100 Bay State Road, Room 308


2016 PhD Boston College (Critical Pedagogy, Language, Literacy)
2001 M.A. Columbia University (Language, Literacy, Youth Studies)
1999 B.S. University of Georgia (Early Childhood Education)


Dr. Rani teaches courses in the Writing Program entitled “Asians Are People of Color, Identity Politics and Race Relations” as well as “BIPOC Write Reparations and Restore in Community.” (WR120/WR151/WR152). Dr. Rani has also taught the CAS SO 210/SO 211 focused on race, class, gender, and inequity in schooling and has been actively involved in the XCC (Cross College Challenge) and BU Hub initiatives.

Dr. Rani serves as the Chair of the Writing Program’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and she is also a member of the CAS DEI Action Team. BU wide she is actively involved in fostering community for faculty and staff who live with disabilities through SAFEBUDS @ BU D & I. She also serves as a mentor for BIPOC students by creating “affinity through intersectionality” spaces with a specific focus towards the Asian diaspora on campus.