Sasha Sabherwal

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Graduate Student

Sasha Sabherwal is a PhD candidate in American Studies and holds a certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She received her B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She is a scholar of the South Asian diaspora, with strong interests in religious studies and gender studies. Her research interrogates the resurgence of caste and gender hierarchies in the Sikh diaspora of the Pacific Northwest. Her dissertation, “Circuits of Faith: Transnational Religion, Caste, and Gender in the Sikh Diaspora of the Pacific Northwest,” explores the circulation of religion and its attendant practices of caste and gender in the Punjabi Sikh borderland communities of Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia; and Seattle and Bellingham, Washington.

Transnational Feminism, South Asian Diaspora, Religion, Asian American Studies, Borders and Borderlands