Eastern Michigan University
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Devika Dibya Choudhuri

Professor, Counseling Program

304 Porter Building



Home Department

Leadership and Counseling


A.B. Smith College 1990, Psychology and Women's Studies
M.S. in Counseling, University of Vermont, 1994
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Syracuse University, 2001
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women's Studies, Syracuse University, 2001

Interests and Expertise

My specialization is in multicultural and cross cultural counseling.  I consider the issues of social identity, of race and ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion and spirituality, to be critical aspects to be aware of and address in counseling.  I do research on these areas, and am also interested in assisting students with their research.  I tend to do qualitative research.  I also teach two courses within the Counseling Program that are open to graduate students in other programs such as WGST.  Both are COUN 592: Special topics courses on Counseling Women and Counseling with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations.

Publications and Presentations

Ng, K., Choudhuri, D. D., Noonan, B. M., & Cebollas, P. (2012). An internationalization competency checklist for American counseling training programs. International journal for the Advancement of Counselling, DOI 10.1007/s10447-011-9141-5

Choudhuri, D. D. (2012). Legacies of blood and shame: Intimate partner violence among African American women. In E. Z. Gallaher & V. C. Polite (Eds.) African American Women in Michigan. Forthcoming from Western Michigan University Press.

Choudhuri, D. D., Santiago-Rivera, A., & Garret, M. (2011). Counseling and Diversity: Central concepts and theme for competent practice. Cengage Learning Press.

Zamani-Gallaher, E. & Choudhuri, D. D. (2011). A Primer on LGBTQ Students at Community Colleges: Considerations for Research and Practice. New Directions for Student Services.

Choudhuri, D. D. (2010). Oppression of the spirit: Complexities in the counseling encounter. In S. H. Anderson & V. A. Middleton (Eds.) Explorations in Diversity: Examining privilege and oppression in a multicultural society (2nd Ed.) (pp.173-182). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Berila, B. & Choudhuri, D. D. (2005). Metrosexuality the middle class way: Deconstructing race, class, and gender in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Genders, 42.

Choudhuri, D. D. (2006). Cultural, Religious, Familial, and Gender Factors Related to Grief and Loss. In J. Fiorini (Ed.) Counseling Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss. NY: Research Press.

Choudhuri, D. & Mohan, R. (1996). Wayward girls and wicked women: Women in Indian Silent Film, Deep Focus, 12, 12-23.

Courses Taught

  • COUN 592 (crosslisted with WGST): Counseling Women

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344