Scholar, Mystic and Badass
Coming home for me is about integrating my experiences in contemporary academia with ancient healing and energetic practices.
Roksana Badruddoja is an urban cross-cultural and interfaith shamanic and akashic trauma healing practitioner. She/they is a feminine/masculine woman of color, a womanist and critical race feminist, a tenured professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Manhattan College and a queer mother to four fierce energy beings. Dr. Badruddoja’s commitment lies in releasing racial, sexual, gender and reproductive traumas.
Dr. Badruddoja’s research in the areas of race and ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion and culture, and how these impact women of color have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. These include the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, the International Journal of Sociology of the Family, and the International Review of Modern Sociology. She/they is the author of Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women, which was exhibited at the South Asian Literary and Theatre Arts Festival in the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in 2012, exhibited at Queens Museum of Art in 2012 and featured in The New York Times in 2012; the editor of “New Maternalisms”: Tales of Mother (Dislodging the Unthinkable) and a contributor to Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, a finalist for the Indie Book Award and being taught by Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Badruddoja was trained in the Akashic Records by Tara Jolley, Roni Reisler and Baltazar Villareal from the mystery school Akashic Records Consultants International (ARCI). She/they was gifted a cross-cultural shamanic training in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition lineage by don Oscar Miro-Quesada and a shamanic apprenticeship in the tradition of Ho’omana with Shamanic Vision by Paul Hinsberger and Neelam Nanwani. Trained by Joanne Ameya Cohen, Dr. Badruddoja also communes with sacred plant medicine as a flower essence practitioner to heal feminine health. And, she/they has worked with Sergio Magaña to learn dream practices and Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield for mindfulness. Finally, Dr. Badruddoja is a Vipassana meditator in the tradition of S.N. Goenka.
“So once you realize your wholeness as your essential birthright, never again is it necessary to experience separation even in the midst of the most challenging of circumstances that call to you to recoil, to disappear, to make yourself invisible.” ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada