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Vikramaditya (Vik) Joshi is a second-year doctoral student in the Philosophy and Education program. Before coming to Teachers College, Vik graduated from Bard College with a B.A in Philosophy and Literature. He then graduated from the University of East Anglia with an M.A in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction. He served as an academic advisor for the Bard Prison Initiative, a college-in-prison program. He held a fellowship at the Center for Justice at Columbia University and is currently part of the inaugural cohort of Fellows at the Gathering for Justice. He led the development of a curriculum on anti-Muslim bias, supported by EdVenture Partners, the McCain Institute, and the Department of Homeland Security, securing funding and the Invent2Prevent scholarship. He is working on a manuscript (biography) of a Professor at Bard who was a spy in the French Resistance. Vik’s research at TC is focused on the work of B.R Ambedkar, an architect of the Indian Constitution and, in 1913, a student at Columbia University under the tutelage of John Dewey. As a Community Assistant, Vik aims to foster an inclusive environment that is supportive and nurturing. Apart from running Marathons (Brooklyn was his first!) and playing squash, Vik enjoys learning languages, canoeing, and enjoying art — be it a museum exhibition, theatre, live Jazz, or stand-up comedy. Vik is absolutely thrilled to be a Community Assistant and be there to listen, dialogue, share, and learn with every student during their time at Teachers College.