LD_1113_SMishra_0049bVisiting Assistant Professor

Sangay Mishra specializes in immigrant political incorporation, global immigration, and  racial and ethnic politics. Before Joining Drew University, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

He teaches courses on Race and Politics, Immigration, Public Policy and International Relations.

His book, titled Desis Divided: Political Lives of South Asian Americans, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press in Spring 2016.

His current research project focuses on the emerging patterns of interaction between Muslim communities and the law enforcement agencies in the post-9/11 period. Another project is concerned with the transnational engagements of the Indian American diaspora.

Research Interests

Immigrant Political Incorporation, Racial and Religious Profiling, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Global Migration, Comparative Immigration Policy

Selected Publications

  • “Race, Religion, and Political Mobilization: South Asians in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2013. Studies in  Ethnicity and Nationalism Vol.13 (2).
  • “Rights at Risk: South Asians in the Post-9/11 United States.” 2011. AAPI Nexus: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community Vol. 9(1).
  • “Race, Religion, and Discrimination: South Asian Immigrants in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2012.In Faith and Race in American Political Life, Robin Jacobson and Nancy Wadsworth (eds.). Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
  • “Transnationalism and Nationalistic Discourses: Indian Immigrants in the United States.” 2009. In The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans, Pei-te Lien and Christian Collet (eds.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


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