Simmy Makhijani

Lecturer, Asian American Studies Department

Office: EP 426

Phone: 415-692-3410

Email: simmy@sfsu.edu

2016 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


Education

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies, Asian and Comparative Studies

BA, Pennsylvania State University, Journalism

Courses Taught

540 South Asians in the United States

213 Asian American Institutions and Ideals

541 South Asian Diaspora

 

Honors, Awards, and Grants

2008 and 2009

California Institute of Integral Studies Annual Institute Scholarship

2007

Union Bank Diversity Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

2004-2006

California Institute of Integral Studies Diversity Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

2002-2004

California Institute of Integral Studies Diversity Scholarship for Masters of Arts Studies

Research Interests

South Asian studies; radical race politics; political solidarity and resistance, youth organizing and arts activism; social movement histories and movement relevant theory

Current Community Involvement

Asians for Black Lives, Member

Bay Area Solidarity Summer (South Asian activist youth camp), Core Organizer

United Roots (youth community center) Co-Founder/Senior Advisor and past Co-Executive Director

Alliance for South Asians Taking Action, Member

Vak Choir, Board Member

 

Selected Publications

2015

“Which Side Are You On?: Black and South Asian American Youth, Solidarity Activism, and New Generation Politics,” PhD diss., California Institute of Integral Studies, 2015.

2013

“United States of Dissent: Converging Political Imaginaries of the Ghadarites and Black Panthers,” SAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection, issue 41, October 23, 2013.

2008

“War Harvest: Can There Be Such A Thing As A Post-Conflict Society?,” Catamaran: South Asian American Writing, vol. 15, Thames Printing Company, Inc., Norwich, CT: Winter 2008.