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Sohi, Seema Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I am currently working on my second book project, which foregrounds the transnational dimensions of U.S. Cold War history by situating the easing of restrictive immigration and naturalization laws in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1960s as part of a larger global history of decolonization and the expansion of U.S. power and influence across the decolonizing world during the Cold War. It does so by examining the travels of some the country‚Äôs most prominent African American and Asian American musicians, intellectuals, and politicians across the decolonizing world during the early years of the Cold War, with a particular focus on the 1955 Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. My exploration places geo-political events like Banding and the actors of my study in the larger contexts of global decolonization, anticommunism, and Cold War racial geopolitics and foregrounds the international dimensions of U.S. civil rights reform and Cold War history.

keywords

  • Asian American studies, Asian American history, US history, race, empire, anticolonialism, transnationalism, radicalism, borderlands, Cold War, decolonization, foreign relations

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ETHN 3015 Asian Pacific American Communities (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 3501 Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 3841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 4841 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 4961 Honors Thesis 1 (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 4971 Honors Thesis 2 (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 6841 Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ETHN 3841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 4841 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 6000 Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 6002 Professionalization Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 6841 Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ETHN 3501 Theory/Methods/Writing in Ethnic Studies (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 3841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 4841 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 4961 Honors Thesis 1 (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 4971 Honors Thesis 2 (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 6100 Race and Citizenship in U.S. History and Culture (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 6841 Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies (Spring 2018)
  • ETHN 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities