Anita Nahal

Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP is a poet, flash fictionist, children's author, D&I consultant, professor & higher education administrator.  Nahal has authored one academic book, two books of poems, one book of flash fictions and three books for children besides over 30 articles in journals & blogs. She also writes periodically on LinkedIn. Nahal's most recent data-oriented study on Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at HBCUs was published as a chapter in a book in 2015. Her creative works can be found in Aberration Labyrinth, Confluence, Better Than Starbucks, Aaduna, River Poets Journal, Colere and Lapis Lazuli. She received an Honorable Mention in the Concrete Wolf 2017 chapbook competition. Nahal is also a contributing editor with Aaduna. More information on her is available at 

Currently, Nahal is an Adjunct Professor at UDC, Washington DC, and previously has held various academic positions; Mellon Fellowship Program Administrator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, DC; Assistant Provost for International Programs, Howard University, DC; Visiting Associate Professor of History, State University of New York at Binghamton, NY; Adjunct Professor, Chicago School of Professional Psychology-DC, George Mason University, & Rider University; and Associate Professor of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India. Nahal has been a visiting scholar, Beatrice Bain Research Group on Gender, University of California at Berkeley, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, State University of New York at Binghamton, & an NEH Summer Seminar award winner. Nahal has a Ph.D. in American Studies, M.Phil in American Studies, Master’s and Bachelors in History. She did her post-doc on African American women’s history. She also has three certifications in D&I. And, she also is a Chair Yoga instructor.

Originally from India, Nahal now lives in the US with her son, Vikrant and daughter in law, Sumona. Nahal is the daughter of Sahitya Akademi award-winning Indian novelist and professor, Late Dr. Chaman Nahal. Her mother, Late Dr. Sudarshna Nahal was also an educationist and principal of a K-12 school. Nahal has traveled to 17 countries and speaks four languages.

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