Vijay Kanagala, PhD
Professor and social justice advocate for students
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.
Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times
October 26 - 29, 2017
Thursday - Sunday, 3 nights
Please note: this is for guests who will be arriving on Thursday, October 26 (recommended). If you are arriving on Friday, October 27 , visit our 2-night stay page. Join us in the rich and revolutionary exploration of new visions for integrating contemplative practices and approaches to further compassion and justice in higher education and beyond. Seeking...
Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times - 2 Night Stay
October 27 - 29, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Please note: this is for guests who will be arriving on Friday, October 27. If you would like to arrive on Thursday, October 26 (recommended), visit our 3-night stay page. You will be charged a $95 surcharge to cover your meals and amenities for Friday morning and afternoon. Join us in the rich and revolutionary exploration of...