Sunaina Maira

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City and Missing: Youth, Citizenship, and Empire After 9/11. She co-edited Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America, which won the American Book Award in 1997, and Youthscapes: The Popular, the National, and the Global. Maira is author of two forthcoming books, a a monograph based on ethnographic research, Jeel [Generation] Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth Movement (fall 2013), and a volume co-edited with Piya Chatterjee, The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent (spring 2014). Her new research project is a study of South Asian, Arab, and Afghan American youth and political movements focused on civil and human rights and issues of sovereignty and surveillance in the War on Terror.