Simmy Makhijani

Lecturer, Asian American Studies Department

Office: EP 211

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

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

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 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

Selected Publications:

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.