Khadija Khaja, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Campus: Indianapolis

Education/Social Work Building, ES 4155
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
Office: 317-278-8609
kkhaja@iupui.edu

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Dr. Khadija Khaja, grew up in Africa, but has worked in Canada and the United States. She received her B.A., B.S.W., and M.S.W. degrees from Canada, and her PhD. in the United States. Her interests include international social work practice and curriculum development, Islamic social service delivery, impact of terrorism on Muslim communities, refugees, peace building, ethnographic qualitative research, female circumcision, ritual practices, cultural competency, child welfare, children of war, human rights, women's health, online student centered teaching, and multicultural teaching pedagogy. She was appointed to serve on the Council of External Relations-Global Commission of Social Work for the North American Council of Social Work Educators. From 2013-2015 Dr. Khaja additionally served as Faculty Fellow for the Indiana University Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor to address civil discourse in teaching and learning climates. She has been invited to present her work in numerous countries around the world. She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards some of which include: Outstanding Woman Faculty Leader Award, Translating Research into Practice Scholar; Dr. Joseph Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award; Trustee Teaching Award; and Chancellors Excellence in Multicultural Teaching Award. She has a vast array of publications, and book chapters. Dr. Khaja also co-authored an international social work book in 2016 book on Spirituality, Culture, and Development. Implications for Social Work.