Usha Sanyal is an independent scholar and adjunct instructor at Queens University of Charlotte. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been a member since 2010.
Sarah Walsh is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney. She lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has been a member since 2012.
Mou Banerjee is a PhD candidate in modern South Asian history at Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been a member since 2013.
Lilian Calles Barger is an independent scholar. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, and has been a member since 2008.
By Tyler Anbinder
Underpinning President Donald Trump’s recent ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is the belief that these immigrants are fundamentally different than those who came to the United States in the past. An unsentimental look at the history of American immigrants, however, shows that the banned immigrants are not fundamentally different from Americans’ foreign-born grandparents, great-grandparents, or even great-great-great-grandparents.
Felipe Hinojosa is an associate professor at Texas A&M University. He lives in College Station, Texas, and has been a member since 2008.
Allison Brown is a writer and editor at the Museum of the Bible. She lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, and has been a member since 2015.
Last month, controversy erupted again in California over the portrayal of the South Asian subcontinent in history textbooks. Among the disputed points was whether schools in California should teach Dalit history and the history of the caste system to students. While the word “Dalit” may ring unfamiliar to most outside the subcontinent, Dalit history is a burgeoning field of study in academia, both in the United States and India alike. We caught up with historian Ramnarayan Rawat (Univ. of Delaware), co-editor of the recently released Dalit Studies (2016), to ask him what Dalit studies is and what the future of the field looks like.