Penn State

Consortium forSocial Movements and Education
Research and Practice

Shivaani Selvaraj

Shivaani Selvaraj

Director of Urban Engagement
Shivaani Selvaraj

Professional Bio

As Director of Urban Engagement at the Penn State Center in Philadelphia, Shivaani creates pathways for engaged scholarship in order to develop new leaders and changemakers among faculty, students, and community members. With more than twenty-five years of experience in community organizing and adult education, she uses critical, public, and multimodal pedagogies to anchor transformative learning opportunities and facilitate knowledge exchange and mobilization.