Sunday, February 10, 2013

Madhulika Khandelwal, Ph.D.

Madhulika S. Khandelwal (madhulika.khandelwal@qc.cuny.edu) is the Director of the Asian/American Center and Associate Professor in Urban Studies Department at Queens College, City University of New York. She has taught Asian American Studies at a number of universities and has conducted research on contemporary Asian American communities.

Prof. Khandelwal's main interests include immigrants, women, Asian American communities, and South Asian diaspora. Dr. Khandelwal's ethnographic research on South Asian immigrant communities in the New York area has been recently published in her book Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community in New York City (Cornell University Press, 2002).

Born in India, Prof. Khandelwal was educated in both India and the United States and holds a Ph.D in History from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Prof. Khandelwal has been widely recognized for her community-oriented research and has been honored by NYC Comptroller's Office, Queens Women's Center, and community organizations such as Pragati and SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action !).

Selected publications

  • Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community in New York City (Cornell University Press, 2002).