- B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
- M.A., University of Vermont
- Ph.D., University of Washington – History
I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Washington in U.S. history, with a focus on Asian American history. I have B.A. degrees in both U.S. history and literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. in U.S. history from the University of Vermont. My book manuscript examines the radical anticolonial politics of South Asian intellectuals and migrant workers in the United States during the early twentieth century. A history of U.S. radicalism and antiradicalism, this project also looks at the racial formations of South Asians through the lens of antiradicalism during the early years of South Asian migration to the United States. My interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include Asian American history, transnational political movements, and South Asian diasporic studies.
I teach various courses in the Ethnic Studies Department including the Introduction to Asian American Studies, Asian/Pacific American Communities, and South Asian Women’s Literature and Film.
- Radical Migrations: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America (Book Manuscript in progress)
- “Immigration Act of 1917 and the Barred Zone,” “Asian Indian Exclusion,” “Ghadar Party,” “Ghadar Newspaper,” in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, edited by Edward J.W. Park and Xiaojian Zhao (forthcoming)
- “Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in the Transnational Western U.S.-Canadian Borderlands,” Journal of American History98, September 2011: 420-436
- “Repressing the ‘Hindu Menace’: Antiradicalism and the Criminalization of the Indian Radical,” Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery, eds., The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in the Age of U.S. Power (New York: New York University Press, forthcoming 2012)