I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at Brown University. My research interests span racial theory and racism, higher education, and organizational theory. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.
My projects consider how merit has been historically constructed within higher education by exploring the relationship between slavery, colonialism, and higher education. My work has been supported by The Institute for Transformative Practice at Brown University, the Beatrice and Joseph Feinberg Memorial Fund, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University, and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. For 2017-2019, I am a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at Brown University's Swearer Center.
If you are a Punjabi and/or Sikh community member who is looking for language resources related to migrant rights, explore the Sikh Family Center's multi-lingual resource depository – especially the "Know Your Rights" and "Red Cards"/Red Card Instructions.
I do not capitalize my name, but am not offended if you do forget to do so, after all language is pliable and constantly in flux. I often get asked, "Why?" My name was not given to me in English. It was given to me in a language that does not use upper/lower case letters. The use of lowercase letters is, therefore, properly respecting my given, cultural, and religious name. While I am not personally offended if you choose to not respect this (I cannot speak for others who also honor their given name appropriately), I do not feel similarly if you make a mistake with my pronouns.