anupama jain specializes in cross-sector diversity and inclusion education, with an emphasis on cultural competency, global awareness, and equity. She earned a PhD in literary and cultural studies and spent more than a decade in higher education conducting original research, teaching varied topics, and supporting diversity initiatives.
Her major publication is the book How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging (Temple University Press, 2011), which investigates how immigration patterns have changed America, including work, home, and families. The central narrative explored in the book is the American Dream.
In 2014, anu founded Inclusant, working with individual organizations, creating coalitions and networks, and designing original professional development programming. Expertise areas are organizational self-assessments, policy development, facilitating task forces, promoting teambuilding, and enabling community partnerships. Recent clients include the University of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Drusky Entertainment, Sojourner House, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.