Seema Sohi completed her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She earned B.A. degrees in both U.S. History and Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her M.A. in U.S. History from the University of Vermont. Her current project traces the development of a transnational anti-colonial movement organized by Indian radicals and migrant workers in the United States during the early twentieth century. Additionally, her interdisciplinary research interests include Asian American transnational political movements, radicalism, labor, Asian American literature, and comparative ethnic studies.
Her work engages with critical theories of race and she is committed to advancing students’ understanding of the ways in which institutional structures and social and political practices constructed racial formations and reinforced racial hierarchies in the United States. She looks forward to teaching various courses in the Ethnic Studies Department, including Introduction to Asian American Studies, Women and Gender in Asian American Studies, and Asian American transnational political movements.