Monisha Das Gupta

I am Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.  I currently director the Center for South Asian Studies at UHM. A sociologist by training, I got my PhD in Sociology at Brandeis University in 1999.  At UHM, I have enjoyed bringing an interdisciplinary approach to my research and teaching.  In 2013, I received the UHM Chancellor's award for teaching.  My research, writing and teaching is further enriched by my day-to-day involvement in the immigrant rights movement and the labor movement.

Areas of Research and Teaching

Migration, Trasnationalism, Feminism
U.S. Race Relations, Labor,  Social Movements Feminist Theory
Qualitative Methods

Fall 2014 Courses

ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
10:30am-11:20am, Gartley 103


Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics
in the United States
(Duke University Press, 2006)
* Winner of the 2008 the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America Book Award
* Winner of the 2008 Association of Asian American Studies Best Book in Social Sciences Award
"Don't Deport Our Daddies":  Gendering State Deportation Practices and Immigrant Organzing.  Gender & Society 28(1): 83-109. (2014)
Newcomers to the Aloha state: Challenges and prospects of Mexicans in Hawaiʻi with Jeanne Batalova and Sue P. Haglund (Migration Policy Institute 2013)
See  all publications

Current Research Projects:

The interface between the immigrant rights movement in the US and immigration policies; Mexican immigration to Hawaiʻi

Recently Taught Courses

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