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Shailja Sharma

Professor of International Relations, DePaul University
Chapter Member: Chicagoland SSN
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Sharma's research focus is on comparative migration, forced migration, and cultural and social citizenship. Sharma focuses on Europe and South Asia. Sharma is currently working on a study of violence and citizenship in India.


In the News

Opinion: "The Border ‘Crisis’ Is a Problem That We Can Solve," Shailja Sharma, The Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2023.
Guest on TEDx, April 29, 2016.


"Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France" (Manchester University Press, 2016).

Compares how different imperial histories have influenced the treatment of migrants and made them into citizens.

New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US (Stanford University Press, 2006).

Examines facets of the South Asian experience in the United States, in different disciplines.

"Salman Rushdie: The Ambivalence of Migrancy Shailja Sharma" JSTOR 47, no. 4 (2001): 596-618.

Reads Rushdie not as a Muslim or a writer of India, but as a migrant and someone who documents the migrant experience in The Satanic Verses.