Professor Seema Sohi
Associate Professor • Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
Asian American Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 259

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Washington - History, 2008
M.A., University of Vermont - History
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz - English & History, 1997

Research Interests

Transnational political movements, radicalism, Asian American history


Seema Sohi is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her book, Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America (Oxford University Press, 2014) examines the radical anticolonial politics of South Asian intellectuals and migrant workers based in North America during the early twentieth century as well as the inter-imperial efforts of the U.S. and British states to repress them. A history of radicalism and antiradicalism, this project also looks at the racial formations of South Asians through the lens of antiradicalism during the early years of South Asian migration to the United States. She has also published essays and articles in the Journal of American History, Sikh Formations, and an anthology titled, The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power (New York University Press, 2013). She currently serves as Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the President of the Board of Directors of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).


Selected Publications

Book

Sohi, Seema. Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America (Oxford Univeristy Press, 2014). 

Refereed Articles

Sohi, Seema. “Sites of ‘Sedition,’ Sites of Liberation: Gurdwaras, the Ghadar Party, and Anticolonial Mobilization,” Sikh Formations 10, no. 1 (April 2014): 5-22.

Sohi, Seema. “Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in the Transnational Western U.S.-Canadian Borderlands,” Journal of American History 98 (September 2011).

Contributions to Edited Collections

Sohi, Seema. “Repressing the ‘Hindu Menace’: Race, Anarchy, and Indian Anticolonialism," in Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy, and Manu Vimalassery, eds., The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in the Age of U.S. Power (New York: New York University Press, 2013).