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Shubhi Sachdeva

( She/Her/Hers )
Assistant Professor

Shubhi Sachdeva (pronounce) specializes in early childhood education and development. Her experience working with young children spans three countries, India, Taiwan, and the United States. Dr. Sachdeva is committed to exploring young children’s and their families' experiences with schools with attention to how issues of power, oppression, and resistance determine what BIPOC children and their families are offered in learning spaces. Dr. Sachdeva earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education, from The University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Human Development at University of Virginia before joining SF State.

Dr. Sachdeva is originally from Delhi, India but now lives in the Bay Area with her partner, their daughter, and their dog.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin

M.S., Child Development, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India

B.S. Child Development, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India


Partee, A., Sachdeva, S., Bivona. M., Clayback, K., Miller-Marshall, S., Parker, K., Valenzuela, P.A, Frank, C., Downer, J., &Williford, A. (2023). Implementation of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Pilot in Virginia: Critical Tensions and Implications for Scale-Up. Frontiers in Education2023(8).

Adair, J.K., & Sachdeva, S. (2021). Agency and power in young children’s lives: Five ways to advocate for social justice as an early childhood educator. YC Young Children76(2), 40-48. 

Payne, K. A., Adair, J. K., & Sachdeva, S. (2020). Creating classroom community to welcome children experiencing trauma. Occasional Paper Series, 2020 (43).

Sachdeva, S., & Adair, J. (2019). Supporting conversations about race and racism with young children while watching for manifestations of whiteness. Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education4(2), 47-60. 

Payne, K. A., Adair, J. K., Colegrove, K. S. S., Lee, S., Falkner, A., McManus, M., & Sachdeva, S. (2019). Reconceptualizing civic education for young children: Recognizing embodied civic action. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice.

McManus, M., Payne, K.A., Lee, S., Sachdeva, S., Falkner, A., Colegrove, K. & Adair, J. K. (2018). Expanding video-cued multivocal ethnography for activist research in the civic action and learning with young child study. Anthropology and Education Quarterly50(3), 348-355. 

Adair, J. K., Phillips, L., Ritchie, J., & Sachdeva, S. (2016). Civic action and play: examples from Maori, Aboriginal Australian and Latino communities. Early Child Development and Care, 1-14.