Over the past 20 years, Dr. Anu and A.T. Consulting: dialogues for justice have had broad impact by teaching more than 5,000 students, offering public presentations at over 125 libraries, literary festivals and community organizations, collaborating with social change agents and innovative thinkers in 10 countries, designing and delivering workshops for more than 75 clients, and engaging with more than 10,000 participants.
Since 2000, Dr. Anu has taught at the University of Washington, focusing on global literatures, identity, migration, race, sexuality, colonialism, feminism, and inclusive pedagogy. The author of various resources on identity, social justice, curriculum, and compassion, her approach transforms elite academic scholarship into accessible and engaging dialogues.
Dr. Anu has been honored with accolades and awards including Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” designation, University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award, multiple U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grants (including a spot on the Fulbright Specialist Roster), and the University of California President's Dissertation Year Fellowship. Her writing has been supported by VONA/Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color and a Hedgebrook residency.
A popular speaker, Dr. Anu is serving her third term as a member of Humanities Washington’s state-wide Speakers Bureau. She travels the state to work with librarians, educators, retirement home residents and many others interested in better understanding our complex world.