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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

South Asia Seminar

Thu, February 8, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

A professor of Sociology and Asian American studies, Sharmila's interests include race, feminist theory, and the globalization of labor markets.

Her book, "Ethnic Routes to Becoming American: Indian Immigrants and the Cultures of Citizenship" (Rutgers University Press, 2004), is an ethnography of a shelter for battered South Asian American women, and a cultural organization in Chicago. The book contextualizes immigrant race politics within the larger cultural turn we see in the sphere of American politics in the late 20th century. She has a forthcoming article on care work in Gender and Society.

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