Geetanjali Tiwari, PhD, is Coordinator of the South Asian Studies Program, CGIS. Tiwari developed the KU Hindi foreign language program in 2009. With graduate degrees in cultural anthropology and wildlife biology, she travels frequently to her native country to enhance and develop new collaborations, study abroad programs, and other diverse projects related to culture, environment, and the arts. She has created three successful study abroad programs to India. In 2010 she led 11 students for a 6-week environmental studies program to south India. She created the Hindi Language Immersion Program for 6-weeks to central India for this summer. She has created a 3-week Cultural Heritage of India study abroad program in collaboration with Prof. Patrick Suzeau. Tiwari teaches culture courses on South Asia, organizes talks by invited speakers and artists, and coordinates South Asian cultural events across the KU campus and in the greater Kansas area. She founded a branch of Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC-MACAY) at KU that hosts Indian dance and music performances. She serves as faculty advisor for SPIC-MACAY as well as for the KU Cultural India Club. Born and raised in India, she has worked on various research projects in India and has published in various journals, including a chapter in Intimacies (University of Columbia Press).