Joti Sekhon

Position: Professor of Sociology and Director of International Programs Department: Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 227 Hill Hall Phone: 336-750-2306


Dr. Joti Sekhon is director of international programs and professor of sociology at Winston-Salem State University. She provides leadership and coordination for programs and initiatives designed to promote internationalization of the institution including: international exchange partnerships; integration of international programs in academic areas; promoting faculty scholarship and research to internationalize the curriculum; oversight of study abroad programs and international student services; seeking resources to support program activities; coordinate internationalization extracurricular activities. Earlier, Sekhon served as Professor of Sociology, and Director, International Studies Program, at Greensboro College. A native of India, Joti received her BA degree at the University of Delhi; MA and MPhil. Degrees at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi; and PhD from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Her scholarly interests include comparative-historical sociology, cultural theory, ethnic relations, social inequalities, gender, and social movements. She has authored several books and articles including "Modern India," (McGraw-Hill), part of a series designed to enhance globalization of the undergraduate curriculum. Currently, Sekhon is researching the cultural and political significance of the sport of cricket in India and the West Indies within the context of colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Department of Sociology, 1988, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • MPhil, Sociology & Social Anthropology, 1983, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • MA, Sociology & Social Anthropology, 1979, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • BA, English Literature (Honors), 1977, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India