Core Faculty

Seema Sohi

Associate Professor

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Ethnic Studies, 339 UCB
Ketchum 259
Boulder, CO  80309-0339


Curriculum vitae



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


Seema Sohi completed her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in U.S. history, with a focus on Asian American history. Her work 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 teaches various courses in the Ethnic Studies Department including the Introduction to Asian American Studies, Asian/Pacific American Communities, Race and Citizenship, and South Asian American History.

Selected Publications


Echos of Mutiny

Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America (Oxford Univeristy Press, 2014). Available for purchase at Amazon.

Peer Reviewed Articles

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

“Repressing the ‘Hindu Menace’: Race, Anarchy, and Indian Anticolonialism," 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).

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