Anju Kanwar holds a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on narrative and gender from Northern Illinois University. She earned a Bachelor's in English (Honors) from Jesus and Mary College of the University of Delhi and a Master's in English from the University of Delhi. Additionally, she has taken professional development seminars at Emory University and Harvard Medical School. She has worked as an editor, and taught English at the University of Delhi as well as in colleges and universities in the United States.
She is the author of The Sound of Silence (which was nominated for the Independent Scholar's Award of the Modern Language Association) and has written the Introduction to D.H. Lawrence's novel, The Lost Girl for Barnes and Noble's Library of Essential Reading. Her research, fiction and poetry (published and/or presented in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America) often focus on issues of gender, education, health and popular culture. She launched the Rise Global Initiative (www.riseglobalinitiative.org) where some of her writing is also available. She has made numerous national and international presentations on these issues, including at MIT and Harvard.