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Kavitha Ramsamy

 

Kavitha RamsamyKavitha Ramsamy, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, teaching in Africana Studies. Her research is on globalization, transnationalism, migration, and identity with respect to the African and South Asian diasporas. As a cultural, urban, and political geographer, she investigates issues of race, citizenship, and cosmopolitanism from a comparative national perspective. Her scholarship interrogates dominant racial binaries and social movements at the intersection of Black Atlantic Studies and Indian Ocean Studies. She currently teaches courses in Africana Studies on the interlacing histories and geographies of African and Asian peoples in the United States; South Asian and African relations in comparative national contexts; racial inequality and economic development; cultural pluralism and democracy; Black migration and urbanization; research methodologies in Africana Studies; and Introduction to Africana Studies. She has authored several scholarly articles and is currently finishing a book titled “South Asians and the Problem of the Color Line: Migration, Race, and Identity in South Africa and the United States.

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