Rajiv Khanna

Vice President, Center for Transforming Philanthropy
A native of Bombay, Rajiv is excited to lead a new initiative at Thousand Currents called the Center for Transforming Philanthropy, which will undertake research, knowledge production, and donor education and advocacy to shift the philanthropic sector towards solidarity and social justice practices. Rajiv is a recovering academic, who was professionally trained as a historian of international relations with expertise in Modern Europe, South Asia, and the Cold War. In addition to designing and teaching college courses, he has led the Indian Diaspora Oral History Project, a community-centered project focused on South Asian immigrants in Silicon Valley at San Jose State University. Rajiv has a BA in English and History from Newman University, and a Master’s in History from The Ohio State University. He currently serves on the Board of the EDGE Funders Group . A cricket fanatic, Rajiv is a published poet and writer who enjoys cooking, the outdoors, the ocean, reading, and traveling.