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About the Instructor

Vik Bahl, Ph.D

Phone: (253) 833-9126 x 4223

English Division (SH-1)
Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

Vik Bahl received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on ethnic and post-colonial literatures, cultural studies, and social movements. He has taught in the English Division at Green River College since 1998. He is co-founder of Diversity & Equity in Hiring & Professional Development (DEHPD), a statewide organization that addresses the low numbers of under-represented staff and faculty in the community college system; founder of DEI in WA CTCs, a statewide collection of workteams that emerged in 2020 in the wake of COVID and the movement for Black Lives in response to the murder of George Floyd; and co-founder of the Green River Diversity & Equity Council (GDEC) and the Instructional Diversity Committee (IDC).  He serves on the boards of the Toyin Falola Center for the Study of Africa (TFCSA); the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy (CCRA); and formerly University Beyond Bars (UBB), a Seattle nonprofit that provides higher education to prisoners. He is also co-author of a collection of poetry entitled Scoundrels of Deferral: Poems to Redeem Reflection, which explores his experiences, barriers, and aspirations as a 1.5 generation Indian American.