Lecturer, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 211
2016 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
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
AAS 540 South Asians in the United States
AAS 213 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
AAS 541 South Asian Diaspora
ETHS 100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
RRS 571 Women, Class, Race
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 4 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 of South Asians Taking Action, Member
Vak Choir, Board Member
Makhijani, S. (forthcoming 2020). “Desis Rising Up and Moving, 2000-Present.” In E. Hobson and D. Berger (Volume Eds.),Remaking Radicalism: A Grassroots Documentary Reader of the United States, 1973-2001.University of Georgia Press.
Makhijani, S. (2020). “South Asians on the Pacific West Coast (the Early Years): A Brief History of the Present.” In E. Shrake, T. Leon, and C. Chen (Eds.),Asian Pacific American Experiences: Past, Present, and Future (2ndEdition), Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Makhijani, S. (2020). “Bloodlines of Ghadar: Two Generations of Radical South Asian American Women.” In E. Shrake, T. Leon, and C. Chen (Eds.),Asian Pacific American Experiences: Past, Present, and Future (2ndEdition), Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Makhijani, S. (2020). “#Asians4BlackLives” In E. Shrake, T. Leon, and C. Chen (Eds.),Asian Pacific American Experiences: Past, Present, and Future (2ndEdition), Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Fu, M., Makhijani, S., Pham, A., Richart, M., Tien, J., and Wong, D. (2019). “Asians4BlackLives: Notes from the Ground.” In D. Fujino and R. Rodriguez (Guest Eds.),Amerasia Journal,45:2, 253-70.Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
Makhijani, S. (2013). “United States of Dissent: Converging Political Imaginaries of the Ghadarites and Black Panthers.” InSAMAR: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection, Issue 41, published online.
Makhijani, S. (2008). “War Harvest: Can There Be Such A Thing As A Post-Conflict Society?” InCatamaran:South Asian American Writing,Volume 9, Thames Printing Company, Inc., Norwich, CT: Winter 2008.