Sunaina Maira 


Position Title
Professor, Asian American Studies


Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies and Co-Director of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC 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: SouthAsians Map North America, which won the American Book Award, and The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent. Her new book, The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror, 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. Maira is currently the Co-Director of the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Read more about Sunaina Maira's research and activities.