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 2015 Course

WS/ES 390: Gender & Race in US Society
Gen. Ed. Focus: DS, ETH
9:00am-10:15am, KUY 210


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

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Current Research Projects:

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

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