prabhdeep's research explores how processes of knowledge production around inequality maintain racism and colonialism at knowledge institutions, such as universities, libraries, and archives. Particularly, prabhdeep explores these processes at elite research universities to understand how cultural knowledge workers use merit with U.S-based knowledge institutions between 1860 and the present. Their work focuses on knowledge workers and how these workers develop discursive practices within elite spaces to navigate organizational change.
Their dissertation is a specific four-sited case of how faculty members use merit in evaluation processes while also pressured to adopt practices that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring and promotion. prabhdeep's historical analyses place faculty members' contemporary defenses of the meritocratic evaluative system within the professoriate's historical context of maintaining and dismantling racial segregation among knowledge producers.
A copy of their CV is available here for download (as of 06/2021).