CSLG is organising a seminar by Sangay Mishra

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Friday, 12 January 2018
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Friday, 12 January 2018
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CSLG is organising a seminar by Sangay Mishra
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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND GOVERNANCE

Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

SEMINAR SERIES

 

SANGAY MISHRA

Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Drew University, New Jersey, United States

 

On

 

South Asian American Political Lives:

Beyond Ethnoracial Solidarity

 

 Abstract : From taxi drivers to CEOs and Indian American political figures such as Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal—how internal distinctions strain solidarity in the politics of South Asian (or Desi) Americans. Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Sangay K. Mishra analyzes internal characteristics that lead to multiple paths of political inclusion. This exploration is critical to understanding the changing nature of the politics of immigrant inclusion—and difference—in the United States. Mishra will be presenting on his book, Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016. A South Asian edition of the book is now available from Sage Publications.

3.00 PM, Friday, 12 January 2018

Conference Room, CSLG, JNU

 

About the Speaker: Sangay K. Mishra is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Drew University in New Jersey, United States. He specializes in immigrant political incorporation, diaspora studies, Asian American politics, and racial, and ethnic politics in the United States. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He teaches courses on Race and Politics, Immigration, Latino Politics, and Political Theory. His current research project focuses on the transnational engagements and political mobilization patterns of Indian Americans. In another project, he is studying the emerging patterns of interaction between Muslim communities and the law enforcement agencies in the post-9/11 United States. His book Desis Divided received the Best Book on Asian America from the American Sociological Association in 2017.

 

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