is an Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She recently completed her dissertation titled “Ethnic Organizations and Ethnic Identities: The Use of Websites for Creating Transnational Gendered Identities”. The study specifically examines how selected religio-nationalist organizations are creating public representations of women and men of “their” ethnic community through their websites, and to analyze what elements are used to create gender distinctions. She is a recipient of several University wide awards including 100 Years of Women's Scholarship Award. She also received a citation from Governor Jodi Rell for her scholarship and activism and commitment to women’s issues. She also has a postgraduate degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai (India). She was associated with a range of innovative initiatives in the field of women and development in India.
is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. She was educated at Presidency College (India), the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut. Her current research and publications focus on the intersection of racialized ethnicity, gender and class. She has published chapters and articles in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and India on multiple marginalities that affect Asian American women. She is the author of the book titled Negotiating Ethnicity – Second Generation South Asian Americans Traverse a Transnational World (Rutgers University Press 2005), and the co-editor of The Power of Women’s Informal Networks- Lessons in Social Change from South Asia and West Africa (Lexington Books, 2004). She is also the Deputy Editor of the journal Gender and Society. She has been invited to speak on gender and globalization at universities like Hofstra, Yale, and Visva Bharati (India). She has won several awards including University of Connecticut Women of Color Award for Excellence in Leadership, Achievement, and Service.