Welcome! I am a writer, sociologist, and educator. My research explores the politics of inclusion as it intersects with racism, colonialism, and cisheterosexism. Specifically, I use qualitative methodologies to explore how frameworks of inclusion are part of a historical and colonial process of forming ideas about race, labor, gender, and sexuality within U.S. knowledge institutions, such as research universities and archives. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Center for the Humanities with the HEAL Project and founded and lead the Sikh LGBTQIA+ Oral History Project. I received my PhD in sociology from Brown University. For any inquires, feel free to reach out via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
My work has been published in peer-reviewed academic outlets, such as Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Theory & History, Sikh Research Journal, Workplace, and Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education, and for public commentary, in Kaur Life and Conditionally Accepted. My research has been recognized by the Eastern Sociological Society's Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award and the Gender Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
I do not capitalize my name in English-printed media and you may also use ਪ੍ਰਭਦੀਪ if you prefer. In informal correspondences, I accept all iterations. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.
As a current fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I share the significance and history of Teejop (Dejope) and the Ho-Chunk Nation, as well as the University's commitment to respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other First Nations of Wisconsin.
As a graduate of Brown University, I share a land acknowledgment produced by Sherente Mishitashin Harris, Mack H. Scott III PhD (Narragansett Historian), Natives at Brown, and Decolonization at Brown. In collaboration with Brown's Center for Students of Color, they have also produced a welcome video.