I am Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair of Sikh Studies in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine. I am also currently affiliated faculty with the Department of Asian American Studies and Religious Studies at UCI.

Key Research Areas: sikh studies, african and south asian diaspora/studies; politics of afro-asianism; citizenship, race, and decolonization; minoritization and community formation, postcolonial and transnational feminisms; gender and sexuality; critical  university studies; uganda, east africa, indian ocean, global south