contemplative pedagogy and practices in and out of the classroom, Dr. Kanagala engages with graduate students, student leaders, educators, and administrators.
He works to develop and further their social justice and equity consciousness which fosters a relationship between the heart and the mind to guide a student affairs philosophy rooted in an ethic of care and compassion. In doing so, he attempts to disrupt the status quo, and furthers the discourse in addressing inequities and issues of social justice while having difficult dialogues.
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September 22 - 24, 2017
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8 CE Hours available Ambiguous loss is loss that remains unclear and unverified—it has no closure. For example, a loved…